Apr 12, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Union Dutchmen forward Daniel Carr (9) holds the NCAA Championship Trophy after defeating the Minnesota Gophers in the championship game of the Frozen Four college ice hockey tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Union defeated Minnesota, 7-4 to win the NCAA Championship. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens Sign Connor Crisp, Daniel Carr To Entry Level Contracts

 

June 5, 2012; Montreal, QC, Canada; Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin speaks at the press conference to introduce new head coach Michel Therrien at the Bell Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Marc Bergevin announced that the Montreal Canadiens have signed a pair of prospects to entry level contracts today.

Connor Crisp was inked to a three year deal, and Daniel Carr signed a two year pact with the organization. Both deals will kick in next season.

Apr 12, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Union Dutchmen goalie Colin Stevens (30) and forward Daniel Carr (9) celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Gophers in the championship game of the Frozen Four college ice hockey tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Union defeated Minnesota, 7-4 to win the NCAA Championship. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Crisp was drafted in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft by the Habs, and finished off his Junior career with the Sudbury Wolves this season. Crisp scored 28 goals, 27 assists and 55 points with the Wolves, but Sudbury were knocked out of the OHL postseason in five games.

Crisp is a big forward at 6’3” and 226 pounds who made his professional debut with the Hamilton Bulldogs after the Wolves were bounced from the playoffs by the Barrie Colts.

Crisp scored a pair of goals in seven games with the Bulldogs, certainly not eye popping statistics, but obviously he showed the Habs organization enough that they would like to keep him around for three years.

Carr was an undrafted free agent who played the past four seasons with Union College in the NCAA. Carr scored 50 points in 39 games this season, and helped lead his team to a national title at the Frozen Four championship in Philadelphia two weeks ago.

Carr had an assist and seven shots on goal in a wild National Title game against the University of Minnesota. Union College won by a score of 7-4 in a game that featured 89 shots on goal combined between the two teams.

Carr is a native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, and the 6’0”, 195 pound forward scored 157 points in his 160 game career with Union College.

The Canadiens have now used 37 out of contracts for next season. With the likely re-signings of P.K. Subban, Andrei Markov, Lars Eller, Dale Weise and Greg Pateryn, the Habs are quickly running out of room.

They still have to make decisions on captain Brian Gionta, hired guns Thomas Vanek and Mike Weaver, Ryan White and youngsters Louis Leblanc and Joonas Naatinen.

It certainly looks like several depth veterans such as Douglas Murray, Francis Bouillon and George Parros will not be back with the Habs next season.

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