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Canadiens sign Glumac, Darche and Henry

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL  – Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today the signing of forwards Mike Glumac and Mathieu Darche, as well as defenseman Alex Henry, to one-year, two-way contracts for the 2009-10 season. As per club policy, financial terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Last season, Mike Glumac led the Hamilton Bulldogs in goals (33) and power-play goals (17). The 6-2, 200-pound right-winger amassed 52 points (including 19 assists), fired 190 shots on goal with a plus-3 rating and 60 penalty minutes in 66 AHL regular-season games.

Glumac, 29, played 40 career NHL regular-season games with the St. Louis Blues from 2005 to 2008, collecting 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists) and 38 penalty minutes. A native of Niagara Falls, Ontario Glumac spent four seasons with the Miami-Ohio University RedHawks in the CCHA from 1998 to 2002.

Last season, Mathieu Darche led the AHL’s Portland Pirates with 31 goals and scored 66 points (including 35 assists) in 80 regular-season games. He also posted a plus-1 rating and served 37 penalty minutes.

Darche made his NHL debut with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2000-2001. The 32 year-old left-winger totaled 24 points (8 goals, 16 assists) and 26 penalty minutes in 101 games over eight season, also suiting up for the Nashville Predators, the San Jose Sharks and the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

A native of Montreal, Darche amassed 418 points (196 points, 222 assists) with 248 penalty minutes in 520 career AHL games and won the Calder Cup with the Milwaukee Admirals in 2004.  

From 1995 to 2000, the 6-1, 210-pound forward compiled 130 points (60 goals, 70 assists) and 101 penalty minutes with the McGill University Redmen. A business graduate, Darche was named to the CIS All-Canadian Team and received McGill University Athlete of the Year honors in 2000.

Last season, Alex Henry registered 10 penalty minutes in two games with the Canadiens. The six-foot-six, 230-pound defenseman also played 79 contests with the Hamilton Bulldogs, scoring 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) with a plus-9 rating. He ranked second on the team with 127 penalty minutes.

    In 2007-08, Henry served as captain of the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League. He recorded 16 points (3 goals, 13 assists) in 80 games and was second on the team with 142 penalty minutes.
Since 2002-03, the 29-year-old served 269 penalty minutes in 177 NHL games, with Edmonton (3), Washington (38), Minnesota (134) and Montreal (2).

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