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Knights’ Mete signs with Canadiens

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MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry level contract (2017-18 to 2019-20) with defenseman Victor Mete.

The 18-year-old defenseman collected 44 points (15 goals, 29 assists) in 50 regular season games with the OHL’s London Knights in 2016-17. Mete led the team’s defensemen in goals (tied for sixth in the OHL) and in points, ranking second among the team’s defensemen in assists and in differential (+36). He tallied five of his goals on the powerplay and he added six game-winning goals. In two playoffs contests Mete has produced two points (1 goal, 1 assist) and a +3 differential.

The 5’09” and 174 lbs defenseman has amassed 105 points (30 goals, 75 assists) in 179 regular season games since his debut at the junior level. Mete has scored eight powerplay goals, one while shorthanded, seven game-winning goals and has served 46 penalty minutes. Winner of the Memorial Cup in 2016 with the Knights, he has added 21 points (6 goals, 15 assists) in 30 playoffs contests.

The Toronto native was selected in the fourth round, 100th overall by the Canadiens at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

For more information, please visit canadiens.nhl.com.

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