– Omar White

Hockey is officially back for the Montreal Canadiens. And In many respects, the rookie camp may be more exciting than the team’s main camp. It’s going to be interesting to see how newcomers Max Domi, Joel Armia, and Matthew Peca to name a few work their way into the roster. Additionally, the internal competition for that fourth line centre role or even spots along the blueline will be a fun thing to track.

But the Montreal Canadiens are looking towards the future, and the future is at Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Trevor Timmins and the rest of the scouting staff has done an excellent job in adding to the team’s prospect pool which is now getting recognition from hockey minds around the league.

The 2018 NHL Draft was a solid one after the Habs walked away with 11 fast-skating skilled players. And the 2017 NHL Draft wasn’t a bad one either, especially with the number of defencemen they managed to pick up. Not to mention Cayden Primeau who is continuing to show the other 30 teams in the league how big of a mistake they made of passing up on him every single time.

There are also some older prospects kicking around who need to show they have what it takes to stick within the organization.

That’s what makes this year’s rookie camp a must-watch for Habs fans, the storylines. There are a number of them, and some of which may affect what happens on the Montreal Canadiens main roster for the upcoming season.