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Cole Caufield’s heart goes out to his former coach

Cole Caufield’s heart goes out to his former coach

Montreal Canadiens fans relish the gem that is Cole Caufield, but he wouldn’t be where he is today without his former coach Tony Granato.

Unfortunately, the latter is currently battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Caufield wanted to offer him all his support in this difficult ordeal.

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“I found out after the game [face aux Predators de Nashville dimanche]He announced this according to comments reported by Sportsnet journalist Eric Engels on Wednesday. I have no idea. “Obviously I sent him a message and there are no words, but it’s sad to see someone like him have to deal with this.”

The No. 22 also noted that the two people have always been very close, even if it has been more than two years since he was trained by Granato.

“He sends me a message as soon as I score or as soon as something good happens,” Caufield continued. We talk a lot and it’s mostly not about hockey. It’s good to have someone like that by your side. He is someone I count on and was very nice.

Two great years

As a reminder, Caufield played under Granato for two seasons with the University of Wisconsin Badgers, from 2019 to 2021. The talented winger scored 49 goals and made 39 assists for 88 points in 67 games.

The guy who made the red light shine seven times this season with the Habs also remembered how Granato made him grow, especially as a person.

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“The two years I spent with him were more about life; The Hokies weren’t 2nd but probably 1B. We had many conversations about being happy, loving what we do, and arriving on the field with a good attitude.

“I think the lessons were more about team building, and it took me a couple of years to realize that he was a mentor to me, a mental coach.”