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Canadiens sign George "Bud" Holloway for one year

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Just when you thought Marc Bergevin was done, he makes a surprise signing.

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Marc Bergevin has said that he won't be speaking to the media today, which mean to many people that he was still busy, and it seems like that's the case. After signing Mark Barberio to a two-way deal moments ago, Bergevin was back at it signing George "Bud" Holloway to a one year, two-way deal.

Holloway was a Los Angeles Kings third round draft pick way back in 2006, but ditched to Sweden when the Kings wouldn't promote him to the NHL after 28 goals and 61 points in 78 AHL games for Manchester back in 2010-11.

In the Swedish Elite League/Swedish Hockey League, he had two okay seasons, and led the entire league in scoring in 2012-13 with 71 points in 55 games. One of the other leading scorers that year? Carl Soderberg.

Last year Holloway played for Guy Boucher's Bern in the Swiss National A League, finishing third on the team in points with 13 goals and 37 points in 42 games played.

A medium-sized right wing at 6'0" and 200 pounds, Holloway looks like a good bet to push players for a roster spot in camp, but likely start out in the AHL. It's possible that Marc Bergevin is looking for his Mathieu Darche, and this is an interesting guy to try.