1094115324079799 Draft Extravaganza | Canadiens Connection ep 199 - Canadiens Connection

Episode 199

Draft Extravaganza | Canadiens Connection ep 199

This Week’s Show

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Roster news - NHL released its 2022-23 regular season schedule for all 32 teams including the Canadiens. Montreal Canadiens announced the addition of four new team ambassadors: Guy Carbonneau, Vincent Damphousse, Patrice Brisebois and Chris Nilan. Canadiens selected forward Juraj Slafkovsky with the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. The Montreal Canadiens traded defenceman Alexander Romanov to the New York Islanders and acquired forward Kirby Dach from the Chicago Blackhawks.

Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket signed forward Danick Martel to a one-year, one-way AHL contract. Rocket signed forward Brandon Gignac to a two-year, one-way AHL contract. Annual development camp will be held from July 10 to 13th at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Hockey news and notes: Avalanche GM Joe Sakic named the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year. There were a number of NHL teams making transactions with Canadiens' connections.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Draft Extravaganza

After weeks of speculation, the debate is over, the mystery has been solved and the Montreal Canadiens have made their choice: Juraj Slafkovsky was selected as the first overall pick. Kent Hughes traded Alexander Romanov and pick No. 98 to the New York Islanders for pick No. 13. Hughes then traded picks 13 and 66 to the Chicago Blackhawks for Kirby Dach.

We will discuss all of the Canadiens picks and the events of the Draft weekend.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection via Rocket Sports Radio brings you news, expert analysis and informed commentary about the Montreal Canadiens and NHL hockey.

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Rick Stephens

Rick is the Founder and President of Rocket Sports. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for our publications and Director of Scouting. This followed a long, successful career in academia. These days, you’ll find him where he is most comfortable, in a press box arena or sharing his insights from behind a microphone.
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Amy Johnson

From Draft Day to winning a championship, Amy is a credentialed professional hockey reporter at the junior, national, NCAA, IIHF, ECHL, AHL, and NHL levels.

She has extensive experience writing game recaps, interviewing players, coaches, scouts, and management, recording live social media hits, and analyzing the game, in addition to providing original still photography of game action. You can view her work at AHLReport.com.
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Chris G.

Chris G is a Senior writer for AllHabs.net and AHLReport.com covering Montreal Canadiens and Laval Rocket.

Chris is also a regular contributor to the Canadiens Connection podcast. Previously hosted 250+ episodes of the Habs360 podcast.



Habs Notepad published weekly on Mondays during Habs season and contributor to the Canadiens Connection podcast. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisHabs360
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Michael Spinella

Michael was born and raised in Ottawa but, has settled in Montreal as a young professional. He grew up a Sens fan, but now enjoys watching all NHL teams and following prospects throughout their development. Michael has experience in Podcasting, Photography and Audio Production, which he uses to share his excitement and joy of the game.