The defenceman brought one set of neutral-zone rules with him from Winnipeg, and spent the 2020-21 season unlearning all of it.
The second-year pro showed improvement in 2019-20.
In his first professional season, the goaltender rose up the depth chart.
The young defenceman took strides under Joël Bouchard.
The 23-year-old made strides for the Rocket in his debut season.
Acquired in a deal in January, Dauphin found a new home quickly in Laval.
These players didn’t have NHL contracts, but had major roles on the Canadiens’ AHL team.
The pillar on defence for the Rocket was more than just an on-ice leader for Laval again this year.
The goaltender found himself sharing the net in both Laval and Montreal.
Steady and reliable was the name of the game for the Swedish defender, but will it get him to the NHL level?
Injuries cut down what looked like another career year for the veteran forward.
The team has been trying to find the right veteran to lead the Rocket up front.
It wasn’t the season many expected, but it laid the groundwork for the forward to build on.
A short stint provided a solid base for the young defender to grow on.
The hockey journeyman contributed seven points in 27 American Hockey League games in 2019-20
In a "prove it" year, Hudon did just that.
The Canadiens’ free agent signing was unable to provide sufficient help for the Habs and Rocket.
The centre brought everything to the table, and will look to stick in the NHL.
It has been a road of twists and turns, but the young defenceman is finally back on the right track.
Laval was aiming for both stability and increased production in its second season. Ouellet provided both.
After a strong rookie year, Evans battled his way through an early sophomore slump.
Playing for four teams didn’t stop McNiven from showing he’s a legitimate option between the pipes
It may not have been an easy sophomore season, but it was an important one for the young Finn.
The season didn’t end the way he wanted, but the coach has set the team — and organization — up for future success.
In his final season of development in Russia, the defenceman rounded out his game ahead of his arrival in the NHL.
Despite an injury and shortened season, the defender still had a pretty impressive year.
There’s still work to be done in the AHL, but the Finnish winger brings a strong base of talent to North America.
The goaltender had some quality games, but a large number of poor outings as well.
The over-ager did well in the VHL, but never gained a foothold during the 30 games in Russia’s top league.