This has been a busy summer for Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges, who flew to Hawaii last month to wed Maggie Morrison in a storybook wedding.
“It was everything I hoped it would be, and more,” Gorges told The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs. “We wanted a small, intimate wedding and that’s exactly what it was, just closest of family and friends there (about 55 in all).
“When Maggie and I decided to go to Maui to be married, she took on all the work. I just kinda sat back and did whatever she told me to do that would help,” he added, laughing. “It wasn’t much. It was all Maggie.”
The newlyweds will be in Washington state in a few weeks for the wedding of goalie Carey Price and his fiancée, Angela Webber, who were at Gorges’s ceremony, and then will travel back to Montreal to fine-tune preparations for next month’s training camp.
Meanwhile, Alex Galchenyuk earned himself a little downtime this summer after his successful rookie season with the Canadiens.
“I took a trip to Miami to watch a Miami Heat playoff game, which was a lot of fun,” Galchenyuk told Canadiens.com during an appearance at the Habs’ hockey school in Brossard.
Earlier in the week, Connor McDavid, who is looking to become only the sixth 16-year-old to make Team Canada for the world junior tournament, was in Brossard for the national team’s summer evaluation camp.
“I would say my favourite Habs player is P.K. Subban,” McDavid said. “I know his younger brother, Jordan (a defenceman with the Belleville Bulls, who was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks this year), and I’ve been following P.K. when I got to know Jordan. Obviously, (P.K.’s) an unbelievable player and he had a great year this year winning the Norris (Trophy).”
McDavid added that he thinks the Canadiens have one of the nicer uniforms in the National Hockey League.
“I think they have great uniforms,” he said. “I would say they’re probably some of the better jerseys in the league, but my favourite is probably Detroit’s.”
When it was mentioned he’d look quite good wearing a Canadiens sweater, McDavid chuckled and said: “That would be something pretty special.”
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