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By the numbers: Ben Chiarot

Five facts about the new Canadiens defenseman

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens agreed to terms with defenseman Ben Chiarot on a three-year contract on Thursday. Here's a look at his career in numbers.

20 - The 28-year-old blueliner set career-highs in all three major offensive categories last season, registering five goals, 15 assists and 20 points.

18:37 - The Hamilton, ON native also established career-highs in several more categories with the Winnipeg Jets this past year, including average ice time per game (18:37), shots on goal (111), shots blocked (139), hits (171) and takeaways (20).

305 - Chiarot boasts 305 games of NHL experience with the Jets, amassing 12 goals and 64 points along the way.

192 - Chiarot has 192 career penalty minutes in the NHL. During his time in the Junior ranks, he collected 405 penalty minutes in 229 career OHL games.

120 - Chiarot was selected in the fourth round, 120th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers at the 2009 NHL Draft.

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