MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced today that 28 players will participate in the team's rookie camp, from September 5-10. Canadiens rookies will take part in the annual Rookie Tournament, which will take place from September 6-9 at CAA Arena, in Belleville, Ontario.
The rookie tournament will feature prospects from three NHL clubs: the Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets. Each team will play two games.
The list of 28 players participating in the rookie camp includes 18 forwards, eight defensemen, and two goaltenders. As well, 25 of the 28 players invited to camp also took part in the Canadiens' development camp last June.
Game - Canadiens rookies vs U-Sports team
Canadiens fans will have the opportunity to see some of the Club's top prospects in a game against a U-Sports team, composed of players from three Quebec universities; Concordia, Trois-Rivières and McGill. This matchup will be presented at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Tuesday, September 10, at 1 p.m. The stands will be opened to the public for this event.
The Laval Rocket coaching staff led by head coach Joël Bouchard, along with assistant coaches Daniel Jacob, Alex Burrows and Marco Marciano will handle coaching responsibilities for games and practices. Players and head coach will be available to the media following practices and games.
Schedule - Canadiens' rookie camp / 2019 Rookie Tournament
|Thursday, September 5: ||3 p.m. ||Practice ||(Bell Sports Complex) |
|Friday, September 6: ||10 a.m. ||Practice ||(Bell Sports Complex) |
|Saturday, September 7: ||11:15 a.m. ||Practice ||(CAA Arena, Belleville) |
| ||7 p.m. ||Game OTT vs. MTL ||(CAA Arena, Belleville) |
|Sunday, September 8: ||11:15 a.m. ||Practice ||(CAA Arena, Belleville) |
| ||7 p.m. ||Game MTL vs. WPG ||(CAA Arena, Belleville) |
|Monday, September 9: || ||Canadiens' annual golf tournament ||(Laval-sur-le-Lac) |
|Tuesday, September 10: ||1 p.m. ||Game vs. U-Sports team ||(Bell Sports Complex) |
Please find attached the Canadiens' 2019 rookie camp roster
Annual golf tournament
The Canadiens will hold their annual golf tournament to benefit the Montreal Canadiens' Children's Foundation on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Club de golf Laval-sur-le-Lac (150, Les Peupliers, Laval-sur-le-Lac). Media availability with players and management will start at 9 a.m.
Main training camp
The Canadiens' main training camp will begin on Thursday, September 12, with players reporting for medicals and physical evaluations at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Training camp will run until Saturday, September 28. The Canadiens will play a total of seven preseason games, including the Kraft Hockeyville Canada game against the Florida Panthers on September 18, in Bathurst, New Brunswick. The Canadiens will also present their annual Intrasquad Scrimmage at the Bell Centre on September 15.