Lukas Vejdemo skates during a scrimmage at Canadiens development camp at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (Peter McCabe / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Lukas Vejdemo’s priorities: making senior team, world juniors and the Canadiens

Pat Hickey Montreal Gazette Lukas Vejdemo’s goal is to play in the National Hockey League, but the 19-year-old from Sweden is taking his development one step at a time. He’s under contract to Djugarden in the Swedish League for two […]

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First-round pick Noah Juulsen takes part in the Montreal Canadiens' development camp at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Dario Ayala / Montreal Gazette)

First-round pick Noah Juulsen soaks up hockey knowledge at Habs camp

Dave Stubbs Montreal Gazette   It took Noah Juulsen a few days to come down out of the clouds and realize that yes, indeed, he was a member of the Canadiens

St. John's IceCaps coach Sylvain Lefebvre, left, will have NIck Carrière as one of his assistant coaches next season.    (John Mahoney/THE GAZETTE)

Nick Carrière joins head coach Lefebvre on IceCaps staff

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced the appointment of Nick Carrière as an assistant coach with the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League, the Canadiens' top farm team. Carrière,

of the Union College Dutchmen  of the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championship Game at Wells Fargo Center on April 12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Union College Dutchmen defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-4 to win the national title.

Canadiens prospect Carr draws comparisons to Gallagher

Pat Hickey Montreal Gazette There must be something in the water in Edmonton because Daniel Carr plays hockey with the same determination as fellow Edmontonian Brendan Gallagher. Carr, who was signed

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Scherbak, McCarron take spotlight at Canadiens development camp

PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE Does Nikita Scherbak have a shot at being in the Canadiens’ lineup when they open the 2015-16 season on Oct. 7 in Toronto? How about Michael McCarron? Last

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Prust shocked by trade, excited about future

DAVE STUBBS MONTREAL GAZETTE Brandon Prust was lying on a bed in Rome around 8 p.m. local time on July 1, an eye on Twitter to follow the comings and

Montreal Canadiens right wing Brandon Prust (8) exchanges blows with Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Sunday, March 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Habs GM Bergevin made a good move getting Kassian for Prust

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Being a general manager in the National Hockey League is not an easy job, especially in a salary-cap world. GMs are forced to make tough decisions and

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin answers questions during a press conference at Bell Sports Complex on July 2, 2015 in Brossard. (Marie-France Coallier / THE GAZETTE)

New Canadien Zack Kassian a youngster with upside, GM Bergevin says

Pat Hickey The Gazette   The question of character was front and centre as Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin discussed his decision to trade Brandon Prust for Zack Kassian. Kassian is younger

Canadiens' Christian Thomas, left, celebrates his second-period goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates Greg Pateryn and Nick Sorkin during preseason game in Montreal in September. (John Mahoney  / THE GAZETTE)

Habs, forward Thomas agree on two-way contract

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Thursday morning that forward Christian Thomas has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with the team. Thomas, 23, played 18 games with the

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Canadiens acquire Zack Kassian and draft pick from Canucks in exchange for Brandon Prust

Maripier Morin, Brandon Prust's new fiancée, has seen her biggest fear come true. Morin, a French TV personality in Quebec, became engaged to the hockey player last month