October 6, 2014 10:20 am
Updated: October 6, 2014 8:33 pm

Habs release veteran defenseman Francis Bouillon


MONTREAL — The Habs have released veteran defenseman Francis Bouillon.

On Monday morning, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin and head coach Michel Therrien met with 38-year-old Bouillon to advise him that his contract would not be renewed for the upcoming season.

Bouillon joined the Canadiens as a free agent in July 2012.

In 52 games with the Canadiens in 2013-14, Bouillon totalled six points (2 goals, 4 assists), adding two goals and a +4 differential in nine playoffs contests.

Bouillon has produced 149 points (32 goals, 117 assists) in 776 regular season contests since his NHL debut with the Canadiens in 1999-2000.

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon (55) leaps into the arms of teammate P.K. Subban (76) during the third period of Game 1 in the second-round of the Stanley Cup playoff series in Boston, Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Charles Krupa/AP/The Canadian Press

Opinion on social media on the Habs’ call not to renew his contract was mixed.

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