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ROSTER UPDATE | Canadiens and IceCaps Transaction Summary

Filed in Press release by on April 4, 2016 1 Comment • views: 838

A number of callups, reassignments , and PTO/ATO updates have occurred betwee the Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps in the past 48 hours.  Listed below is a summary of all roster news and information.

April 4 2016 Transaction Summary

St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

IceCaps sign Bourque to ATO
SIMON BOURQUE JOINS TEAM FROM RIMOUSKI

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 4, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have signed defenceman Simon Bourque to a 25-Game Amateur Tryout contract (ATO).

Bourque, 19, has spent his entire three-year Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) career with the Rimouski Oceanic. In 2015-16, the six-foot-one, 184-pounder scored 12 goals and 46 points in 66 games.

The Longueuil, QC native was drafted by the Canadiens in the 6th round (177th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

 

de la Rose returns to St. John’s
JACOB DE LA ROSE JOINS ICECAPS AT HOME

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 4, 2016) – Earlier today the Montreal Canadiens reassigned forward Jacob de la Rose to the IceCaps.

The 20-year-old registered an assist in 22 games with the Canadiens this season and has collected four goals and 11 points in 30 games with the IceCaps.

The Arvika, Sweden native was drafted by the Canadiens in the 2nd round (34th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Yogan released from PTO
ANDREW YOGAN HEADS BACK TO CINCINNATI

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 4, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have released left-winger Andrew Yogan from a 25-game Professional Tryout contract (PTO).

The 24-year-old registered a goal and five points in 15 games with St. John’s. Yogan collected 40 points in 32 games with the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones this season, after previous stints in 2015-16 with the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch (two goals in four games) and Iowa Wild (four points in 16 games).

The six-foot-three, 205-pound native of Coral Springs, FL was drafted in the fourth round, 100th overall, by the New York Rangers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

 

IceCaps Sign Addison to ATO
JEREMIAH ADDISON HEADS TO THE ROCK

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 4, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have signed left-winger Jeremiah Addison to a 25-Game Amateur Tryout contract (ATO).

Addison, 19, spent the past two seasons with the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and previous to that skated with the Saginaw Spirit for two campaigns. In 2015-16, the six-foot, 189-pounder scored 27 goals and 56 points in 66 games.

The Brampton, ON native was drafted by the Canadiens in the 7th round (207th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Audette reassigned to IceCaps
DANIEL AUDETTE HEADS TO ST. JOHN’S FROM SHERBROOKE

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 4, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have reassigned centre Daniel Audette to the IceCaps from the Sherbooke Phoenix of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

Audette, 19, has spent this entire four-year, junior career with the Phoenix, collecting 27 goals and 59 points in 52 games this season.

The five-foot-nine, 188-pounder from Blainville, QC was drafted by the Canadiens in the 5th round (147th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

 

John Scott and Ryan Johnston head to Habs
MICHAEL MCCARRON REASSIGNED TO ICECAPS

The Montreal Canadiens announced today they have recalled forward/defenceman John Scott and defenceman Ryan Johnston from the IceCaps and have reassigned forward Michael McCarron to St. John’s.

Scott, 33, has skated in 27 games with St. John’s, collecting two goals, four points and 85 penalty minutes. Earlier this season, the Edmonton native registered one assist and 25 penalty minutes in 11 games with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL.

The six-foot-eight, 260-pound forward has posted five goals, 11 points and 542 penalty minutes in 285 career regular season games with the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks and Coyotes.

Scott joined the Canadiens organization on January 15th along with defenceman Victor Bartley in a trade with Arizona for defenceman Jared Tinordi and forward Stefan Fournier. He was named MVP of the NHL Al-Star Game in January.

A product of the WCHA’s Michigan Tech Huskies, Scott totaled 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 126 games at the collegiate level.

Johnston, 24, signed a two-year, two-way contract (2015-16 to 2016-17) with the Canadiens in July. The rookie pro has nine assists in 34 games with the IceCaps.

In 38 regular season games with the Colgate University Raiders of the ECAC in 2014-15, the five-foot-10, 180-pounder led all team defensemen in assists (14) and ranked tied for first in points (15). Johnston registered five goals and 42 points in 110 regular season games in his three seasons with Colgate from 2012 to 2015.

Johnston has no NHL experience.

McCarron, the Macomb, Michigan native has collected 34 points in 53 games with the IceCaps and registered a goal and an assist in 20 games with the Canadiens in 2015-16 – his first season of professional hockey.

Despite his lengthy stay in Montreal, McCarron still sits fifth in IceCaps team scoring and first among St. John’s freshmen.

The six-foot-six, 231-pounder was selected in the first round, 25th overall by the Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Bakker back to Wheeling
SHANE BAKKER RELEASED FROM PTO

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 2, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have released forward Shane Bakker from a 25-game Professional Tryout (PTO) contract.

Bakker, a six-foot-four, 210-pounder, registered a goal and 46 penalty minutes in 11 games with the IceCaps and earlier in the season, collected six assists in 20 games with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.

 

Thrower returns to IceCaps
DALTON THROWER JOINS ST. JOHN’S AT MILE ONE

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 2, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have reassigned defenceman Dalton Thrower to the IceCaps from the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

Thrower is scoreless in eight games with the IceCaps and has registered 20 penalty minutes.  The North Vancouver native has a goal, three assists and 60 penalty minutes in 29 contests with the Beast.

 

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