Canadiens sign free agents Nick Tarnasky and Martin St-Pierre to one-year contracts

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Saturday, 06.07.2013 / 1:59 PM / News
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MONTRÉAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Saturday the signing of free agent forward Nick Tarnasky to a one-year, two-way contract (2013-14).Tarnasky

Tarnasky registered 26 points (16 goals, 10 assists) in 74 games with the AHL’s Rochester Americans in 2012-13. He led his team with 138 penalty minutes.

Tarnasky, 28, appeared in 245 career regular season games in the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers. He registered 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists) and served 297 penalty minutes.

Since his professional debut in 2004-05, the 6’02’’, 224 lbs centre appeared in 293 career regular season games in the AHL, registering 89 points (47 goals, 42 assists) and 571 penalty minutes. He also suited up for Vityaz Chekhov in the KHL (2011-12) and the ECHL’s Florida Everblades (2010-11).

A native of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Tarnasky was drafted in the ninth round, 287th overall by Tampa Bay at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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Saturday, 06.07.2013 / 1:59 PM / News
Montreal Canadiens

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MONTRÉAL– Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Saturday the signing of free agent forward Martin St-Pierre to a one-year, two-way contract (2013-14).StPierre_Martin

St-Pierre totaled 59 points (26 goals, 33 assists) in 76 games with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs in 2012-13. He maintained a +11 plus/minus differential and served 59 penalty minutes.

St-Pierre, 29, appeared in 38 career regular season games in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators. He collected eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) and served 12 penalty minutes.

Since his professional debut in 2004-05, the 5’09’’, 187 lbs centre appeared in 516 career regular season contests in the AHL, registering 528 points (151 goals, 377 assists) and 509 penalty minutes. A native of Ottawa, St-Pierre also played in the ECHL, the KHL, in Austria and in Finland throughout his career.