Canadiens sign RI native Mac Bennett

Bowling Green right wing Bryce Williamson (12) and Michigan defenseman Mac Bennett reach for the puck behind the net during the first period of a CCHA college hockey game in Detroit, Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The Montreal Canadiens signed former University of Michigan defenseman Mac Bennett to a two-year contract Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Bennett, from Narragansett, R.I., had two goals and 12 assists in 31 games for the Wolverines this season. In 136 career games at Michigan, he had 14 goals and 51 assists.

He was selected in the third round of the 2009 draft.