Forward Connor Crisp has signed a three year deal with the Montreal Canadiens after his 4th season in the OHL. Crisp and the Canadiens came to terms on the deal on Thursday afternoon, when Crisp decided not to return to the OHL next season.
Connor Crisp of the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves recorded 55 points in 67 games with the Wolves this past season. The Canadiens drafted Crisp in the 3rd round of the 2013 NHL draft. In 184 games since beginning his junior career with the Erie Otters, the 20 year-old Crisp has recorded 97 points and racked up over 300 penalty minutes.
Crisp fits the bill as a solid power forward and can help the Canadiens with the physical side of their game should they choose to not keep George Parros.
The Montreal Canadiens didn’t stop with signing Connor Crisp, the also signed Union Dutchman Daniel Carr to a two-year deal on Thursday. The 22 year-old winger put up 157 points in three seasons with the Union Dutchman and helped lead Union to their first ever NCAA Frozen Four title this past year. While leading Union he recorded 50 points this past season.
Daniel Carr was unsigned by any NHL team heading into his senior year at Union despite attending several NHL training camps. The Canadiens picked up Carr after a solid season year and a National Title. He’s got a nice shot and is classified as a sniper who knows how to find the holes in the defence and make the most of his opportunities.
Both Daniel Carr and Connor Crisp are now members of the Montreal Canadiens. They will most likely be sent to their AHL team for the rest of the season and join the Canadiens at training camp next year.