Habs 2019-2020 Pre-Season Key Dates

Finally! In just a few days, the Montreal Canadiens will dust off the cobwebs and get back into action after a long, long wait. It all starts with the annual rookie camp, which includes this year a rookie tournament. It is followed by the team’s annual golf tournament before the regular players get into action with the main training camp, including exhibition games.

Rookie Camp / Tournament

Here is the schedule for the rookies:

THU. Sept. 53:00 pmPracticeBell Sports Complex
FRI. Sept. 610:00 amPracticeBell Sports Complex
SAT. Sept. 711:15 amPracticeCAA Arena, Belleville
7:00 pmGame OTT vs HabsCAA Arena, Belleville
SUN. Sept. 811:15 amPracticeCAA Arena, Belleville
7:00 pmGame Habs vs WIN
MON. Sept. 9Annual Golf TournamentLaval-sur-le-Lac
TUE. Sept. 101:00 pmGame vs. U-Sports teamBell Sports Complex

How is invited, do you ask? Here’s the list released by the team:

Main Training Camp

The Canadiens will hold their annual golf tournament to benefit the Montreal Canadiens’ Children’s Foundation on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Club de golf Laval-sur-le-Lac. Media availability with players and management will start at 9:00 am.

The team’s main training camp will begin on Thursday, September 12, with players reporting for medicals and physical evaluations at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Training camp will run until Saturday, September 28. The Canadiens will play a total of seven preseason games, including the Kraft Hockeyville Canada game against the Florida Panthers on September 18, in Bathurst, New Brunswick. The Canadiens will also present their annual Intrasquad Scrimmage at the Bell Centre on September 15.

Let’s not forget that the team announce the Max Pacioretty trade on the morning of the golf tournament last season and as we’ve discussed before, Marc Bergevin could very well be waiting to pounce as other teams are trying to get under the salary cap. What will the roster look like? Your guess is just as good as mine.

Here’s the pre-season schedule for this fall:

The regular season will officially start in Carolina on Thursday, October 3rd and the Canadiens’ first home game will follow on Saturday, October 5th when they receive the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The wait is finally almost over! It’s time to get excited again as soon enough, we will be able to once again cheer on the most successful franchise in the NHL! Go Habs Go!

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