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Here are the Montreal Canadiens news items, highlights, and stories you may have missed Thursday.

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After an excellent freshman season that saw lead the entire NCAA in wins (38), Jacob Fowler is expected to return to the Boston College Eagles for his sophomore campaign, but that didn’t stop him from paying homage to the last Montreal Canadiens goaltender to win a Stanley Cup, Patrick Roy.

Independent scout Hadi Kalakeche put together a great series of tweet analyzing freshly drafted prospect Logan Sawyer’s skill set. Sawyer was picked by the Canadiens in the third round of the 2024 NHL Entry Draft, 78th overall. He’s committed to player for Providence (NCAA) in 2025-26, but we’re yet to receiving confirmation regarding where he’ll play next season. You can click on the tweet embedded below to view the full string, or you can click here.

The 2024-25 season will provide Brendan Gallagher with a chance to pass several notable franchise players in both games played and goals scored. As a reminder, the rumours of Gallagher’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. [Veteran Brendan Gallagher’s Value To The Montreal Canadiens]

Speaking of Gallagher, he was at the Canadiens development camp in Brossard, providing a veteran presence for the many young prospects in attendance.

National Hockey Now Network

  • New Jersey Devils General Manager Tom Fitzgerald addressed the media on the last day of development camp and following free agency. He had a lot to say. [New Jersey Devils]
  • General manager Steve Yzerman persuaded Patrick Kane to stay in Detroit, traded two veterans, brought in two goalies with NHL experience, signed a noteworthy role player and landed a six-time 30-plus goalscorer. And he may not be done. [Detroit Red Wings]
  • After receiving his qualifying offer over the weekend, forward Bobby Brink agreed to a new two-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday worth $3 million in total, carrying an AAV of $1.5 million. [Boston Bruins]
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