BATHURST, N.B. – The Montreal Canadiens announced today that they have signed Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Riley Kidney to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Kidney, a second-round pick of the Canadiens in 2021, scored 30 goals and added 70 assists for 100 points in 66 games this season. The Enfield, Nova Scotia product finished seventh in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League scoring and was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year.
Since being drafted 11th overall by the Titan at the 2019 QMJHL Draft, the five-foot-11, 173-pound centreman has totalled 48 goals and 123 assists for 171 points in 158 career regular season games. Kidney also has two goals and 15 assists for 17 points in nine career playoff games.
Kidney’s contract with the Canadiens begins with the 2022-23 season.