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Canadiens sign defence prospect Dalton Thrower to three-year deal

Friday, 05.30.2014 / 12:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Canadiens sign defence prospect Dalton Thrower to three-year deal

MONTREAL - Defence prospect Dalton Thrower has signed a three-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

The six-foot 203-pound Thrower had 12 goals and 39 points in 42 games with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League this season.

He led Vancouver defencemen with eight power-play goals.

Thrower, 20, had 147 points in 285 career WHL games.

The Squamish, B.C. native was picked 51st overall by Montreal in the 2012 draft.

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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

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