May 30, 2014 12:48 pm

Habs sign defence prospect Dalton Thrower to 3-year deal

Saskatoon Blades defenceman Dalton Thrower and Portland Winterhawks right winger Joey Baker battle along the boards in Memorial Cup action in Saskatoon, Sask. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Liam Richards/The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Defence prospect Dalton Thrower has signed a three-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

The six-foot 203-pound Thrower had 12 goals and 39 points in 42 games with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League this season.

He led Vancouver defencemen with eight power-play goals.

Thrower, 20, had 147 points in 285 career WHL games.

The Squamish, B.C. native was picked 51st overall by Montreal in the 2012 draft.

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