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Canadiens invite Simon Després to training camp

The 26-year-old Laval native spent the 2017-18 season with the KHL's Bratislava Slovan

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - The Canadiens announced on Thursday that they had invited defenseman Simon Després to take part in their training camp (professional tryout).

Després, 26, spent the 2017-18 season with the KHL's Bratislava Slovan where he recorded four goals, seven assists and 84 penalty minutes in 44 games.

In 193 career NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks, the 6-foot-4, 218-pounder has registered six goals and 43 points, along with 150 penalty minutes and a plus-31 rating.

A native of Laval, Després was Pittsburgh's first-round pick (30th overall) in 2009.

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