Canadiens sign Audette to entry-level deal

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The Montreal Canadiens aren’t slacking just because it’s Friday.

After signing “mercurial” free agent Alexander Semin to a “prove it” deal, they also inked Daniel Audette to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The 19-year-old presents another example of the Habs being willing to give smaller players a chance, as he’s listed at 5-foot-8 and 176 lbs.

That smaller frame didn’t stop him from a productive season in the QMJHL in 2014-15, as he topped all scorers for Sherbrooke Phoenix with 73 points in 60 games.

Montreal selected Audette in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

(In case you’re wondering, yes, he’s Donald Audette’s son.)