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Friday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher excited to represent Team Canada again

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Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including a look at Brendan Gallagher's opportunity at the Worlds, the future of Philip Danault, and the rise of Artturi Lehkonen.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The opportunity to play for Team Canada isn't one that  comes often, but it is one that Brendan Gallagher has worked very hard to earn. [Canadiens.com]
  • It will not, however, be Gallagher's first time representing his country. In fact, Gallagher is one of many World Junior team alumni named to this year's Team Canada roster. [Hockey Canada]
  • Philip Danault seemed to be a target Marc Bergevin had had his eyes on when he acquired the forward from Chicago at the trade deadline. Now, just one of many bottom-six forwards, could Danault's stay in Montreal be limited? [Habs World]
  • Artturi Lehkonen has been rapidly gaining recognition for his impressive play in the Swedish Hockey League, and is included by Hockey's Future as one of the top NHL-drafted prospects in the league. [HF]
  • Gallagher isn't the only one looking forward to the World Championships, as Martin Reway gets set to represent Slovakia:



Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL will reportedly donate $100,000 to relief efforts in the wake of the disastrous wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta this week. [Twitter]
  • With the draft order now determined and the Winnipeg Jets being among the big winners of the lottery, Jets fans have great reason to be excited about the potential of Patrik Laine. [AIH]
  • The ageless wonder that is Jaromir Jagr has decided to return to play another season in the NHL, signing a one-year extension with the Florida Panthers. [LBC]
  • Many have proposed the Arizona Coyotes should make a trade with the Maple Leafs to acquire home-town kid Auston Matthews at number one overall. Maybe it's time the Ekman-Larrson-to-Toronto proposals stop. [FFH]
  • More on the Coyotes, the team has named 26-year-old John Chayka as general manager, making him the youngest GM in NHL history. [FFH]
  • This season's Jack Adams finalists have been announced:
  • The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation took a big step forward with it's national women's team, announcing Daniela Diaz as their first ever full-time head coach. [SHN]