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Camp set to open on September 19

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that 23 prospects will participate in the team’s rookie camp from September 15-18 at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens’ main training camp will start on September 19 at the Bell Centre.

All 23 players will be participating in on-ice sessions at the Bell Centre, from September 15-17, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. On September 18, physical testings will be performed on-ice, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Players will also participate in daily off-ice conditioning sessions. 12 of the 23 players at camp are Canadiens’ draft selections. 17 of the 23 players also participated in the Canadiens’ development camp last July.

Following is the list of players attending the 2008 Canadiens rookie camp. Players will be available to the media daily following on-ice practice sessions.

Player                        Position                Drafted-Acquired                 2007-08 Team


ANDERSON, Chad                  D                               Free agent                                        Philadelphia (AHL)

BEAUREGARD, Thomas         RW                            AHL Contract                                   Cincinnati (ECHL)

CARLE, Mathieu                       D                               2006, 53rd                                        Hamilton (AHL)

DESHARNAIS, David             C                                AHL Contract                                   Cincinnati (ECHL), Hamilton (AHL)

DESJARDINS, Cédrick           G                               Free agent                                        Cincinnati (ECHL)

FORTIER, Olivier                    C                                2007, 65th                                        Rimouski (QMJHL)

KRISTO, Danny                       RW                            2008, 56th                                        USA Under-18 (USDP)

LATENDRESSE, Olivier          C                                Transaction (PHX)                            San Antonio (AHL)

MARTIN, Conrad                    D                               AHL Contract                                   Hamilton (AHL)

MAXWELL, Benjamin              C                                2006, 49th                                        Kootenay (WHL)

MAYER, Robert                       G                               Try-Out                                             Saint John (LHJMQ)

MISSIAEN, Jason                   G                               2008, 116th                                      Peterborough (OHL)

MONAHAN, Alexandre           LW                             Try-Out                                             Victoriaville (LHJMQ)

PACIORETTY, Max                 LW                             2007, 22nd                                       Michigan (CCHA)

RIOPEL, Nicola                       G                               Try-Out                                             Moncton (QMJHL)

RUSSELL, Ryan                       C                                Transaction (NYR)                           Cincinnati (ECHL), Hamilton (AHL)

STEJSKAL, Joe                       D                               2007, 133rd                                      Dartmouth (ECAC)

SUBBAN, P.K.                          D                               2007, 43rd                                        Belleville (OHL)

TROTTER, Brock                     C                                Free agent                                        Denver (WCHA), Hamilton (AHL)

VALENTENKO, Pavel             D                               2006, 139th                                      Hamilton (AHL)

WEBER, Yannick                      D                               2007, 73rd                                        Kitchener (OHL)

WHITE, Ryan                           C                                2006, 66th                                        Calgary (WHL)

WYMAN, James                      RW                            2004, 100th                                      Dartmouth (ECAC)

Canadiens’ Main Training Camp

The Canadiens’ main training camp will debut on Friday, September 19 as players report for medicals and physical exams at the Bell Centre. The training camp will run until Wednesday, October 8, and will include practice sessions open to the public at the Sportplexe 4-Glaces in Pierrefonds (Sept. 20-21) and a stay in Mont-Tremblant on October 2-3.
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