The Habs added some blueline depth to their farm team on Wednesday as they inked Joel Hanley to a one year, two-way entry level contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hanley spent last season playing with the AHL’s Portland Pirates on a minor league deal. He suited up in 63 games, recording two goals and 15 assists to go along with 34 PIMS. He also picked up an assist in five postseason contests.
Prior to turning pro, Hanley spent four seasons with UMass-Amherst of the NCAA. He played in 131 games at the college level, recording 17 goals and 58 assists.
With the signing, the IceCaps now have two left-shot defencemen under contract for next season in Henley and Mac Bennett. Don’t be surprised to see another addition made to bolster the left side of the defence corps between now and the end of the offseason.