May 8, 2014, 1:43 PM EST
Montreal has re-signed defenseman Greg Pateryn to a two-year deal, the club announced on Thursday.
Pateryn, 23, was Toronto’s fifth-round pick at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and acquired by Montreal as part of the Mikhail Grabovski trade in 2011. Pateryn made his Habs debut during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign, appearing in three games.
The former University of Michigan blueliner spent all of this season with AHL Hamilton, leading all Bulldogs defensemen in points (34) while sitting second on the team in assists, with 19.
Pateryn is currently with Montreal as one of the team’s Black Aces and could be in the mix on defense next season, as he Habs have four veteran d-men that are pending UFAs this summer: Andrei Markov, Francis Bouillon, Douglas Murray and Mike Weaver.
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