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Canadiens sign 2009 draft pick Gabriel Dumont to three-year contract

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens signed centre Gabriel Dumont to a three-year deal Friday.

Dumont, 19, led the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 51 goals for the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Montreal’s fifth-round pick in the 2009 draft, Dumont was third in the QMJHL with 93 points and was also named the league’s best defensive forward.

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The Canadiens also announced that goaltender Robert Mayer has been reassigned from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.