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Fifty-seven players to attend the Montreal Canadiens training camp

The Canadiens will open training camp on Thursday, September 12 at the Bell Sports Complex

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News Release

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced on Tuesday that 57 players will participate in their 2019 training camp.

Players will report for physicals and medical exams at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Thursday, September 12.

The first on-ice session will take place at the Bell Sports Complex on Friday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m.

The list of players invited to training camp includes six goaltenders, 18 defensemen and 33 forwards. 

Click here to view the Canadiens' training camp roster.

12 players released from rookie camp

The Canadiens completed their rookie camp on Tuesday in Brossard with a game against an All-Star team from three Quebec universities (Concordia, Trois-Rivières and McGill). Later in the day, six players were reassigned to their respective Junior teams: Cole Fonstad (Prince Albert - WHL), Rafaël Harvey-Pinard (Chicoutimi - QMJHL), Cameron Hillis (Guelph - OHL), Samuel Houde (Chicoutimi - QMJHL), Jacob LeGuerrier (Sault Ste. Marie - OHL), and Allan McShane (Oshawa - OHL). Six players were also released from camp: Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin (PTO), and five invited players (ATO); Nicolas Guay, Vincent Marleau, Dylan Plouffe, Jack York and Alexis Shank.

Red vs. White scrimmage at the Bell Centre

In preparation for the team's pre-season schedule, the Canadiens invite all fans to attend the Red vs White scrimmage on Sunday, September 15 at the Bell Centre. Puck drop is at 1:00 p.m.

Pre-season schedule

The Canadiens will play a total of seven preseason games during training camp, including the Kraft Hockeyville Canada game presented on September 18 against the Florida Panthers in Bathurst, NB. The Club will also play four games at the Bell Centre, hosting the New Jersey Devils (Sept. 16), Florida Panthers (Sept. 19), Toronto Maple Leafs (Sept. 23) and the Ottawa Senators (Sept. 28). The Canadiens will also travel to Ottawa (Sept. 21) and to Toronto (Sept. 25).

Training camp schedule (Sept. 12-15) - *Time for media availability is approximated

Thursday, September 12:   

11:00 a.m. Photo opportunity *

12:00 p.m. Media availability (players) *

Friday, September 13: 

10:00 a.m. Practice (group A) Media availability (12:15 p.m.) *

12:15 p.m. Practice (group B)   No media availability

Saturday, September 14:   

10:00 a.m. Practice (group B)   Media availability (12:15 p.m.) *

12:15 p.m. Practice (group A)   No media availability

Sunday, September 15: 

1:00 p.m. Red vs. White scrimmage       Bell Centre

Media availability

A photo opportunity will be coordinated for media around 11:00 a.m. on the first day of camp on Thursday, September 12. There will also be a media availability with a few players at approximately 12:00 p.m. Beginning on Friday, September 13, players at camp and head coach Claude Julien will be available to the media following practice sessions (including off-ice conditioning), at the Bell Sports Complex.

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