MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced the signing of former Cornell defenseman Brendon Nash to a one-year contract (2012-13). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Nash, 25, missed the entire 2011-12 season due to a shoulder injury suffered at the team’s last training camp in September. The 6’3’’, 214 lbs defenseman took part in two games with the Canadiens’ in 2010-11, including his first career NHL game, on February 15 against the Buffalo Sabres at the Bell Centre. Nash was held pointless, while recording two shots on goal and averaging 10:12 minutes of ice time per game.
Nash recorded 30 points (5 goals, 25 assists) in 75 games in 2010-11, his first season with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL. Three of his goals were scored on the powerplay and he added one winning goal. Nash served 58 penalty minutes, registered 81 shots on goal and maintained a +22 plus/minus differential.
A native of Calgary, Nash signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on March 30, 2010.