The Montreal Canadiens signed defenseman Jeff year, two-way contract on Monday.

The six-year veteran spent the past two seasons in Dallas and totaled two goals and nine assists along with a plus-five rating over 63 games during the 2010-11 campaign.

The 27th overall pick in 2001 by Philadelphia, he has notched eight goals and 41 assists over 251 games in the NHL between the Blues and Stars.