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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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