The Montreal Canadiens signed Quebecer Philippe Maillet and defender Brady Keeper on terms of a one-year deal.
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Maillet spent the last two seasons in the KHL with the Metallurg of Magnitogorsk, totaling 92 points (37 goals, 55 assists) in 113 games. The Lachenaie native played two games with the Washington Capitals in 2020-21. In 217 games for the Ontario Reign and the Hershey Bears of the American League, Maillet scored 59 goals and added 100 assists.
For his part, Keeper played for the Abbotsford Canucks last season, amassing a goal and five assists in 35 games before adding a goal in two playoff games.
He had 27 points (9 goals, 18 assists) in 107 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds, Syracuse Crunch and Canucks. Keeper also played two NHL games with the Florida Panthers.
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