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Habs sign Rocket leading scoring Gignac to two-way deal

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BROSSARD, Que. — Forward Brandon Gignac has signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

Gignac, from Repentigny, Que., has played 43 games with the American Hockey League's Laval Rocket this season.

He had 14 goals and 28 assists to lead the Rocket in goals, assists, and points, also served 36 penalty minutes so far this season.

Gignac has 55 goals and 99 assists in 267 career AHL games with Albany, Binghamton, and Laval since turning professional in 2016-17.

He joined the Canadiens organization on July 29, 2021 after agreeing to terms on a contract with Laval.

Gignac, who was selected in the third round (80th overall) by New Jersey in 2016, played one game with the Devils in 2018-19. He did not register a point.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 4, 2024.