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Charles Hudon called up by Canadiens

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The top prospect will get his first taste of the NHL

St. John’s IceCaps/Colin Peddle

Tuesday afternoon the Montreal Canadiens called-up Charles Hudon from the St. John's IceCaps.

This is Charles Hudon's first NHL call-up, after being drafted in the fifth round in 2012, 122nd overall.

Hudon has been tearing up the AHL thus far in his professional career, and is considered one of Montreal's top prospects. In his rookie campaign last season with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Hudon made the AHL All-Rookie Team and represented his team at the All-Star game. He was also second in the league for rookie scoring with 57 points (19 goals, 38 assists) in 75 games. This season he's looking at surpassing those stats, putting up 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 24 games, good enough for 12th in league scoring.

He has been consistently successful at every level he's played, winning QMJHL Rookie of the Year for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens in 2010-11.

The extra roster spot became available when Alexander Semin cleared waivers earlier in the day.

Charles Hudon will join fellow IceCaps Sven Andrighetto, Christian Thomas, Daniel Carr, and Dustin Tokarski on the Montreal Canadiens roster. He is probably not expected to play against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, but might see action during this week's back-to-back games. As injured players start to return to the Habs line-up (Torrey Mitchell, Devante Smith-Pelly, Brendan Gallagher), it will be interesting to follow the resulting roster shuffle.