MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Thursday the signings of goaltender Yann Danis, forward Duncan Milroy, defenseman Andrew Archer and free agent Dan Jancevski for the 2006-07 season. As per club policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
In 2005-06, Danis, 25, played with the Canadiens and the Hamilton Bulldogs, in the American Hockey League. With the Canadiens, he posted a record of three wins and two losses in six games, a 2.69 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage. On October 12, 2005, in Atlanta against the Thrashers, he became the third goaltender in Canadiens' history, and the 16th in NHL history, to register a shutout in his first-ever game in the NHL.
In Hamilton, the 6-foot-1, 181-pound native of Lafontaine, Quebec played in 39 games and posted a record of 17 wins, 17 losses and three overtime losses. He completed the season with a 2.97 goals-against-average and .902 save percentage. Danis signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on March 19, 2004.
Milroy, 23, played in 77 games with the Bulldogs in 2005-06 and totaled 35 points, including 16 goals, with 63 penalty minutes. In three full seasons with the Bulldogs, the 6-foot-1, 204-pound right-winger, has scored 35 goals and added 47 assists for a total of 82 points and 95 penalty minutes in 203 games. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Milroy was the Canadiens' second round pick, 37th overall, in 2001.
Archer, 23, recorded three assists and 62 penalty minutes in 42 games with the Bulldogs in 2005-06. The 6-foot-4, 212-pound defenseman missed nearly half of last season with hernia and ankle injuries. In three full seasons with the Bulldogs, Archer scored one goal and added 14 assists for a total of 15 points and 197 penalty minutes in 140 games. The Calgary, Alberta native was the Canadiens' seventh round pick, 203rd overall, in 2001.
Jancevski, 25, played in 77 games with the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League in 2005-06 and collected 38 points, including nine goals, and 91 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound defenseman also took part in two games with the Dallas Stars, without getting any points.
In 2004-05, Jancevski, a native of Windsor, Ontario, played for the Hamilton Bulldogs, where he registered six goals and added 20 assists for a total of 26 points, and 163 penalty minutes. Jancevski, who spent his junior hockey career in the OHL with the London Knights and the Sudbury Wolves between 1998 and 2001, was the Stars' second round pick, 66th overall, in 1999.