New Press Release


MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Sunday the signing of defenseman Darren Dietz to a three-year contract (2013-14 to 2015-16). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

In 72 games with the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades this season, Dietz has collected 58 points (24 goals, 34 assists). He ranks first among the league defensemen in goals, and third among WHL rearguards in points. He shows 100 penalty minutes and a +9 plus/minus differential.

Dietz, 19, has recorded 131 points (48 goals, 83 assists) in 220 games since his junior debut with Saskatoon in 2009-10. The 6’01’’ and 195 lbs defenseman has served 288 penalty minutes and displays a +29 plus/minus differential.

A native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Dietz was selected in the fifth round, 138th overall by the Canadiens at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He took part in his first training camp with the Canadiens in September 2011.

4 thoughts on “New Press Release”

  1. This is a very good signing. Our future keeps looking brighter and brighter. Let’s just hope that as much as our stock rises, the Bruins’ sinks. (I really am a lout aren’t I?).

  2. Darth, you’re not a lout, you’re a class act. The Bruins are louts. And scumbags. And cockroaches.

  3. Dennis,

    I can only think that your life is immeasurably improved by coming from a place called Medicine Hat

  4. Blue Bayou, when I was a truck driver I used to go to Medicine Hat from time to time. I remember there used to be a lo of snakes on the highway there. But I’ve never been to Climax, Saskatchewan, which is disappointing.

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