BROSSARD – The Canadiens’ annual Development Camp continued on Tuesday at the Bell Sports Complex. Prospects and invitees took part in on-ice testing from 10 a.m. until noon.
While no intra-squad game was scheduled in the afternoon, players boarded a bus for an undisclosed location to take part in team-building activities.
Martin Lapointe met with members of the media once all on-ice testing was completed.
“In general, there’s always progression [among players],” affirmed the Canadiens’ director of player development on the subject of the various tests players underwent over the course of the morning. “If you want to become a hockey player, the young guys know that they need to make sacrifices and the majority of them arrive ready for camp. Every year, we see progress.”
Forward Charles Hudon, who was selected in 2012 by the Canadiens, also discussed his progress with members of the media.
“I had to start at square one since last year because of my World Championship,” recalled Hudon. “I think my progress is better than before. I spoke with Martin Lapointe yesterday and again today to talk about my progress improving on daily basis. I’m really happy. I had a good intra-squad game on Monday. I liked my performance. It was the first time I’d ever been a centerman. It was stressful, but I’m proud of what I accomplished.”
The Development Camp continues on Wednesday when youngsters will once again be put to the test at the Bell Sports Complex before taking part in an intra-squad game at 4 p.m. EST.
Martin Lapointe meets with the media
Development Camp - Day 2 - Intra-Squad Game
Development Camp - Day 2