Greyhounds’ Verbeek signs with Canadiens

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MONTREAL – The Canadiens announced on Saturday that they had agreed to terms with free-agent forward Hayden Verbeek on a three-year entry-level contract (2018-19 to 2020-21).

A native of Kingston, ON, Verbeek is currently in his fifth season with the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He is currently taking part in the Soo’s first-round playoff series against the Saginaw Spirit, and will remain with the team for the duration of their postseason run.

Verbeek recorded 61 points (30G, 31A) in 67 games with the Greyhounds this season.

The 5-foot-10, 183-pounder is an undrafted free agent. Verbeek, 20, is the nephew of former NHLer Pat Verbeek, who played over 1,400 NHL games with the New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, and Detroit Red Wings.

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