Rieder, from Germany, had 27 goals and 29 assists in 52 games this season for the Kitchener Rangers in the Ontario Hockey League. Kessy had 12 goals and 13 assists in 31 games this season for the Kamloops Blazers in the Western Hockey League.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness