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Canadiens Showing Confidence In Logan Mailloux With ELC

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The Montreal Canadiens have officially signed 2021 1st round pick Logan Mailloux to an entry-level contract, a sign that he’s part of the future moving forward.

The Canadiens announced on Wednesday morning that they had agreed on a three-year entry-level contract with Logan Mailloux, cementing his place within the club’s future and putting to rest any doubt that they would rescind his rights in favour of a compensatory draft pick next summer.

“This is a decision that we have thought through carefully. Having Logan around members of our team and hockey operations staff for a good part of the summer allowed us to gain a greater appreciation of Logan Mailloux the person,” said Kent Hughes in the Canadiens” press release. “He has an opportunity to affect positive change and we will work to support him in any effort towards that goal. Logan recognizes the impact of his gesture and of course, the process continues.”

The former 2021 1st round pick has been staying in Montreal this summer at the behest of his agency in order to properly rehab his surgically repaired shoulder to better prepare for the upcoming season, but has also taken the opportunity to join the Canadiens at various points.

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.

He also attended a few events in Montreal, such as the LASSO Montreal event. Mailloux joined Nick Suzuki and Josh Anderson as they went to hang out with Old Dominion and present them with Canadiens jerseys. It was a telling moment to see the Canadiens not only include Mailloux in a community event representing the Canadiens, but also the company he was with. The London, Ontario connection cannot be undersold here, as London-native Nick Suzuki and former London Knight Josh Anderson, seen as two key members of the Canadiens’ leadership group moving forward, joined the young London Knight for this event. Suzuki and Anderson, who also decided to stick around Montreal for most of the summer.

General Manager Kent Hughes had previously spoken about his desire to have Mailloux spend more time around the team while being in Montreal this summer and the youngster has done just that.

The Canadiens have now made his affiliation to the organization official, and Mailloux will now likely return to the London Knights with newfound confidence and extra motivation to play hard and remain healthy in what will be a very important season for him.

 

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habbernack

Good signing. Remember he said he didn’t want to be drafted and that He said he didn’t deserve to be drafted. To me he was showing remorse then and there. He who is without sin, cast the first stone.

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