MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry level contract (2015-16 to 2017-18) with forward Daniel Audette.
In 60 regular season games with the QMJHL’s Sherbrooke Phoenix in 2014-15, the 5’8’’ and 176 lbs forward led his team in points (29-44-73). Fourteen of his goals were scored on the powerplay and he added five winning tallies. He served 64 penalty minutes and totaled 196 shots on goal. Audette added six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in six playoffs contests.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Audette totals 178 points (60 goals, 118 assists) in 182 regular season games since making his juniors debut with Sherbrooke in 2012-13. He has scored 24 powerplay goals, one while shorthanded and seven game-winning tallies. He has served 208 penalty minutes.
The 19-year old forward was selected in the fifth round, 147th overall by the Canadiens at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He took part in his second development camp with the Canadiens earlier this month.