Forward Michael Bournival, who is representing Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, had plenty to celebrate on Wednesday.
The Montreal Canadiens announced that they signed Bournival to a three-year contract. As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"Michael has shown excellent hockey skills and has improved constantly since making his debut at the junior level," explained Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier in a statement. "Currently representing Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, he will greatly benefit from this experience on the international stage."
In 16 games this season with the QMJHL's Shawinigan Cataractes, Bournival has recorded 15 goals and nine assists.
The winger was drafted in the third round, 71st overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and was acquired from Colorado in a trade for Ryan O'Byrne on November 11, 2010.