Habs call up Frederic St-Denis
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Saturday that defenseman Frederic St-Denis has been recalled from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. St-Denis will join the team in Philadelphia and will be available for tonight’s game against the Flyers.
The 26-year old defenseman recorded 28 points (3 goals and 25 assists) in 54 games with the Bulldogs thus far this season. St-Denis scored two of his goals on the powerplay and added 105 shots on goal.
Assigned to the Bulldogs on March 17, the 5’11’’ and 182 lbs defenseman played 10 games with the Canadiens in 2011-12, including his first NHL game on November 16 against the Carolina Hurricanes. St-Denis scored his first career NHL goal on December 8 against the Vancouver Canucks. He recorded six shots on goal and four blocked shots, while playing an average of 12 minutes and 39 seconds per game.
A native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, St-Denis signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on July 1, 2010.