LaBate signs AHL pact with Belleville

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The Belleville Senators have signed forward Joseph LaBate to a one-year American Hockey League contract.

LaBate, 25, tallied six goals and five assists for 11 points in 39 AHL games with the Utica Comets last season.

A fourth-round selection by Vancouver in the 2011 NHL Draft, LaBate has spent the last three seasons in the Canucks organization, totaling 22 goals and 25 assists for 47 points in 145 AHL games with Utica. He also appeared in 13 NHL games with Canucks in 2016-17.