MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Thursday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract (2018-19 to 2020-21) with defenseman Cale Fleury.
The 6'01'' and 203 lbs rearguard recorded 51 points (12 goals, 39 assists) in 68 games with the WHL's Kootenay Ice and Regina Pats.
Fleury, 19, ranked first among Pats defensemen with a combined total of 51 points. He added four points (0-4-4) in seven playoff games with the Pats. He helped Regina reach the Memorial Cup tournament, with the Pats dropping a 3-0 decision in the Finals against Acadie-Bathurst.
Selected in the third round, 87th overall at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Fleury played 269 career games in the WHL with Kootenay (2014-15 to 2017-18) and Regina (2017-18). Fleury, a Calgary native who captained the Ice in his last two seasons with the team, ended his Junior career with 32 goals and 95 assists for 127 points and served 178 penalty minutes. He added five points, all assists, in seven playoff games with both WHL teams.
Fleury currently plays with the Laval Rocket, the Canadiens' AHL affiliate.