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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Official Habs Press Release - Habs Sign Free Agent Hunter Bishop

CANADIENS SIGN FREE AGENT HUNTER BISHOP TO A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
MONTREAL (March 18, 2010) – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today the signing of free agent forward Hunter Bishop to a two-year contract (2010-11 and 2011-12). He will report to the Hamilton Bulldogs early next week.

Bishop, 22, is a 6’ 196 lbs forward who hails from Fairbanks, AK. In 2009-10, he ranked fourth in scoring in his, second season with the NCAA Ohio State Buckeyes. He registered 27 points in 33 games (15 goals, 12 assists). He ranked third in goals with the Buckeyes and had 22 penalty minutes. In his sophomore season with Ohio State in 2008-09, Bishop ranked third in scoring with 31 points in 42 games (14 goals, 17 assists).

From 2005 to 2008, Bishop registered a total of 177 points (93 goals, 84 assists) in 140 regular season games with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL (British Columbia Hockey League), including a 97-point season (57-40-97) in 60 games back in 2007-08.

Bishop participated in the Canadiens’development camp in 2009.

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