MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Sunday the signing of forward Charles Hudon to a three-year contract (2013-14 to 2015-16). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
In 56 games with the QMJHL’s Chicoutimi Saguenéens in 2012-13, Hudon collected 71 points (30 goals, 41 assists). He led his team in goals and points, while ranking second on the Saguenéens in helpers. He served 166 penalty minutes and maintained a +15 plus/minus differential. He added three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in nine games with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.
Hudon, 18, has recorded 197 points (78 goals, 119 assists) in 178 games since his junior debut with Chicoutimi in 2010-11. The 5’10’’ and 177 lbs forward has served 158 penalty minutes and displays a +69 plus/minus differential.
A native of Alma, Quebec, Hudon was selected in the fifth round, 122nd overall by the Canadiens at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He took part in the second part of the Canadiens’ development camp in June 2012.SEE ALSOFive Keys to the Game: Habs-Sens #3Game Preview #3: Canadiens - Senators Facial accoutrements - Jarred Tinordi Weekly Quiz - May 2 Crash and bang Shooting gallery