MONTREAL - General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Saturday that the Canadiens have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free agent forward Byron Froese.
Froese received a two-way contract for 2017-18 and a one-way contract for 2018-19.
Last season, the 26-year-old centerman played six games in the NHL ranks, the first two with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the last four with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He didn't amass a point, though, but did collect five penalty minutes and registered a minus-3 differential.
Froese spent the majority of the season in the AHL, registering 46 points, including 27 goals in 54 games with the Toronto Marlies and Syracuse Crunch.
A fourth-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009, Froese has played 62 games since making his NHL debut, scoring two goals and adding three assists for five points.