The Habs continued to take care of getting their prospects signed on
Wednesday night inking forward Patrick Holland to a three year entry level deal
that begins in the 2012-13 season. As per club policy, financial terms of
the deal were not released. Holland joined Montreal’s organization via the
Mike Cammalleri deal earlier this year.
Holland was originally a 7th round selection of the Flames back in 2010,
going 193rd overall. Stats wise, he has improved every year, going from 36
in his draft year to 62 in in 2010-11, to 101 and counting this season.
That point total sits him 6th in the WHL in points…but 3rd on his team.
His 77 assists lead the league; if he can get to 80, he will become the first
player to reach that plateau since Todd Robinson (96) in the 1996-97 campaign.
Since having his rights dealt to the Habs, Holland has picked up points in 22
of 26 contests. He is currently on a 14 game point streak where he has
collected 31 points. As the deal starts next year, it does not count
against the 50 contract limit for the Canadiens this season. This leaves
the club with just one player that has to sign by June 1st, John Westin who was
the Habs’ 7th selection (207th overall) in that same 2010 draft.