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29 players to take part in the Canadiens Rookie Camp

Thursday, 03.09.2009 / 4:20 PM / News
PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL -- The Canadiens announced Thursday that 29 players will participate in the team’s rookie camp from September 7-11, at the Bell Sports Complex, in Brossard.

From Monday, September 7 to Thursday, September 10, players will take to the ice twice a day using both surfaces of the Bell Sports Complex; practice sessions divided by position in the morning (8:15 to 11:15 a.m.), and a full practice session from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. A an intersquad game is scheduled for Friday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m. Off-ice conditioning sessions will also take place every day.

Fifteen (15) of the 29 players at camp are Canadiens draft selections. The group includes first-round pick Max Pacioretty, as well as prospects P.K. Subban and Yannick Weber.  Twenty-three (23) of the 29 players also participated in the Canadiens’ 2009 development camp last July.

Players participating in the rookie camp will be available daily to the media following the afternoon practice session (17h30).

Canadiens' rookie camp roster

Annual Golf Tournament
The Canadiens will hold their annual golf tournament to benefit the Montreal Canadiens’ Children’s Foundation on Thursday, September 10 at the Club de golf Laval-sur-le-lac.

Main Training Camp
The Canadiens’ main training camp will debut on Saturday, September 12 as players report for medicals and physical exams at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.

The training camp will run until Wednesday, September 30, and will include a stay in the Toronto area (September 28-30), in preparation for the season opening against the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Center on October 1st.