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