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Canadiens Wrap: Prospect Camp Highlights, Newhook’s Play



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MONTREAL — There’s never a dull moment when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens, but it’s not always possible to keep up to date with every breaking news story.

Every Sunday we will recap the most exciting and relevant NHL news stories that you may have missed throughout the week.



  • Joshua Roy is one of the most exciting Habs prospects for a variety of reasons, including his well-rounded game that usually impresses most coaching staffs. It’s only a matter of time before he earns a permanent job in the NHL.[Prospect Joshua Roy’s Odds Of Making The Roster]
  • There weren’t many options for general manager Kent Hughes, but he managed to swing a trade with the Vancouver Canucks to unload Casey DeSmith. The Canadiens acquired Tanner Pearson in the deal, not to mention a third-round pick.  [Canadiens DeSmith Traded To Vancouver For Pearson]
  • The Canadiens announced their (ridiculously big) training camp list shortly after the trade. In total, 72 players were invited to camp. [Canadiens Reveal Gigantic Training Camp Roster]



  • The Montreal Canadiens are turning up the heat on their youth movement, as they’re projected to have one of the youngest teams in the NHL this season. [Habs Entering New Phase Of Youth Movement]
  • Fans got a chance to see newcomer Alex Newhook in action, and he did not disappoint. He immediately stood out as one of the fastest and most offensively-inclined players during scrimmages. [Alex Newhook Makes Great First Impression]



  • Prospect Justin Barron has all the tools necessary to become an impact player for the Montreal Canadiens, but he’ll have to improve his decision-making if he’s to make the team out of camp. [Canadiens Prospect Justin Barron’s Odds Of Making The Roster]
  • The Montreal Canadiens hosted their final intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday, presenting a great opportunity for several prospects to stand out from the crowd. Isaac Dufort, William Trudeau, and Xavier Simoneau seized their opportunities, while defencemen Arber Xhekaj and Mike Matheson stood out among the players with NHL experience. And then there’s the Juraj Slafkovsky situation. He didn’t have an amazing camp up to date, but the criticism regarding his play has also been unreasonable.[Canadiens: Xhekaj, Matheson and Dufort Excel, Slafkovsky Notes]
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Terry Gain

All of you Pundits will be changing your tune before the end of October.. The Habs are better than any of you realize.