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Habs sign Reway, a ‘young forward with tremendous offensive skills’

Team Canada v Team Slovakia

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 4: Martin Reway #10 of Team Slovakia fires a shot against Team Canada during a semi-final game at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship at the Air Canada Centre on January 4, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Team Canada defeated Team Slovakia 5-1 to advance to the gold medal final. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms on a three-year, two-way contract with forward Martin Reway.

“A young forward with tremendous offensive skills, Martin has the potential to become a very good player,” said GM Marc Bergevin in a release. “He enjoyed success during his two seasons in North America with the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques before turning professional in Europe and playing in the Czech Republic and Switzerland the past two years. Our scouting personnel had the opportunity to see him play several times, including at the international level during the World Juniors and the World Hockey Championships, and we are glad to have him join a group of young prospects who will be competing for a spot with our team at training camp in September.”

Reway, 21, impressed Canadiens fans at the 2015 World Juniors in Montreal when he scored a hat trick for Slovakia in a game against Germany.

“I want my next hat trick at the Bell Centre to be in a Canadiens jersey,” he told reporters afterwards.

Reway was drafted 116th overall in 2013 by the Habs.