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Canadiens Request Mailloux Meet With NHL, Discuss Future



Montreal Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux OHL playoffs

The Montreal Canadiens have formally requested an audience between the NHL and prospect Logan Mailloux.

Earlier this season, after the Boston Bruins had signed Mitchell Miller to an entry-level contract, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that any player or executive with that kind of a record would have to go through him before being able to play or work in the league.

When asked specifically about Logan Mailloux while at the Bell Centre a few months ago, Bettman reiterated that stance, stating that the Montreal Canadiens prospect would have to sit down with him and present his growth and understanding before granting him his blessing to pursue a career in the NHL.

Now that Mailloux’s junior career has come to a close, it appears that the Montreal Canadiens are looking to get the ball rolling on this process.

During his Stanley Cup Final press conference, Bettman confirmed that the Montreal Canadiens had officially asked for the commissioner to meet with Mailloux.

“They (Montreal Canadiens) have asked for a meeting as well,” said Bettman regarding the status of Mailloux. “I told them that we’d do so after the playoffs.”

Logan Mailloux’s story is well-known at this point, but the Canadiens feel confident that he has grown and matured; which is why they offered him a contract last fall at the end of training camp.

The 20-year-old is likely to play in the AHL next season with the Laval Rocket, but, in the case of injury, they would likely want to be able to call him up to get some experience, and thus needed to get this process moving in order to do that.

It will be interesting to see how this process goes between the youngster and the NHL, as they also get set to weigh in on the statuses of former Blackhawks GM and coach Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville as well.



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John Stone

what he did isnt excusable.. by no means , However.. The Person did accept his apology and did give him blessings to move forward in his career.

He’s attended every program that was asked for him to seek out and do.. He was a kid.. Kids make mistakes.. (Again.. like i said.. im not saying what he did was okay.) But he has shown more maturity and poise to never be in that grey area again.. seeing first hand how everything from a impulsive move couldve cost him his career.. ( very lucky ).

And for once i like this angle bettman is coming from and what he is doing to ensure the integrity and honor of the game by meeting with these players who want to step into a league with zero tolerance on this particular subject.

something i thought i would never say about this individual.

Give him a shot i say.. I know for a fact this struck the fear of god in him to never repeat that kinda foul behavior


hey NHL holier than thou Bettman…what about the LONDONJunior scndal….. are not most of them in NHL, AHL??????