Wednesday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin will be given a chance to play centre

In today’s links, Claude Julien says Drouin has a shot at centre, Phillip Danault wants to stay in the top six, and Max Pacioretty speaks at his charity tournament.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien says that Jonathan Drouin will have a chance at centre. [Jonathan Bernier]/
  • Carey Price is the top rated goaltender in NHL 18, with Shea Weber and Max Pacioretty among the top 10 at their respective positions. []
  • Max Pacioretty’s Captain’s Tournament raised over $257,000! [Luc Gelinas]/
  • Pacioretty took the time to speak with the media about Jonathan Drouin. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Drouin and the Canadiens captain spent a lot of time this offseason, and the pair hope that continues on the ice as well. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Phillip Danault is determined to prove his time in the top 6 last year wasn’t a fluke. [Montreal Canadiens]/
  • Antoine Roussel of the Dallas Stars says that it’s a mistake not to give Boisbriand training partner Charles Hudon a shot at the NHL. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Jeremy Gregoire spent his offseason training in Laval. []/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Danis Zaripov has been granted free agent status by the NHL despite being banned for doping by the KHL and IIHF. [SB Nation]
  • The Air Canada Centre will be the Scotiabank Arena next season. [Sportsnet]
  • Djurgården IF welcomes Rene Bourque to Stockholm. [Djurgården Hockey]/
  • The Vancouver Canucks have signed Ryan White to a PTO. [Vancouver Canucks]
  • Jared Cowen will be going to Denver on a PTO. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Former New York Rangers playoff hero Tanner Glass has been invited to Calgary Flames’ camp on a PTO. [Rick Dhaliwal]
  • Dallas Stars fans are pitching in to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. [Defending Big D]
  • Filipino hockey has come a long way from a misty shopping mall rink and players inspired by The Mighty Ducks movie. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Passionate about women’s hockey? The Ice Garden is looking for new members of their team! [The Ice Garden]/

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