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Pure talent
Posted 18 mins ago

MONTREAL – Jiri Sekac has done nothing but turn heads and impress since arriving on the scene in La Belle Province nearly two weeks ago.

On Tuesday night, the 22-year-old left-winger made his much-anticipated preseason debut against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre, and he didn’t disappoint. Playing on a line with veteran pivot Tomas Plekanec and top prospect Jacob De La Rose, Sekac quickly showcased the qualities that put him on the radar of countless NHL teams in the lead up to his signing a two-year contract with the Canadiens back on July 1st.

“I got a huge rock off…

The Numbers Game – S…
Posted 4 hours ago

MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at tonight’s exhibition game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.

7 – Number of games the Canadiens will take part in during the preseason in 2014-15, including Tuesday night’s tilt against the Boston Bruins in Montreal. The Habs will also play two games each against the Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals, in addition to taking on the Chicago Blackhawks before the regular season gets underway on October 8th.

8 – Number of players donning the CH on Tuesday night against the Bruins who’ve yet to play a regular-season NHL game, including Magnus Nygren, Sven…

Head-To-Head : Bosto…
Posted 8 hours ago

PRE-SEASON: BRUINS (0-0-0) @ CANADIENS (0-0-0)

It will be an evening of unfriendly reunions Tuesday night at the Bell Centre when the visiting Boston Bruins face the Montreal Canadiens for the first time since being eliminated by their eternal rivals four months ago in the second round of the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs.

The first pre-season contest this year for both Original Six franchises, expect rookies to be in the spotlight for both sides on Tuesday, as Nikita Scherbak, Jiri Sekac, Sven Andrighetto, Jacob De La Rose, Michael McCarron and Charles Hudon will all be in the starting lineup for the Habs. Andrei…

Strong start
Posted 1 day ago

MONTREAL – It was a game that was always going to be won by a team wearing the CH on their chests, but Monday night at the Bell Centre, it was a packed house full of new fans for rising young star Nikita Scherbak to win over, starting with his head coach.

“I liked what I saw from Scherbak tonight,” said Michel Therrien of his team’s first-round pick from the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. “He showed a lot of enthusiasm, he was explosive, and his line did a lot of things right.”

Paired with third-year Hab Alex Galchenyuk – who has been…

Vincent Riendeau nam…
Posted 1 day ago

MONTRÉAL (September 22, 2014) – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin, announced today the appointment of Vincent Riendeau as assistant general manager of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Riendeau will remain the Bulldogs’ goaltending coach and oversee the daily hockey operations.

Entering his third season with the Montreal Canadiens organization, Riendeau was originally named goaltending consultant with the Bulldogs on June 20, 2012 to work alongside head coach Sylvain Lefebvre and his coaching staff.

A native of St. Hyacinthe, Riendeau began his professional hockey career with the Canadiens after signing a free agent contract with the club in 1986. Riendeau had…