evenko is proud to present the NHL Rookie Showdown 2018 at Place Bell, home of the Laval Rocket, the Montreal Canadiens' AHL affiliate.
Top prospects from three Canadian franchises will go head-to-head on September 7th, 8th and 9th. This year, the tournament will showcase the newly drafted rookies, free agent signings and camp invitees from the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Canadiens.
"Place Bell is the perfect place to host sizeable events such as the NHL Rookie Showdown 2018. In light of the exciting upcoming season, fans will have a chance to witness the extraordinary talent the organization's prospects will bring, all the while enjoying the unique experience that Place Bell offers during a professional hockey game," stated Mark Weightman, vice president of development and operations at Place Bell.
With a total of five (5) draft picks in the first two rounds, including the third-overall pick, and ten (10) draft picks in the first five rounds of the upcoming NHL Draft in Dallas, the Canadiens will have plenty of young talent on display at this year's Rookie Showcase.
"This Showdown, featuring several promising young players from three Canadian teams, gives us an opportunity to monitor the development and witness the progression of the rookies within our organization in a competitive environment, while giving our fans a chance to see the Canadiens of tomorrow in action," said Canadiens general manager, Marc Bergevin.
In past years, players such as Charles Hudon, Victor Mete and Nikita Scherbak are just a few of many young promising prospects who have showcased their talents during the Rookie Showdown. Come see the Montreal Canadiens' future stars!
September 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m. ET - Game No.1 Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators
September 8, 2018, 3 p.m. ET - Game No. 2 Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
September 9, 2018, 3 p.m. ET - Game No. 3 Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Tickets on sale Saturday, June 23 at noon
Tickets on sale at Place Bell Box Office
By phone: +1 (855) 634-4472
Order online: www.evenko.ca / www.placebell.ca