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One-year, two-way contract for Joel Hanley

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract (2015-16) with free agent defenseman Joel Hanley.

Hanley, 24, played 63 games with the AHL’s Portland Pirates in 2014-15, recording 17 points (2 goals and 15 assists). The 6-foot, 180-pound defenseman had a plus-7 differential and served 34 penalty minutes. He also suited up with the ECHL’s Gwinneth Gladiators for three games, scoring once.

Since making his professional debut in 2013-14, Hanley has played 78 regular season games with Portland, contributing 22 points (2 goals and 20 assists) with a plus=3 differential and 99 penalty minutes.

The Keswick, Ontario native produced 75 points (17 goals, 58 assists) and 127 penalty minutes in 131 games with UMass-Amherst University (Hockey East), from 2010 to 2014.

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