The Montreal Canadiens began development camp today, and some notable prospects have already caught the attention of Canadiens fans.
All eyes were on Juraj Slafkosvky on Monday as fans flocked to the Montreal Canadiens practice facility in droves to see the new crop of Canadiens prospects at Development Camp. The young man showed off all his skills during the on-ice drills and scrimmages and was notably effective at 3-on-3. He wowed the Canadiens faithful with a few fun moves in tight, all while towering over almost everyone present at the event.
Slafkovsky montre déjà ses couleurs à ce camp de développement du CH! pic.twitter.com/6iixbQSly9
— RDS (@RDSca) July 11, 2022
Perhaps the funniest moment for Slafkosvky came from his off-ice training on Sunday, while he was in the gym working the bike. With 2020 1st round pick Kaiden Guhle watching on in the corner, Slafkosvky proceeded to nearly obliterate the bike as he reached maximum speed; almost tipping the bike over in the process. Guhle and the rest of the Montreal Canadiens prospects couldn’t help but give it a chuckle.
When asked about his bike incident, Slafkovsky laughed it off with a good chirp.
“Oh for sure, I’m going to damage everything here,” he said when asked to relieve the moment.
Needless to say that Slafkovsky’s strength and conditioning aren’t going to be much of a worry for the Canadiens moving forward.
18. Years. Old. pic.twitter.com/HuEwDX4Tku
— Raegan Subban (@raegansubban) July 11, 2022
Logan Mailloux Present While Rehabbing Shoulder
The Montreal Canadiens also had Logan Mailloux at the facility for this event; the first time he’s been at any Canadiens camp in any capacity. While he’s in town rehabbing his shoulder after off-season surgery, Mailloux was invited by the club to participate and be around the rest of the Montreal Canadiens prospects.
Even though he cannot physically participate, the Montreal Canadiens wanted to see how he’d interact with the rest of the youngsters within the organization. After having provided Mailloux with a Bona Fide Offer at the end of May, the Canadiens have afforded themselves an extra year to sign Mailloux, and having him around the organization at this time is promising for the future of the youngster as he continues to grow, both on and off the ice.
Logan Mailloux ne prendra pas part au camp de développement (blessé), mais il patine en solo avant le début de la séance. pic.twitter.com/WxrpVguXMh
— Kevin Vallée (@KevinMVallee) July 11, 2022