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NHL: The Canadian will play his first preseason game against the Devils

NHL: The Canadian will play his first preseason game against the Devils

Catch the Canadians’ pre-season game against the Devils starting at 7pm this evening on RDS and RDS.ca.

Pre-match

No more intrasquad games, it’s time for the Canadian to move on to more serious matters this evening, when he’ll play his first preseason game against the New Jersey Devils at the Bell Center.

During this meet, newcomer Alex Newhook will get his first chance to prove himself at center, as he will lead the No. 1 unit flanked by Juraj Slafkovsky and Josh Anderson.

“I’ve enjoyed playing with them so far, they both add a lot to this line,” Newhook commented. They’re two big guys who can skate and play hard. “I think this complements my game well. We can be a very fast unit capable of creating attack, while limiting the opposing team’s chances. That’s exciting.”

“It’s a line with great speed, with skillful players, especially the wingers. Josh W Niue These are guys who have National League experience, so they’re there to help the young man out a little bit, that’s for sure. “In the simulation matches, I liked what I saw and I can’t wait to see how it will be against another team,” coach Martin St. Louis explained.

Newhook was acquired from the Colorado Avalanche during the offseason, and may be given a starting role early in the season given Christian Dvorak is out until November with a knee injury.

“We have good options and good options. I wouldn’t be surprised if we try that on the wing as well. “We’ll see,” St. Louis limited himself to talking about Newhook.

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One thing is certain, the main interested party says they are ready to face the challenge, whatever it may be.

“I’ve played as a midfielder a lot in the past and that’s probably my favorite position. But I’ve also played on the left and right wing. I can play everywhere, it’s one of my strengths. The coach can put me where he needs me to play. I’m comfortable no matter what.” The place where I play.”

On defense, CH’s No. 1 pick in the latest draft, David Reinbacher, will be paired with Kaiden Guhle, while Logan Mailloux will form a duo with Jordan Harris.

For Renbacher and Mylox, this will be the first exhibition match in front of their new fans as well.

“They were excellent [jusqu’ici dans le camp d’entraînement] We can see their potential. Now they have the opportunity to experience their first game. It’s exciting and it should be. They are two big men who have similarities, but are still different. I can’t wait to see them in action. »

In front of the net, Samuel Montembault and Jacob Dubis will be the goalies in uniform and will share minutes in Montreal’s semicircle.

Here is the formation for this duel:

Slavkovsky-Newhawk-Anderson
Pizzetta-Stevens-Farrell
Roy Beck Ylonen
Simono Condotta Legari

Juhle Reinbacher
Harris Maylux
Shikag Baron

Montembault
Dobbs

Half demons

The Devils will also begin their preseason schedule this evening. Only part of the team made the trip to Montreal where the club would simultaneously host the Philadelphia Flyers at home.

Forward Jack Hughes will be in a Devils uniform, as will defenseman Simon Nemec. Head coach Lindy Ruff also indicated that Akira Schmid would automatically score on the net in the first two periods. Travis Green, Sergey Brilin and Kevin Dineen will be the coaches behind the bench.

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Here are the Devils players who will wear the uniform:

attackers

Graeme Clark
Kyle Criscolo
Justin Dowling
Nolan Foote
Joseph Gambardella
Jack Hughes
Curtis Lazar
Dawson Mercer
Thomas Nozick
Chris Tierney
Tyler Toffelli
Max Wellman

Defenders

John Marino
Colin Miller
Simon Nemec
Jonas Siegenthaler
Tobias Vilin
Michael Vukojevic

Guardians

Keith Kincaid
Akira Schmid

This will be the first of six pre-season games for the Habs, who will host the Ottawa Senators on Friday, before playing three games in four nights against the Toronto Maple Leafs starting on Friday. The team will conclude its preseason schedule on Saturday, October 7 against the Senators.