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Habs sign prospects Dumont and Ellis to matching one-year deals


The Montreal Canadiens have inked prospects Gabriel Dumont and Morgan Ellis to one-year contracts the club announced on Monday.

According to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, the deals are matching two-way contracts worth $575,000.

Dumont appeared in three games for the Canadiens in 2014-15 registering a minus-1 rating while averaging 9:07 in ice time. The 24-year-old spent a bulk of the season with the American Hockey League’s Hamilton Bulldogs where he scored 20 goals and 45 points in 66 games.

The 5-foot-10, 189-pound forward was originally the fifth round selection (139th overall) at the 2009 NHL Draft. In 18 career NHL games, all with the Habs, Dumont has one goal and two assists.

Ellis appeared in 27 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2014-15 scoring three goals and nine points. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound defenseman also appeared in 39 ECHL games with the Wheeling Nailers scoring 13 goals and 26 points.

The 23-year-old was the Habs’ fourth round pick (117th overall) at the 2010 NHL Draft.

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