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Montreal Canadiens announce rookie camp roster

28 players named to the roster.

Cayden Primeau will make his competitive debut for the Canadiens
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The Montreal Canadiens announced the schedule and roster for their annual rookie camp, which will include the Rookie Showcase in Belleville featuring players from the Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets.

The rookie training camp kicks off September 5th in Brossard, and then the team leaves for Belleville.

They play two games, on September 7th against the Senators and September 8th against the Jets. The team then returns to Brossard to continue with the training camp that will run until September 10th.

On September 10th, the rookie team will play a Quebec U-Sports all-star team composed of players from Concordia, Trois-Rivières, and McGill.

28 players have been invited to participate at the rookie training camp, including eight players on tryouts.

Goaltenders (2)

  • Cayden Primeau, 2017 seventh-round draft pick, Laval Rocket (AHL)
  • Alexis Shank, undrafted tryout, Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)

Defencemen (8)

  • Josh Brook, 2017 second-round draft pick, Laval Rocket (AHL)
  • Gianni Fairbrother, 2019 third-round draft pick, Everett Silvertips (WHL)
  • Cale Fleury, 2017 third-round draft pick, Laval Rocket (AHL)
  • Jacob Leguerrier, 2019 fifth-round draft pick, SOO Greyhounds (OHL)
  • Otto Leskinen, 2019 undrafted free agent signing, KalPa (Liiga)
  • Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin, Professional tryout, Wichita Thunder (ECHL)
  • Dylan Plouffe, undrafted tryout, Vancouver Giants (WHL)
  • Jack York, undrafted tryout, Barrie Colts (OHL)

Forwards (18)

  • Morgan Adams-Moisan, 2018 undrafted AHL free agent, Maine Mariners (ECHL)
  • Alexandre Alain, 2018 undrafted free agent signing, Laval Rocket (AHL)
  • Joe Cox, undrafted AHL free agent, Florida (ECHL)/Laval Rocket (AHL)
  • Jake Evans, 2014 seventh-round draft pick, Laval Rocket (AHL)
  • Cole Fonstad, 2018 fifth-round draft pick, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
  • Nicolas Guay, undrafted tryout, Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
  • Rafael Harvey-Pinard, 2019 seventh-round draft pick, Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
  • Liam Hawel, undrafted tryout, Guelph Storm (OHL)
  • Cameron Hillis, 2018 third-round draft pick, Guelph Storm (OHL)
  • Samuel Houde, 2018 fifth-round draft pick, Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
  • Vincent Marleau, undrafted tryout, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
  • Allan McShane, 2018 fourth-round draft pick, Oshawa Generals (OHL)
  • Michael Pezzetta, 2016 sixth-round draft pick, Laval Rocket (AHL)
  • Ryan Poehling, 2017 first-round draft pick, St. Cloud State University (NCAA)
  • Matthew Struthers, undrafted tryout, North Bay Battalion (OHL) / Laval Rocket (AHL)
  • Nick Suzuki, 2018 trade acquisition, Guelph Storm (OHL)
  • Joel Teasdale, 2018 undrafted free agent signing, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)**
  • Hayden Verbeek, 2018 undrafted free agent signing, Laval Rocket (AHL)

** - injured