The Montreal Canadiens, parent club of the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps, have agreed to terms on one-year, two-way contracts with free agent defenseman Mark Barberio, forward Bud Holloway and defenseman Joel Hanley.
Barberio, 25, played 52 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2014-15, recording seven points (one goal, six assists). He has appeared in 103 career NHL games, all with the Lightning, recording six goals and 11 assists.
Barberio spent three seasons in the AHL with Norfolk and Syracuse, totaling 30 goals and 104 assists for 134 points in 215 regular-season games and six goals and 19 assists for 25 points in 42 postseason contests. Barberio won the Calder Cup with Norfolk in 2012, and earned the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s outstanding defenseman in 2011-12.
A Montreal native, Barberio was selected in the sixth round by Tampa Bay at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Holloway, 27, has spent the last four seasons in Europe, skating with Skelleftea of the Swedish Hockey League (2011-14) and Bern of the Swiss National League A (2014-15). Last season in Bern, Holloway notched 13 goals and 24 assists for 37 points in 42 games.
A 2006 draft pick by the Los Angeles Kings, Holloway played three AHL seasons with the Manchester Monarchs (2008-11), recording 54 goals and 66 assists for 120 points in 191 regular-season games. The native of Wapella, Sask., notched 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points in 23 postseason games, tying an AHL record with six game-winning goals during the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs.
Hanley, 24, played 63 games with the AHL’s Portland Pirates in 2014-15, recording 17 points (two goals, 15 assists). The 6-foot, 180-pound defenseman had a plus-7 rating and served 34 penalty minutes.
Since making his professional debut in 2013-14, Hanley has played 78 regular-season games in the AHL, all with Portland, contributing 22 points (two goals, 20 assists) and a plus-3 rating.
The Keswick, Ont., native produced 75 points (17 goals, 58 assists) and 127 penalty minutes in 131 games with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst from 2010 to 2014.