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Pateryn pride
Posted 1 day ago

MONTREAL – Sixty miles is all that separated the Pateryns’ former home in Sterling Heights from Ann Arbor, MI.

That meant that George Pateryn and his wife, Jenny, enjoyed a treat few parents are privy to when their son or daughter heads off to college to pursue their athletic dreams.

Between 2008 and 2012, they didn’t have to travel far at all to see their son, Greg, ply his trade at the University of Michigan for legendary bench boss and former Habs forward Red Berenson. It was there that the Canadiens’ No. 6 would learn the intricacies of the game that would…

P.K. Subban named a …
Posted 2 days ago

MONTREAL – P.K. Subban has been named a finalist for the NHL’s Foundation Player Award, which will be handed out at the NHL Awards next month in Las Vegas.

The Canadiens defenseman is one of three players in a position to secure the honor, along with Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames and Matt Martin of the New York Islanders.

Handed out for the first time in 1997-98, the NHL Foundation Player Award is presented annually to the player “who applies the core values of (ice) hockey—commitment, perseverance and teamwork—to enrich the lives of people in his community.” The winner will receive…

Back to his roots
Posted 3 days ago

MONTREAL – Marc Bergevin’s hockey career has taken him many places over the years, but Pointe-Saint-Charles will always be home.

On Monday afternoon, the Canadiens’ general manager made a point of giving back to the community in which he was born and now resides by teaming up with Share the Warmth as an ambassador in celebration of their 25th anniversary.

Share the Warmth – which was founded in 1989 – is a group that strives to fight hunger and poverty, while providing programs that help with youth development, education and employment training so young people can pursue their dreams and reach their…

Canadiens will draft…
Posted 5 days ago

MONTREAL – After several weeks of waiting, the Canadiens will officially maintain hold of the ninth overall selection at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

In a new twist, for the first time since the draft lottery system was introduced in 1995, each of this year’s top three picks were determined by means of the lottery.

With their odds at winning a lottery spot sitting below 6%, the Habs were fortunate to maintain hold of the ninth overall pick on Saturday night in Toronto at the much anticipated event that fans had been looking forward to since the end of the regular…

Things might not cha…
Posted 5 days ago

MONTREAL – For Canadiens fans, the wait is finally over. The 2016 NHL Draft Lottery will be held on Saturday night.

It’s the first time in four years that the Canadiens aren’t taking part in the NHL’s second season and people aren’t flying their car flags around town. While the 2016-17 season might still be five long months away, the first step towards a new NHL campaign will take place in Toronto as a lottery machine will help to determine the order of selection for the upcoming draft scheduled for June 24 and 25 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

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