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Canadiens sign Moen to three-year deal

Friday, 07.10.2009 / 4:52 PM / 2009 NHL Offseason News

NHL.com

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today the signing of forward Travis Moen to a three-year contract (2009-10 to 2011-12). As per Club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Travis Moen is a character player. He is versatile, and he plays hard. His size and style will contribute to adding physicality to our team," said Bob Gainey.

Last season, the 6-2, 215-pound left-winger took part in 82 regular-season contests with the Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks. Moen registered 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists), 91 penalty minutes and 101 shots on goal while blocking 78 shots and delivering 171 hits. In five NHL seasons, the 27-year-old amassed 56 points (29 goals, 27 assists), served 487 penalty minutes and fired 402 shots on goal in 362 regular-season games, with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Anaheim Ducks, and the San Jose Sharks.

A native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Moen was a member of the 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks, scoring 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) in 21 playoff games. In the 2009 playoffs, he led the San Jose Sharks in hits (16). Moen has appeared in 42 career playoff contests, scoring 15 points (9 goals, 6 assists) and serving 36 penalty minutes.

Moen was selected in the fifth round by the Calgary Flames, 155th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.










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