Sports Canadiens invite Despres to training camp on pro tryout offer

17:57  12 july  2018
17:57  12 july  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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The Montreal Canadiens have invited veteran defenseman Simon Despres to training camp on a professional tryout, the team announced Thursday.

The 26-year-old spent last season with the KHL's Bratislava Slovan, netting four goals and seven assists in 44 games. He last appeared in the NHL in 2016-17 with the Anaheim Ducks but was limited to just one game due to concussion symptoms.

The Ducks bought out the final three years of Despres' contract in June 2017.

A native of Laval, Quebec, Despres was selected in the first round of the 2009 draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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