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
Press release

2014 NHL Entry Draft: Canadiens Add Six New Prospects


Three forwards, two defencemen, one goaltender among newest Habs prospects

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – The Montreal Canadiens – National Hockey League affiliate of the Hamilton Bulldogs – selected six players, including three forwards, two defencemen and one goaltender at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28th at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

With their first pick (first round, 26th overall), the Canadiens selected forward Nikita Scherbak. In 65 regular season games with the Western Hockey League’s Saskatoon Blades in 2013-2014, the 18-year-old recorded 78 points (28 goals, 50 assists) and 46 penalty minutes. The 6’0”, 172-pound forward led all WHL rookies in scoring this past season and was named the Blades’ most valuable player, rookie of the year, plus/minus leader and three-star award winner. The Moscow, Russia native earned Saskatoon’s top scorer award after leading the Blades in goals, assists and points.

With their second pick (third round, 73rd overall), the Canadiens selected defenceman Brett Lernout. In 72 regular season games with the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos in 2013-2014, the 18-year-old recorded 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) and 103 penalty minutes. In 133 career WHL regular season games with the Broncos and Blades, the 6’4”, 206-pound Winnipeg, Manitoba native has recorded 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) and 146 penalty minutes.

With their third pick (fifth round, 125th overall), the Canadiens selected defenceman Nikolas Koberstein. In 51 regular season games with the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Olds Grizzlys in 2013-2014, the 18-year-old recorded 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) and 153 penalty minutes. The 6’2”, 180-pound Barrhead, Alberta native is committed to play for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks.

With their fourth pick (fifth round, 147th overall), the Canadiens selected forward Daniel Audette. In 68 regular season games with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Sherbrooke Phoenix in 2013-2014, the 18-year-old recorded 76 points (21 goals, 55 assists) and 79 penalty minutes. In 122 career QMJHL regular season games with the Phoenix, the 5’8”, 177-pound Buffalo, New York native has recorded 105 points (31 goals, 74 assists) and 144 penalty minutes. He’s the son of former Canadiens forward Donald Audette.

With their fifth pick (sixth round, 177th overall), the Canadiens selected goaltender Hayden Hawkey. In 33 regular season games with the United States Hockey League’s Omaha Lancers in 2013-2014, the 19-year-old posted a record of 22-6-3 with a 1.99 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and three shutouts. The 6’0”, 180-pound Fremont, California native is committed to play for the NCAA’s Providence College Friars.

With their sixth and final pick (seventh round, 207th overall), the Canadiens selected forward Jake Evans. In 49 regular season games with the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s St. Michael’s Buzzers in 2013-2014, the 18-year-old recorded 63 points (16 goals, 47 assists) and 79 penalty minutes. The 6’0”, 172-pound Toronto, Ontario native is committed to play for the NCAA’s University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.