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The Alumni Lounge presented by Scotia Advice+

Step inside The Alumni Lounge for unfiltered stories from the legends who built the legacy of the most storied franchise in professional sports. Hosted by former Canadiens defenseman Patrice Brisebois and comedian and longtime sports reporter Chantal Desjardins, The Alumni Lounge, which is presented by Scotia Advice+ from Scotiabank, features in-depth chats with popular Habs players of the past, touching on everything from never-before-heard tales from the dressing room to the struggles high-performance players face after they hang up their skates.




Season 1


Gionta on Chara

Brian Gionta had a tough time playing against Zdeno Chara, but had nothing but love for him when they became teammates in Boston

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 00:58


Chelios on the Malibu Mob

Chris Chelios dishes on the Malibu Mob, a group of celebrity homeowners he co-founded with actor Tony Danza in 1993

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 01:16


Tomas Plekanec's 1st big purchase

Unlike most players who buy a car with their 1st paycheque, Tomas Plekanec splurged on a computer

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 01:27

Plekanec on Montreal

Tomas Plekanec fully embraced the pressure of playing in Montreal

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 01:32

Plekanec on his turtlenecks

Tomas Plekanec shares the story behind the turtlenecks he wore throughout his NHL career

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 01:53


Kovalev on finances

When Alex Kovalev signed his first big NHL contract, the former Russian winger was focused on creating a sustainable lifestyle for his family

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 01:43

Kovalev on acting

After retiring from hockey, Alex Kovalev was looking for a new challenge and turned to acting

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 02:40

Kovalev on 2007-08 Canadiens team

Alex Kovalev recalls the adrenaline rush he experienced after losing his helmet and scoring a memorable goal vs. BOS in the 2008 NHL Playoffs

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 03:06


Souray on sobriety

Sheldon Souray opened up about his battle with addiction after retirement and his road to recovery

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 03:32

Souray on his Jeep

In 1994, Sheldon Souray used his first NHL signing bonus to buy a Jeep that cost $35,000 and paid for cash

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 02:31

Souray on Koivu

Sheldon Souray talks about Saku Koivu's battle with cancer in 2002 and how it inspired him during his own rehab from injury

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 01:30

Alumni Lounge: Sheldon Souray

Sheldon Souray joins former teammate Patrice Brisebois on The Alumni Lounge to discuss their early days together in Montreal

  • Jun 23, 2021 • 01:24

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