The Montreal Canadiens re-signed defenseman Greg Pateryn to a two-year contract extension, the club announced Thursday.

Pateryn, 23, recorded 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 68 games with the American Hockey League's Hamilton Bulldogs in 2013-14. He led Hamilton defensemen in points.

Pateryn has played three regular-season games with the Canadiens in the 2012-13 season. He has collected 46 points (22 goals, 24 assists) in 107 regular season contests with the Bulldogs in the AHL since making his professional debut in 2012-13.

A native of Sterling Heights, Mich., Pateryn was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired from the Maple Leafs on July 3, 2008 along with a second-round draft pick in 2010, in return for forward Mikhail Grabovski.