Habs sign forward Brian Willsie to a one-year contract
MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced Thursday the signing of forward Brian Willsie to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2011-12 season. As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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Willsie, 33, played 381 career regular season games in the NHL with Colorado, Washington and Los Angeles. He has registered 109 points (52 goals, 57 assists) and 217 penalty minutes. He also suited up for 10 playoff contests with the Avalanche between 2001 and 2003.
Since his professional debut in 1998-99, the 6’01’’, 202 lbs forward appeared in 473 career regular season games in the AHL, registering 365 points (173 goals, 192 assists) and 308 penalty minutes.
A native of Belmont, Ontario, Willsie was drafted in the seventh round, 146th overall by the Colorado Avalanche at the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the Capitals as a free agent on July 14, 2010.
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