The Canadiens announced on Thursday that they have invited 50 players to their development camp to be held July 7-11 at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.
Five of the six players selected at this year’s NHL draft will be in attendance, including first-round pick Nikita Scherbak (photo above). Twenty of the players invited to the camp are prospects who have been drafted by the Habs.
The first on-ice sessions will be on Monday, July 7, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on both ice surfaces in Brossard. Practices will be held in the morning for the remainder of the week, followed by scrimmages at the end of the day.
All practices will be open to the public.
Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin also announced on Thursday that he has signed forward T.J. Hensick to a one-year AHL contract with the Hamilton Bulldogs. The 28-year-old, who is 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, split last season between the AHL’s Hartford Wolfpack and MODO in the Swedish league. In 42 games with Hartford, he posted 11-23-34 totals.