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News and notes from day one of the Montreal Canadiens training camp

The Canadiens players reported to Brossard today for the official debut of the main training camp.

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With the pre-season just around the corner, the players won't have much time to sharpen their skills before they start facing NHL competition.

Here's all the news and notes from day one of the Montreal Canadiens training camp.

Greg Pateryn changed his number to 6. Hopefully he has better luck than the last two defenders who wore it.

The first day mostly involved medicals and physical training, including the infamous beep test.

Morgan Ellis and Alex Galchenyuk took part in the event together, with Galchenyuk being the first to quit. On that note, Galchenyuk looks massive, which lines up with his intense summer workout schedule.

Also, Marc Bergevin seems to be involved in a very intense game of Candy Crush.

Alexander Semin was also sporting his new number 13.

Speaking of new numbers, Zack Kassian will wear #8, Christian Thomas will have #20, Zachary Fucale picked #30, Sven Andrighetto went with #42, and Mark Barberio chose #45.

Everyone reported, except for Tom Gilbert, who's currently going through the flu.

Jeff Petry declared it was a "no brainer" to re-sign with the Canadiens, instead of exploring his options on the free agency market.

Tomas Fleischmann was treated to what I like to call the "Montreal Salute," which is essentially being surrounded by a horde of reporters. Keep in mind he's only attending camp on a professional tryout.

Fleischmann admitted he received a few other PTOs, but he had his eyes set on Montreal. He also discussed his future, and that he's adamant that he wants to play in the NHL, and not the AHL.

Jacob de la Rose, one of the rare forwards who doesn't have to clear waivers this season, is confident in his current situation. "It's up to me to show that I can play here."

That's about it from a rather quiet first day of camp. Although it was mentioned by owner Geoff Molson that it's important the next captain of the Canadiens knows how to speak some French.