The Montreal Canadiens have officially signed Alexei Yemelin to a one year two-way contract. Pierre Gauthier announced Tuesday the signing of defenseman Alexsey Emelin, as per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Alexsey Emelin. Alexsey is a steady, physical defenseman with strong skating ability. The experience he has acquired in the KHL over the past few years will make for a smooth transition to the NHL,” said Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier.
Listed at 6’2″ 223 lbs Yemelin completed 3 seasons in the KHL totaling 37 points along with 200 penalty minutes and posting a +22 in 149 games.