LAVAL - Laval Rocket general manager Larry Carrière announced today that forward Martin Reway made the decision to return to Europe. The 22-year-old Czech player was released by the Canadiens organization on Sunday, following a mutual agreement to terminate his contract, allowing him to pursue his professional career.
"Head coach Sylvain Lefebvre, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin and myself had a meeting with Martin following the game on October 25. We discussed some options, and we advised Martin that we were totally dedicated to continue working with him to help regain his physical condition and remain with the Laval Rocket," said Carrière.
"We agreed to give Martin time to reflect, and he made the decision to return home. At that point, we mutually agreed that terminating his contract was the best option for both parties. We wish Martin the best of luck in the future."
Martin Reway was selected in the 4th round by the Canadiens (116th overall) at the 2013 NHL Draft. He played five games with the Laval Rocket this season, collecting two assists.