Canadiens’ 2018 rookie camp – The Montreal Canadiens announced today that 30 players will participate in the team’s rookie camp, from September 6-12. The Canadiens and the Laval Rocket will host this year’s annual Rookie Showdown, from September 7-9 at Place Bell, in Laval.
The Canadiens’ 2018 rookie camp Showdown will feature prospects from three NHL clubs; the Montreal Canadiens, the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Each team will play two games.
Among the 30 players to participate in the Canadiens’ 2018 rookie camp, 18 are forwards, nine are defensemen, and three are goaltenders. Some 14 players at camp are Canadiens draft selections, including five players from the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The list also includes 10 free agents, and six invited players. As well, 25 of the 30 players invited to camp also took part in the Canadiens’ development camp in June.
The Laval Rocket coaching staff led by head coach Joël Bouchard, along with assistant coaches Daniel Jacob, Alex Burrows and Marco Marciano will handle coaching responsibilities for games and practices.
Schedule – Canadiens’ Rookie Camp / 2018 Showdown
|Thursday, September 6:||1 p.m.||Practice||(Bell Sports Complex)|
|Friday, September 7:||10 a.m.||Practice||(Bell Sports Complex)|
|7 p.m.||Game MTL vs OTT||(Place Bell)|
|Saturday, September 8:||12 p.m.||Practice||(Bell Sports Complex)|
|3 p.m.||Game OTT vs TOR||(Place Bell)|
|Sunday, September 9:||3 p.m.||Game MTL vs TOR||(Place Bell)|
|Monday, September 10:||Canadiens’ Golf Tournament||(Laval-sur-le-Lac)|
|Tuesday, September 11:||Day Off|
|Wednesday, September 12:||2 p.m. Practice||(Bell Sports Complex)|
Annual golf tournament – The Canadiens will hold their annual golf tournament to benefit the Montreal Canadiens’ Children’s Foundation on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Club de golf Laval-sur-le-Lac (150, Les Peupliers, Laval-sur-le-Lac). Media availability with players and management will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Main training camp – The Canadiens’ main training camp will begin on Thursday, September 13, with players reporting for medicals and physical evaluations at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Training camp will run until Sunday, September 30. The Canadiens will play a total of seven preseason games, as well as the Canadian Tire intra-squad game at the Bell Centre on September 16.