BROSSARD – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract (2016-17 and 2017-18) with free agent defenseman Zach Redmond.
Redmond, 27, appeared in 37 games with the Colorado Avalanche in 2015-16, registering six points (2 goals, 4 assists). He maintained a +5 differential, served 10 penalty minutes and averaged 11:47 of ice time per game. The 6'02’’ and 205 lbs defenseman added seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) and six penalty minutes in 11 games with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage.
Since making his NHL debut with Winnipeg in 2012-13, Redmond has played 114 regular season games, contributing 33 points (9 goals, 24 assists). He has scored two goals on the powerplay, with a +5 differential and 46 penalty minutes. In his career, he suited up with Winnipeg and Colorado. In five seasons with Chicago, St. John’s and San Antonio (AHL), Redmond collected 82 points (25 goals, 57 assists) in 164 games.
A product of the CCHA’s Ferris State University Bulldogs, Redmond amassed 90 points (22 goals, 68 assists) in 141 games at the college level. He added 50 points (12 goals, 38 assists) in 108 contests with the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede, helping his team win the Clark Cup in 2007. On the international stage, Redmond helped Team USA earn the bronze medal at the World Championship in 2015.
A native of Traverse City, Michigan, Redmond was selected in the seventh round, 184th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.