With Logan Mailloux slowly being eased into the Montreal Canadiens organization, many are now wondering if he will attend the Canadiens’ camp this fall.
Mailloux took advantage of his time in Montreal to attend the Canadiens’ development camp in late July. He was able to hit the ice to work on his rehabilitation and partake in off-ice activities with the team’s top prospects as they continue to grow as a group and individuals. He not only engaged with other prospects, but was open and transparent with them about his experience during the camp’s Respect and Consent session. He also spoke to reporters for the first time since being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens last summer and owned all the criticism that had been thrown his way over the last year. He was even recently spotted at LASSO Montreal with Nick Suzuki and Josh Anderson, representing the Canadiens at the event.
His involvement with the organization had fans wondering if the 19-year-old would be ready in time for Rookie Camp or Training Camp. Montreal Hockey Now reached out to Mailloux’s agent, Dylan Liptrap of Quartexx Management, to see where the youngster was in his rehab and whether there was a chance fans could see him suit up for the club in some capacity this fall.
“Logan’s initial timeline would have him back in full contact practice in mid-October,” said Liptrap when asked about Mailloux’s current rehab progress. “however, his physiotherapists believe he has been progressing ahead of schedule.”
Although the signs are positive in his rehab, and things seem to be headed in a positive direction, it, unfortunately, won’t move up Mailloux’s timetable soon enough to see him return in time for either the Canadiens’ rookie or training camps.
“Logan is currently waiting to meet with the surgeon to check in on his progress before any decisions are made,” concluded Liptrap regarding the lack of official clarity at the moment. “It is highly unlikely he will be able to participate in any of the Montreal Rookie Camp/training camps.”
If Mailloux is ready to return to play in late September/early October, he will be able to return to the London Knights of the OHL and play meaningful minutes for them on the backend as they look to remain competitive in a tough division. Although it would have been interesting to see what the youngster could do in a training camp environment, the priority for Mailloux should be to remain healthy and to continue to grow, on and off the ice. The Montreal Canadiens will be following his growth closely, as he looks to undertake his first full junior season and take the next step in his development.