Maurice and Henri Richard. Frank and Peter Mahovlich. Larry and Moe Robinson. Stéphane and Patrick Lebeau.
And now, Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn.
Canadiens make a late-afternoon announcement:
MONTREAL – The Canadiens announced Wednesday that forward Sergei Kostitsyn has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Third-leading scorer among AHL rookies, Kostitsyn leads the Bulldogs with 22 points (6 goals, 16 assists) in as many games (22), with a plus-2 rating, 18 penalty minutes and a .180 shooting percentage.
A seventh round pick by the Canadiens in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kostitsyn tallied 131 points (40 goals, 91 assist) in 59 games with the OHL London Knights in 2006-07.
Kostitsyn will join the Canadiens in Philadelphia for Thursday’s game against the Flyers.
Colleague Pat Hickey saw the London Knights during the OHL playoffs last spring. London coach Dale Hunter, who had a long and fruitful career (ask any Canadiens fan) in the league, said of his three star players – Patrick Kane, Sam Gagner and Kostitsyn – the Belarussian was the most NHL-ready.
Kane, the number one choice in this year’s draft, is starring in Chicago.
Gagner, another first-rounder, is having a good year in Edmonton.
And now it’s Kostitsyn’s turn to show what he can do at this level.