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P. Vandermeer signs with Habs

The Montreal Canadiens announced on Tuesday the signing of free-agent forward Peter Vandermeer to a one-year contract.

As per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

“Peter Vandermeer…is a role player with a lot of experience in the AHL,” said Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey. “Considered to be a good team player, he will add depth and toughness to our group of forwards.”

The 29-year-old Vandermeer played with the Grand Rapids Griffins last season, recording four goals and 13 assists along with 310 penalty minutes in 73 games. The 6-foot, 210-pound left wing has recorded 43 goals and 50 assists for 93 points, along with 1,759 PIM, in 380 career AHL games with Grand Rapids, Philadelphia, Providence, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Rochester.