MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Thursday that forward Christian Thomas has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with the Club (2015-16).
Thomas, 23, played 18 games with the Canadiens in 2014-15. He scored one goal, his first career goal in the NHL, on February 12 against Edmonton. He averaged 9:05 of ice time per game and was assessed seven penalty minutes. The 5'09'' and 178 lbs forward also appeared in 52 games with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs, recording 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists). Two of his goals were scored on the powerplay and he totaled 125 shots on goal. Thomas has played 21 career regular season games in the NHL.
The New York Rangers' second-round selection (40th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Toronto native was acquired from the Rangers on July 2, 2013 in return for forward Danny Kristo.