The Montreal Canadiens made a signing to add to their AHL depth, adding Brandon Baddock on a one-year contract.
It is a league-minimum deal, valued at $700,000 at the NHL level, though Baddock will more than likely be spending the whole season in the AHL after he clears waivers, set to earn $110,000 in the minors.
The coaches of the Laval Rocket will be very familiar with Baddock’s play, as he’s spent the last three seasons with the rival Binghamton Devils. The left-winger doesn’t put up much offence, racking up penalty minutes instead of points.
Canadiens fans may be most familiar with his work in a pre-season game in 2018, when he knocked Nicolas Deslauriers out of action with an injury during a fight.