Habs Down To 45 Players At Camp

By JD Lagrange – The Montreal Canadiens have announced having cut a total of 23 players from their main training camp. All are set to report to the Laval Rockets’ training camp, set to begin on Sunday.

I will spare you the long list of players cut as it’s on the Canadiens’ website. But the most notorious, and/or the ones who stood out the most are:

  • Gianni Fairbrother
  • Jan Mysak
  • Joël Teasdale
  • John Parker-Jones
  • Miguël Tourigny
  • William Trudeau
  • Brett Stapley

Then, they were 45

Starting for an original total of 74 players invited, this feels like the song “99 Bottles of Beer“, doesn’t it? But with the most recent cuts, it means that there are still 45 players remaining at the main camp. Including injured players, the breakdown is 27 forwards, 13 defensemen and five goaltenders (including Carey Price). They are, in alphabetical order:


Josh AndersonEvgenii DadonovRafaël Harvey-PinardAnthony Richard
Joel ArmiaJonathan DrouinEmil HeinemanNate Schnarr
Owen BeckChristian DvorakMike HoffmanXavier Simoneau
Alex BelzileJake EvansFilip MesarJuraj Slafkovsky
Cole CaufieldBrendan GallagherMichael PezzettaMitchell Stephens
Kirby DachBrandon GignacRem PitlickJesse Ylönen
INJUREDPaul ByronSean MonahanNick Suzuki


Justin BarronJordan HarrisMattias NorlinderChris Wideman
Madison BoweyOtto LeskinenDavid SavardArber Xhekaj
Kaiden GuhleMike MathesonCorey Schueneman
INJUREDJoel EdmundsonLogan Mailloux


Jake AllenSam MontembeaultKevin PoulinCayden Primeau

The Canadiens have lost their first three pre-season games, having used the bare minimum number of NHL players required by the league in each one of those games. They now have five games remaining in pre-season, which they will be playing in an eight day stretch. The regular season is set for October 12th, when Martin St-Louis’ troop will be hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre.

SAT, OCT. 17:00 PM ETOttawaCanadian Tire Centre
MON, OCT. 37:00 PM ETTorontoBell Centre
TUE, OCT. 47:00 PM ETOttawaBell Centre
THU, OCT. 65:30 PM ETOttawaSteele Community Centre (Gander, NL)
SAT, OCT. 86:00 PM ETOttawaJ.K. Irving Centre (Bouctouche, NB)

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