Some more French-Canadian blood will be skating for the Montreal Canadiens soon enough, as the team has brought up Charles Hudon from the St. John’s IceCaps of the AHL. Hudon made his NHL debut last season for the Habs when he dressed for three games throughout the year.
Hudon was originally drafted by the Canadiens in the fifth round, but has done nothing but improve his stock since then. With two straight 50+ point seasons in the AHL and a point-per-game start this season, he’s proven that he can score at the minor league level. In his three games last season he chipped in two assists, and is an offensive force when he keeps his feet moving in the zone.
Using his speed and relentless forechecking skills he already has nine goals, and now will join a team that already has no trouble scoring. While it’s unclear where he’ll slot in, he also has incredible power play vision, and may see time on special teams as well.