Canadiens hold afternoon practice


The Canadiens chartered to Edmonton after Tuesday’s 5-4 loss to the Flames in Calgary.
They held a Wednesday afternoon practice at Rexall Place.
Scott Gomez and Aaron Palushaj were back, and Louis Leblanc and Andres Engqvist were dispatched to Hamilton.
The Canadiens have signed Patrick Holland to a pro contract.

The club announcement:

In 66 games with the WHL’s Tri-City Americans, Holland ranks sixth in the league and third on the
Americans with 101 points (24 goals and 77 assists). He ranks first in the WHL in assists (77) and tied for
second in the league in shorthanded assists (5). The 6’00’’ and 175 lbs right winger displays a +37
plus/minus differential and served 44 penalty minutes.

A native of Lethbridge, Alberta, Holland, 20, has recorded 199 points (62 goals and 137 assists) in 197
games since his junior debut with Tri-City in 2008-09. He was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the seventh
round, 193rd overall at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Holland was acquired from the Flames last January 12 with
Rene Bourque and a second round draft pick in 2013, in return for Michael Cammalleri, Karri Ramo and a fifth
round draft pick in 2012.

In other news, Joffrey Lupul suffered a shoulder separation against the Bruins and is out of the Toronto lineup for four weeks.

Say goodnight, (the other) Randy.

The videos begin on a whimsical note.

Leaving the ice surface at Rexall Place after a spirited practice, Randy Cunneyworth and his players signed the jersey of a kid at the Zamboni entrance.

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