Habs Daily Recap: St. Patrick’s Day

Photo: Martin Chevalier, QMI AGENCY

Photo: Martin Chevalier, QMI AGENCY

Sunday was not a very busy day when it came to the Canadiens. They had the day off from training and will resume Monday at 11am ET in Brossard. In fact, some of the Habs players went to the Rihanna concert Sunday night. Also, Ryan White celebrates his birthday on top of St. Paddy’s; he is now 25 years old.

The Canadiens announced that they have signed prospect Darren Dietz to a three-year entry-level deal. The defenceman will appear in the WHL playoffs as well as the Memorial Cup as the Saskatoon Blades are hosting the tournament. Dietz has been on fire after the Blades had a rocky start. The 20 year old has put up 58 points, a new career high, in 72 games and 24 of those were goals. Not too bad for a defenceman.

Per Jim Parker, prospect Brady Vail will join the Hamilton Bulldogs on Tuesday. His OHL season has ended as Windsor did not make the playoffs. Regardless of Windsor not finishing in a spot to enter the playoffs, Vail hit a new career high in points (55) in 68 games played.

From HabsWorld.net, Alex Galchenyuk last played in the OHL in mid-December but still finished tied for 40th in league points and first in points per game.

The Bulldogs released Tyler Murovich from his professional try-out. He had just 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist) in 18 games. Not much of an impact and with Vail’s season done, it was time to create room.

Must Read: Mitch’s new weekly prospect update.

Prospect Update:

  • Collberg remained even against Luleå HF
  • Klubertanz put up two assists
  • Didier was a -2 and had 2PIM
  • Kristo recorded an assist and a +3 rating
  • MacMillan had a +1 rating
  • Schultz did not tally any points against Utah
  • Vail registered a -1 rating in a 4-0 loss


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