Montreal Canadiens: Bobby Farnham Signs One-year, Two-way Deal

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have signed pesky forward Bobby Farnham to a one-year, two-way contract. According to CapFriendly, Farnham’s cap hit at the NHL level comes in at $575, 000.

Farnham gets rocked by Stortini at Bulldogs camp in 2012. (Photo: Dario Ayala, Montreal Gazette)

Farnham gets rocked by Stortini at Bulldogs camp in 2012. (Photo: Dario Ayala, Montreal Gazette)

Farnham, 27, turned pro following the end of his four-year career at Brown University where he suited up for three games each for the Providence Bruins as well as the Worcester Sharks in the AHL. The following year (2012-13), he was invited to the Hamilton Bulldogs camp, which was Montreal’s affiliate at the time, but was later released when the roster was cut down by Marc Bergevin. He played the rest of the year with the Wheeling Nailers and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

Farnham has spent most of his career in the Penguins system, mainly with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton down in the AHL. While with the Baby Penguins, he has not been known as a scorer as he has only put up 17 goals and 22 assists in 191 games. However, that might be due to all the penalty minutes that he was racking up which has been a nice 666. Great number.

This past season, Farnham made Pittsburgh’s opening roster after signing a new contract but he was waived after appearing in just three games. He would not make a return to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as he was plucked off by the New Jerseys Devils. With the Devils, Farnham recorded 10 points in 50 games while being assessed 92 penalty minutes and was suspended for four games for an illegal hit on Blues’ Jaskin in January.

So where will Bobby Farnham fit with the Canadiens? St. John’s probably. There’s no other place to put him with the plethora of other 4th liners that the Habs have as well as the quality of young players that need to get ice time. The 5’10”, 190-pound winger will also have to be careful with the new rules in the AHL with fighting.

Chalk this up as “another one of those”.

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2 Responses to Montreal Canadiens: Bobby Farnham Signs One-year, Two-way Deal

  1. Probably be cheaper than Mike Brown if they need some truculence

    zak July 22, 2016 at 8:24 pm Reply
  2. Does Bergevin even know what offensive talent looks like? I guess the 3 games he played with the Pens last year was the key motivator in this signing. Those 3 games he played on the team that ended up winning the Stanley Cup was instrumental in getting him into a HABS jersey. All those Cup winning stories he can pass along on how he dug deep to get Sidney Crosby over the hump and to end up hoisting the Stanley Cup. Yes it’s this type of inspirational signing that will make the difference for the team next season. You watch he’ll be the Molson Cup winner in September……bet on it!

    Ned Stark July 22, 2016 at 11:16 pm Reply

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