Storm’s Hillis signs with Canadiens


MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract (2020-21 to 2022-23) with forward Cameron Hillis.

Hillis, 19, ranked second on the team in points (83) in 62 games with the OHL’s Guelph Storm in 2019-20. He led his team in assists (59 – seventh in the OHL) and differential (+28). The Storm captain scored one power play goal and six game-winners this past season.

The Oshawa, ON native played 155 career games with Guelph since making his Junior debut in 2017-18. Hillis registered 164 points (54 goals, 110 assists) and 118 penalty minutes, while displaying a +6 differential. He was also named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team following his first season with the Storm. The 5’10” and 171 lbs forward added three points (1-2-3) in eight career playoff contests.

Hillis was selected by the Canadiens in the third round, 66th overall in the 2018 NHL Draft. He participated in the Canadiens’ development camps in 2018 and 2019.

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