Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Press Release - Habs Sign Greg Pateryn


MONTREAL (March 28, 2012) – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today the signing of defenceman Greg Pateryn to a two-year contract (2012-13 and 2013-14). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Pateryn tallied 15 points (2 goals, 13 assists) in 41 games this season with the CCHA’s Michigan Wolverines. The 6’02’’ and 212 lbs defenseman served 65 penalty minutes. He played one game in the 2012 NCAA Frozen Four, presenting a +1 differential and three shots on goal.

A native of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Pateryn, 21, recorded 43 points (6 goals and 37 assists) and 143 penalty minutes in 142 games since his college debut with Michigan in 2008-09. He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round, 128th overall at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Pateryn was acquired from the Maple Leafs on July 3, 2008 with a second round draft pick in 2010, in return for Mikhail Grabovski.


Solid. He'll be ready to contribute for Hamilton next year, maybe even challenge for a spot at the back of the rotation. Seems to be a solid, shutdown type. Defence is becoming one of your strenths soon enough. It will be great when our problem is having too many!!

Another good sized defensive d-man, never have enough shot blockers like Gorges, cept he is bigger also.
Should be some good competition between he, Ellis, Beaulieu, Nash, St.Denis and Mr. Tinordi.

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