The Canadiens have announced that they have signed former New Jersey Devil Bobby Farnham to a one-year, two-way contract.
Farnham, 27, played 53 games in the NHL last season. He ended up with eight goals and two assists during that span. It's unclear where Farnham fits into the system, although at first glance it's hard to imagine him on the NHL roster once the season rolls around.
He's known as an "energy" player, and has spent the majority of his pro career in the AHL, playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins' farm team in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. It's safe to say the Canadiens have found their new player for the "Blunden above-replacement line".
Regardless of where Farnham ends up, seeing as he signed a two-way contract, he shouldn't be a detriment to the salary cap in any way.
You may remember him from his dirty hit on Jaskin last season, which resulted in a four-game suspension.
here's just the hit on Jaskin (aka the second half of the GIF) pic.twitter.com/TcJ7NYrL6F— Stephanie (@myregularface) January 13, 2016
Here's what John Fischer, over at our sister blog covering the New Jersey Devils, had to say about Farnham:
He's scrappy. If you like little guys skating hard and wanting to be tough (hard to given his size), you'll like him. He scored a bunch of goals in NJ but I wouldn't count on that repeating either.
If you like defense or wanting your fourth liners to be players, you won't like Farnham
UPDATE: Financial details of the contract have been announced.