Camp set to open on September 19
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that 23 prospects will participate in the team’s rookie camp from September 15-18 at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens’ main training camp will start on September 19 at the Bell Centre.
All 23 players will be participating in on-ice sessions at the Bell Centre, from September 15-17, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. On September 18, physical testings will be performed on-ice, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Players will also participate in daily off-ice conditioning sessions. 12 of the 23 players at camp are Canadiens’ draft selections. 17 of the 23 players also participated in the Canadiens’ development camp last July.
Following is the list of players attending the 2008 Canadiens rookie camp. Players will be available to the media daily following on-ice practice sessions.
BEAUREGARD, Thomas RW AHL Contract
CARLE, Mathieu D 2006, 53rd Hamilton (AHL)
DESHARNAIS, David C AHL Contract
DESJARDINS, Cédrick G Free agent
FORTIER, Olivier C 2007, 65th
KRISTO, Danny RW 2008, 56th
LATENDRESSE, Olivier C Transaction (PHX) San Antonio (AHL)
MARTIN, Conrad D AHL Contract Hamilton (AHL)
MAYER, Robert G Try-Out Saint John (LHJMQ)
MISSIAEN, Jason G 2008, 116th
MONAHAN, Alexandre LW Try-Out
PACIORETTY, Max LW 2007, 22nd
RIOPEL, Nicola G Try-Out
RUSSELL, Ryan C Transaction (NYR)
STEJSKAL, Joe D 2007, 133rd
SUBBAN, P.K. D 2007, 43rd
TROTTER, Brock C Free agent
VALENTENKO, Pavel D 2006, 139th Hamilton (AHL)
WEBER, Yannick D 2007, 73rd Kitchener (OHL)
WHITE, Ryan C 2006, 66th
WYMAN, James RW 2004, 100th
Canadiens’ Main Training Camp
The Canadiens’ main training camp will debut on Friday, September 19 as players report for medicals and physical exams at the Bell Centre. The training camp will run until Wednesday, October 8, and will include practice sessions open to the public at the Sportplexe 4-Glaces in Pierrefonds (Sept. 20-21) and a stay in Mont-Tremblant on October 2-3.