Darche, Glumac, Henry sign with Canadiens

glumacThe Montreal Canadiens, parent club of the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs, announced the signing of forwards Mike Glumac and Mathieu Darche, as well as defenseman Alex Henry, to one-year, two-way contracts for the 2009-10 season.

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

Last season, Glumac led Hamilton in goals (33) and power-play goals (17). The 6-2, 200-pound right-winger amassed 52 points (including 19 assists), fired 190 shots on goal with a plus-3 rating and 60 penalty minutes in 66 AHL regular-season games.

Glumac has played 40 career NHL regular-season games with St. Louis, collecting 13 points (seven goals, six assists) and 38 penalty minutes.

darche09b_200.jpgA native of Niagara Falls, Ont., Glumac has registered 146 goals and 150 assists for 296 points in 389 career AHL games with Hamilton, Peoria, Worcester and Cleveland.

Darche led the AHL’s Portland Pirates with 31 goals and scored 66 points (including 35 assists) in 80 regular-season games in 2008-09. He also posted a plus-1 rating and served 37 penalty minutes.

Darche has totaled 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists) and 26 penalty minutes in 101 NHL games with Tampa Bay, San Jose, Nashville and Columbus.

The Montreal native has also amassed 418 points (196 points, 222 assists) with 248 penalty minutes in 520 career AHL games and won the Calder Cup with the Milwaukee Admirals in 2004.

henryHenry registered 10 penalty minutes in two games with Montreal in 2008-09. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound defenseman also played 79 contests with Hamilton, scoring 10 points (three goals, seven assists) with a plus-9 rating. He ranked second on the team with 127 penalty minutes.

In 2007-08, Henry served as captain of the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League. He recorded 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) in 80 games and was second on the team with 142 penalty minutes.

Henry has tallied 14 goals, 38 assists and 634 PIM in 411 career AHL matches with Hamilton, Portland and Milwaukee. He also has two goals and nine assists in 177 NHL contests with Montreal, Minnesota, Washington and Edmonton.