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Twenty-three players to participate in the Canadiens' 2017 rookie camp

The Rookie Tournament takes place September 8-10 in Toronto

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced today that 23 players will participate in the team's rookie camp from September 7-13. The Club will participate in a rookie tournament which will take place from September 8-10, in Toronto (Ricoh Coliseum - 45 Manitoba Drive, Toronto).

The tournament features rookie players from three NHL clubs; the Canadiens, the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Each team will play two games. 

Among the 23 players to participate in the rookie camp, there will be 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders. Twelve (12) players at camp are Canadiens draft selections, including four of the seven players selected by Montreal at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Twenty-one (21) of the 23 players also took part in the Canadiens' development camp last July.

Laval Rocket's coaching staff led by head coach Sylvain Lefebvre, along with Donald Dufresne, Nick Carrière and Marco Marciano will handle coaching responsibilities for games and practices.

Schedule - Canadiens 2017 Rookie Camp / Tournament

Thursday, September 7: 12:30 p.m. Practice (Bell Sports Complex - Brossard)
Friday, September 8: 10:15 a.m. Practice (Toronto)
  7 p.m. Game vs. Toronto (Toronto)
Saturday, September 9: 11:15 a.m. Practice (Toronto)
  7 p.m. Game vs. Ottawa (Toronto)
Sunday, September 10: - Travelling day  
Monday, September 11: 1:30 p.m. Practice (Bell Sports Complex - Brossard)
Tuesday, September 12: 10:30 a.m. Practice (Bell Sports Complex - Brossard)
Wednesday, September 13: 10:30 a.m. Practice (Bell Sports Complex - Brossard)

Players invited to rookie camp

# Players Pos. Sh. Height Weight Date & Place of Birth Acquired 2016-17 Club GP G A PTS PIM
64 ADDISON, Jeremiah (*) LW L 6'00'' 178 21/10/96 - Brampton, ON 2015 Draft (207) Windsor (OHL) 51 24 19 43 62
68 ALAIN, Alexandre C R 6'00'' 179 03/03/97 - Quebec, QC Try-Out Blainville-Boisbriand (LHJMQ) 54 29 23 52 60
48 AUDETTE, Daniel (*) C L 5'09'' 171 06/05/96 - Buffalo, NY 2014 Draft (147) St. John's (AHL) 75 10 20 30 37
37 BITTEN, William RW R 5'10'' 176 10/07/98 - Ottawa, ON 2016 Draft (70) Hamilton (OHL) 65 23 34 57 36
96 BOUCHER, Jordan LW L 6'00'' 182 21/02/94 - Montreal, QC Try-Out Clarkson (ECAC) 30 10 16 26 30
Binghamton (AHL) 9 0 0 0 0
60 BOURQUE, Simon (*) D L 6'01'' 190 12/01/97 - Longueuil, QC 2015 Draft (177) Rimouski (LHJMQ) 29 8 20 28 32
Saint John (LHJMQ) 30 7 21 28 26
46 BROOK, Josh D R 6'01'' 188 17/06/99 - Yorktown, SK 2017 Draft (56) Moose Jaw (WHL) 69 8 32 40 61
83 EBBING, Thomas C L 5'11'' 187 28/09/94 - Troy, MI FA - AHL (26/05/17) Michigan State (Big-10) 35 3 13 16 6
59 FLEURY, Cale D R 6'02'' 202 19/11/98 - Regina, SK 2017 Draft (87) Kootenay (WHL) 70 11 27 38 67
75 FORTIER, Maxime RW R 5'10'' 179 15/12/97 - Lasalle, QC Try-Out Halifax (LHJMQ) 68 32 55 87 20
89 GOULET, Alexandre C L 6'00'' 195 05/04/96 - Thetford Mines, QC Try-Out Victoriaville (LHJMQ) 68 39 50 89 58
Rochester (AHL) 3 0 0 0 0
58 JUULSEN, Noah (*) D R 6'02'' 191 02/04/97 - Surrey, BC 2015 Draft (26) Everett (WHL) 49 12 22 34 38
Canada (WJC) 7 0 2 2 4
78 LEBLANC, Stefan D L 6'00'' 196 16/03/96 - Halifax, NS FA - AHL (06/06/17) Mississauga (OHL) 66 7 30 37 101
84 McEWAN, James C L 5'11'' 191 15/03/97 - Riley, ON Try-Out Guelph (OHL) 58 19 20 39 44
53 METE, Victor (*) D L 5'09'' 181 07/06/98 - Toronto, ON 2016 Draft (100) London (OHL) 50 15 29 44 14
91 PETTI, Niki C L 6'00'' 201 13/08/96 - Welland, ON FA - AHL (06/04/17) Hamilton (OHL) 51 20 29 49 34
St. John's (AHL) 4 1 0 1 0
55 PEZZETTA, Michael LW L 6'01'' 212 13/03/98 - Toronto, ON 2016 Draft (160) Sudbury (OHL) 54 10 9 19 88
84 REWAY, Martin (*) LW L 5'08'' 171 24/01/95 - Prague, CZ 2013 Draft (116) Injured - - - - -
74 TYSZKA, Jarret D L 6'02'' 188 15/03/99 - Langley, BC 2017 Draft (149) Seattle (WHL) 54 6 19 25 28
97 WAKED, Antoine (*) RW R 6'01'' 194 17/05/96 - St-Bruno, QC FA (28/04/17) Rouyn-Noranda (LHJMQ) 67 39 41 80 67
56 WALFORD, Scott D L 6'01'' 187 12/01/99 - New Westminster, BC 2017 Draft (68) Victoria (WHL) 60 6 24 30 36
# Goaltenders Sh. Height Weight Date & Place of Birth Acquired 2016-17 Club GP RECORD GAA SO SV%
70 McNIVEN, Michael (*) L 6'01'' 218 09/07/97 - Winnipeg, MB FA (24/09/15) Owen Sound (OHL) 54 41-9-2 2.30 6 .915
95 SAMUEL, Antoine L 6'03'' 190 17/09/97 - Lac Etchemin, QC Try-Out Baie-Comeau (LHJMQ) 52 19-25-7 3.16 2 .902

(*)Under contract with the Canadiens

Roster as of September 1, 2017

Annual golf tournament

The Canadiens will hold their annual golf tournament to benefit the Montreal Canadiens' Children's Foundation on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Club de golf Laval-sur-le-Lac (150, Les Peupliers, Laval-sur-le-Lac). Media availability with players and management will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The shotgun start is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

Main training camp

The Canadiens' main training camp will begin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 as players will be reporting for medicals and physical testing at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Training camp will run until Wednesday, October 4, in preparation for the season opener against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

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