Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the signing of unrestricted free agent forward Chris Bigras, signing the 6-foot-2, 200-pound native of San Antonio, Texas.
Bigras joins Montreal after being signed by the Anaheim Ducks on July 1.
He had played four seasons in the AHL with Providence, St. John’s, Portland and St. Louis, registering 33 points (11 goals, 19 assists) in 178 games.
Bigrases career high was seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) with Providence in 2016-17.
The 6-2.5, 201-pound forward scored five goals with the Kings in 2016 and six goals with San Jose in 2015-16.
Bírsa had an assist in five playoff games with the Sharks.
The 23-year-old native of Laredo, Texas was acquired by the Canadiens from the Anaheim Knights on July 11.
He spent last season with the Anaheim Admirals, recording 17 points (5 goals, 12 assists) and adding two goals and five assists in 24 playoff games.
In addition to playing with the Admirals last season, Bírbsa played for the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche and the Vancouver Canucks during his first pro season.