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Habs Audette Named to QMJHL Subway Series Roster

Daniel Audette (Photo by La Presse)
Daniel Audette (Photo by La Presse)

MONTREAL, QC. — Earlier today, the QMJHL announced their roster for the upcoming CHL vs Russia Subway Super Series. Making the roster is Montreal Canadiens prospect Daniel Audette who plays for the Sherbrooke Phoenix. In the current season, the Phoenix’s Audette has four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in nine games, he has eight penalty minutes meanwhile being a minus-3 so far.

The CHL has been facing off against Russia in a Super Series since 2003, the series was first called the RE/Max Canada-Russia Challenge. Then from 2004 to 2008 it was called the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. Since then it has had its current name.

Overall since 2003 the CHL has dominated the series, beating Russia a combined 49 to 23 throughout the WHL, OHL and QMJHL. The CHL has scored 289 total goals meanwhile they have given up 188. This series gives organizations, fans and everyone a chance to see some of the top young junior players in the world play against each other.

Daniel Audette:

Montreal Canadiens prospect Daniel Audette has been named to the QMJHL roster for the tournament, Audette is a smaller stature forward who uses his deceptive speed and hands to beat his opponents.

“His bloodlines and elusiveness put the undersized Audette on scout’s radar because of his skill,speed and heart. His skating base, and lower body strength make him strong on the puck and a guy who plays big and is a scoring threat at a moment’s notice. Reads the ice and can handle the puck at his top gear, but also he can go laterally with sharp cuts and stop/starts to get loose. His vision allows him to slip away and act on the room he has made for himself, as he passes the puck extremely well and also works hard in his own end back checking. Looks like a good long term selection who may help a team down the road. “ – Draft year scouting report from Bill Placzek

Audette has only got better this season, he continues to use his very strong passing ability and vision to succeed, Audette has continue to work on his defensive game where he works hard to maintain good positioning to not allow his man to beat him.

QMJHL Roster (With NHL drafted team):


Anthony Richard – Nashville Predators

Joey Ratelle “A” – Undrafted

Clark Bishop “A” – Carolina Hurricanes

Julien Gauthier – 2016 Eligible

Julien Nantel – Colorado Avalanche

Nicolas Aube-Kubel – Philadelphia Flyers

Pierre-Luc Dubois – 2016 Eligible

Jean-Christophe Beaudin – Colorado Avalanche

Francis Perron – Ottawa Senators

Daniel Audette – Montreal Canadiens

Maxim Fortier 2016 Eligible

Nicolas Roy – Carolina Hurricanes

Anthony Beauvillier “A” – New York Islanders


Olivier Leblanc – Columbus Blue Jackets

Thomas Chabot – Ottawa Senators

Alexandre Carrier “C” – Nashville Predators

Jeremy Lauzon – Boston Bruins

Nicolas Meloche – Colorado Avalanche

Gauillaume Brisbois – Vancouver Canucks

Samuel Girard – 2016 Eligible

Jeremy Roy – San Jose Sharks


Mason MacDonald – Calgary Flames

Samuel Montembeault – Florida Panthers


The games will be played on Tuesday, November 17th 2015 at Rouyn-Noranda and on Thursday, November 19th 2015 at Halfax.

Press release

Canadiens Re-assign Defenceman Brett Lernout to Bulldogs

Habs’ third-round pick in 2014 had 42 points in 72 games with WHL Swift Current this season

(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)
(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have re-assigned defenceman Brett Lernout to the Bulldogs from the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos.

In 72 regular season games with Swift Current this season, Lernout recorded 42 points (14 goals, 28 assists) and 68 penalty minutes. The 6-4, 206-pound defenceman added one goal and four penalty minutes in four post-season games before Swift Current was eliminated from the WHL playoffs this week.

In 205 career WHL regular season games with the Broncos and Saskatoon Blades, the Winnipeg, Man. native has recorded 66 points (23 goals, 43 assists) and 214 penalty minutes.

Lernout was selected by the Canadiens in the third round (73rd overall) in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The 19-year-old was signed by the Canadiens to an entry-level contract on Dec. 19, 2014.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Saturday, April 4 when they’ll host the Utica Comets at FirstOntario Centre at 7 p.m.

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Press release

Bulldogs, Future Habs Convene for Canadiens Development Camp

Fifty players invited to the Canadiens’ annual Development Camp

Montreal Canadiens PRESS RELEASE

IMG_03152Development Camp

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday that the team will hold its annual development camp, from July 7-11, at the Bell Sports Complex, in Brossard.

A total of 50 players will participate in the development camp, including 28 forwards, 17 defensemen and five goaltenders. Five of the six players selected by the Canadiens at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft held last weekend in Philadelphia will be among the participants, including first round selection Nikita Scherbak.

The list of players invited to the development camp includes 20 prospects drafted by the Canadiens organization, a few players acquired through trades or free agency, and more than 20 players invited on a try-out basis (list of players here).

All players will be divided into two groups (A-B). The first on-ice practice sessions will be on Monday, July 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both ice surfaces at the Bell Sports Complex. On-ice practice sessions will take place in the morning for the remainder of the week, with scrimmages at the end of the day. A three-period intra-squad game will be played on Friday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. All practices are open to the public.

Players participating in the development camp will be available to the media every day around noon (12:30 p.m.), starting Monday July 7.


#  Player 2013-14 Team Acquired Pos. Shoots Height Weight
6 AGOSTA, Justin (College player) New Hampshire (HE) Invite D R 6.03 210
26 ANAS, Samuel (College player) Quinnipiac (ECAC) Invite C R 5.08 148
58 ANDRIGHETTO, Sven Hamilton (AHL) Draft 13 RW L 5.09 183
48 AUDETTE, Daniel Sherbrooke (QMJHL) Draft 14 C L 5.08 175
40 BEAULIEU, Nathan Hamilton (AHL) / Montréal (NHL) Draft 11 D L 6.02 194
46 BENNETT, Mac University of Michigan (CCHA) Draft 09 D L 6.00 195
98 BOBYK, Colton Spokane (WHL) Invite D L 6.01 190
CARR, Daniel Union (ECAC) Free agent LW L 6.00 182
41 CONDON, Michael Wheeling (ECHL) / Hamilton (AHL) Free agent G L 6.02 209
97 CORSON, Dylan S.S Marie (OHL) / Barrie (OHL) Invite C L 5.11 190
92 CREVIER-MORIN, Marc-Olivier Gatineau (QMJHL) Invite D L 6.01 197
CRISP, Connor Sudbury (OHL) / Hamilton (AHL) Draft 13 C L 6.03 226
91 CURCURUTO, Gianluca Plymouth (OHL) Invite D L 6.01 195
34 DE LA ROSE, Jacob Leksands IF (SweAl) / Sweden Jr. Draft 13 C/LW L 6.03 187
72 DIDIER, Josiah (College player) University of Denver (WCHA) Draft 11 D R 6.03 218
84 DIETZ, Darren Hamilton (AHL) Draft 11 D R 6.01 204
85 ELLIS, Morgan Hamilton (AHL) Draft 10 D R 6.01 204
73 FEDERICO, Danny (College player) Quinnipiac (ECAC) Invite D L 6.01 205
86 FOURNIER, Stefan Hamilton (AHL) Free agent RW R 6.03 220
70 FUCALE, Zachary Halifax (QMHJL) / Canada Jr. Draft 13 G L 6.01 178
90 GADOURY, Philippe Halifax (QMHJL) / Nepean (CCHL) Invite C L 5.10 180
83 GOULET, Alexandre Charlottetown (QMJHL) Invite C L 5.11 190
47 GRÉGOIRE, Jeremy Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) Draft 13 C R 6.00 187
65 HAWKEY, Hayden Omaha (USHL) Draft 14 G L 6.01 180
71 HIGHMORE, Matthew Saint-John’s (QMJHL) Invite C L 5.11 174
82 HOLLAND, Patrick Hamilton (AHL) / Montreal (NHL) Trade RW R 6.00 185
75 HUDON, Charles Chicoutimi/Baie Comeau (QMJHL) / Canada Jr. Draft 12 LW L 5.10 178
55 IMAMA, Bokondji Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) Invite LW L 6.01 214
61 KOBERSTEIN, Nikolas Olds (AJHL) Draft 14 D R 6.01 180
38 LEHKONEN, Artturi Kuopio (FinE) / Filnland Jr. Draft 13 LW L 5.11 161
43 LERNOUT, Brett Swift Current  (WHL) Draft 14 D R 6.04 206
62 MacMILLAN, Mark (College player) University of North Dakota (WCHA) Draft 10 C L 6.00 171
11 MAKOWSKI, David (College player) University of Denver (WCHA) AHL D R 6.01 205
25 McCARRON, Michael London (OHL) Draft 13 RW R 6.05 237
68 McNALLY, Brandon (College player) Dartmouth (ECAC) Invite LW L 6.01 186
80 MOTTE, CJ (College player) Ferris State (WCHA) Invite G L 6.00 191
20 MUTO, Vincent (College player) Niagara University (AHA) Invite D R 6.00 204
15 NEVINS, Jack Hamilton (AHL) / Charlottetown (QMJHL) /  Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) Free agent LW L 6.01 204
63 PADAKIN, Pavel Calgary (WHL) Invite RW R 6.00 179
95 PAPIRNY, Jordan Brandon (WHL) Invite G L 6.00 170
53 RANGER, Alexandre Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) Invite RW R 5.10 181
42 SCHMALZ, Matt Sudbury (OHL) Invite RW R 6.05 206
28 SCHERBAK, Nikita Saskatoon (WHL) Draft 14 RW L 6.01 175
57 SEKAC, Jiri Praha HC Lev (KHL) Free agent LW L 6.02 195
64 SORKIN, Nick Hamilton (AHL) / New Hampshire (HE) AHL RW L 6.03 175
78 SZMATULA, Michael (College player) Northeastern (HE) Invite LW L 5.08 178
60 THOMAS, Christian Hamilton (AHL) Trade RW R 5.09 176
59 THROWER, Dalton Vancouver (WHL) Draft 12 D R 6.00 203
96 TRACCITTO, Reggie (College player) University of PEI (CIS) Invite D R 6.00 204
45 WARDLEY, Evan Seattle (WHL) Invite D R 6.04 208