Canadiens sign F Stefan Fournier to 3-year deal

The Montreal Canadiens have signed free-agent forward Stefan

Fournier to a three-year contract.

Fournier had 35 goals and 72 points for Memorial Cup-champion

Halifax of the QMJHL this past season. He added 16 goals and 13

assists in 17 playoff games, including three points in the

tournament final in May.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder from Dorval, Que., also led Halifax

with 100 penalty minutes in the regular season and maintained a

plus-17 plus/minus differential.

He is currently taking part in his first Canadiens’ development