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Canadiens agree to terms with free agent Alexandre Alain

The 21-year-old centerman inked a three-year entry-level contract with the club beginning in 2018-19

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens announced on Tuesday that they've agreed to terms with free-agent center Alexandre Alain on a three-year entry-level contract (2018-19 to 2020-21).

Alain, 21, is currently in his fifth season in the QMJHL and second with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. He recorded 87 points (44G, 43A) in 65 games this season, good for third overall in QMJHL scoring, and second on the Armada. Alain was named the QMJHL's Scholastic Player of the Year as well as a Second-Team All-Star.

A native of Quebec City, the 6-foot-1, 186-pound forward is currently tied for the team lead in playoff scoring with 19 points (11G, 8A) in 11 games.

The Armada currently lead the Charlottetown Islanders 2-0 in their best-of-seven QMJHL semi-final series.

Alain went undrafted, but participated in the Canadiens' development and rookie camps last year on an amateur tryout basis.


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