IceCaps sign Josiah Didier to One-Year Contract

Photo: Candace Horgan, USCHO.com

Photo: Candace Horgan, USCHO.com

Marc Bergevin announced this morning the signing of Josiah Didier to a one-year AHL contract. The 6’03” defender wrapped up his four-year NCAA career this past season and then headed to the Hamilton Bulldogs, where he performed admirably on a decimated ‘Dogs blue line.

Didier, a fourth round pick of the Canadiens in 2011, is surprisingly mobile for a player of his stature. He’s an above average straight line skater and moves laterally quite well. The Littleton, CO. native recorded a career-high 11 points this past season. He owns a fairly hard shot, but his offensive upside is most definitely limited as he rarely uses his shot and isn’t much of a puck mover. Defensively, he’s quite solid. He plays physical, but rarely crosses the line. Furthermore, he has an active stick and is a more than willing shot blocker.

Here’s the official press release:

MONTREAL (June 8, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have signed defenceman Josiah Didier to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2015-16 season.

Originally signed in March to a professional try out contract with the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate in Hamilton, Didier recorded an assist and five penalty minutes in eight games.

In 148 career NCAA games with the University of Denver from 2011 to 2015, the 6-3, 220-pound blueliner recorded 29 points (4 goals, 25 assists) and 203 penalty minutes. Before college, the Littleton, CO. native played with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the USHL.

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