The Montreal Canadiens, parent club of the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs, announced today the signing of defenseman Alex Henry to a two-year, two-way contract (2010-11 and 2011-12).
Henry captained the Bulldogs this past season and registered 13 assists and a plus-17 rating, and ranked second on the team in penalty minutes with 154 in 68 games played. He added two goals and two assists in 19 Calder Cup Playoff games with Hamilton.
Henry, a 6-foot-6, 231-pound defenseman, has played a total of 177 NHL games recording 11 points (two goals, nine assists) and 269 penalty minutes. The native of Elliot Lake, Ont., has also played a total of 479 AHL games with Hamilton, Milwaukee and Portland, amassing 65 points (14 goals, 51 assists) and 788 penalty minutes.
Henry was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the third round (67th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, and first signed with Montreal as a free agent on July 3, 2008.