By: Hamilton Bulldogs
05/30/2013 1:27 PM -
MONTREAL (May 30, 2013) – Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the signing of forward Tim Bozon to a three-year contract (2013-2014 to 2015-2016). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
In 69 games with the Western Hockey League’s Kamloops Blazers in 2012-2013, Bozon collected 91 points (36 goals, 55 assists), scoring 14 powerplay goals and adding two shorthanded tallies. He ranked second on his team in goals (tied with J.C. Lipon) and points, while finishing third in assists. In addition, Bozon served 58 penalty minutes and led his team with a +37 plus / minus rating. Bozon also added six points (four goals, two assists) in eight playoff contests. The 19-year-old completed his season by suiting up for Team France at the 2013 IIHF World Championships held in Stockholm and Helsinki, notching one assist in five games.
In two seasons with Kamloops, Bozon recorded 162 points (72 goals, 90 assists) in 140 games. The 6’1”, 185-pound forward also registered 98 penalty minutes and posted a +64 plus / minus rating during his junior career with the Blazers.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Bozon was selected by Montreal in the third round, 64th overall, at the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He took part in the second part of the Canadiens’ development camp in June 2012.