The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that 23 prospects will participate in the team’s rookie camp from September 15-18 at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens’ main training camp will start on September 19 at the Bell Centre.
All 23 players will be participating in on-ice sessions at the Bell Centre, from September 15-17, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. On September 18, physical testings will be performed on-ice, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Players will also participate in daily off-ice conditioning sessions. 12 of the 23 players at camp are Canadiens’ draft selections. 17 of the 23 players also participated in the Canadiens’ development camp last July.
Following is the list of players attending the 2008 Canadiens rookie camp. Players will be available to the media daily following on-ice practice sessions.
Player Position Drafted-Acquired 2007-08 Team
ANDERSON, Chad D Free agent Philadelphia (AHL)
BEAUREGARD, Thomas RW AHL Contract Cincinnati (ECHL)
CARLE, Mathieu D 2006, 53rd Hamilton (AHL)
DESHARNAIS, David C AHL Contract Cincinnati (ECHL), Hamilton (AHL)
DESJARDINS, Cédrick G Free agent Cincinnati (ECHL)
FORTIER, Olivier C 2007, 65th Rimouski (QMJHL)
KRISTO, Danny RW 2008, 56th USA Under-18 (USDP)
LATENDRESSE, Olivier C Transaction (PHX) San Antonio (AHL)
MARTIN, Conrad D AHL Contract Hamilton (AHL)
MAXWELL, Benjamin C 2006, 49th Kootenay (WHL)
MAYER, Robert G Try-Out Saint John (LHJMQ)
MISSIAEN, Jason G 2008, 116th Peterborough (OHL)
MONAHAN, Alexandre LW Try-Out Victoriaville (LHJMQ)
PACIORETTY, Max LW 2007, 22nd Michigan (CCHA)
RIOPEL, Nicola G Try-Out Moncton (QMJHL)
RUSSELL, Ryan C Transaction (NYR) Cincinnati
(ECHL), Hamilton (AHL)
STEJSKAL, Joe D 2007, 133rd Dartmouth (ECAC)
SUBBAN, P.K. D 2007, 43rd Belleville (OHL)
TROTTER, Brock C Free agent Denver
(WCHA), Hamilton (AHL)
VALENTENKO, Pavel D 2006, 139th Hamilton (AHL)
WEBER, Yannick D 2007, 73rd Kitchener (OHL)
WHITE, Ryan C 2006, 66th Calgary (WHL)
WYMAN, James RW 2004, 100th Dartmouth (ECAC)
Canadiens’ Main Training CampThe Canadiens’ main training camp will debut on Friday, September 19 as players report for medicals and physical exams at the Bell Centre. The training camp will run until Wednesday, October 8, and will include practice sessions open to the public at the Sportplexe 4-Glaces in Pierrefonds (Sept. 20-21) and a stay in Mont-Tremblant on October 2-3.