Dandenault, 34, was drafted by Detroit in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and played as a hybrid forward and defenseman from 1995-2004. Dandenault won three Stanley Cups in his tenure with Detroit, playing 868 games in the NHL while scoring 68 goals and 135 assists.
"It was a childhood dream of mine to play in the NHL and having the opportunity to play for two original-six franchises made it even more special," said Dandenault. "I grew up a huge fan so skating out onto the ice in Montreal for the first time as a member of the Habs is something I will never forget. I feel honoured to have my name engraved on the Stanley Cup as a Detroit Red Wing. I would like to thank the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens organizations as well as the fans, my family and friends."â†µ