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Montreal Gazette 11 hours ago

Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi loved Nick Suzuki's 'nasty' shootout move

Suzuki came down the right side, cut to the front and then casually flipped the puck on his forehand over the Sam Montembeault’s glove hand.
Eyes On The Prize Sep 17, 2019
Links: A Minty Fresh Start

Links: A Minty Fresh Start

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via A fresh new pre-season is underway, the Habs youngsters are looking to impress, Mitch Marner's thoughts on offersheets, Laine training in Europe, Robin Lehner continues to speak out about mental illness, and more in today's links Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Here's a minty fresh pump-up video for the new season! [Youtube] The Canadiens started off the preseason in style with a win over the New Jersey Devils. [Canadiens] For Jesperi Kotkaniemi and the up-and-commers on the Habs, there's a Finnish word that sums up their potential. [The...
Montreal Gazette Sep 13, 2019

Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi keeps smile, gains 10 pounds over summer

"Hopefully the guys don’t throw me in the corners that much this year," he says about added weight. "I think that’s going to help me.”
Eyes On The Prize Sep 13, 2019
Links: The new and improved Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Links: The new and improved Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ In today’s links, Kotkaniemi arrived at training camp bigger and stronger than ever, Artturi Lehkonen hopes that his dedication to his shot will pay off, and how one drug test in Slovakia changed Shea Theodore’s life. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Meet Jesperi Kotkaniemi, version 2.0. Bigger, stronger, mintier. [Montreal Canadiens] Artturi Lehkonen hopes that the offseason time invested in his shot will pay divideds. [Sportsnet] Where are the battleground spots in the Canadiens’ lineup? [The Athletic] Fitness is a priority for the Canadiens on...
Montreal Gazette Sep 10, 2019

Canadiens Notebook: Prospects can look up to Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Tomas Tatar in back-to-school mode as he wears Habs backpack to team's annual golf tournament, while former teammates praise Andrew Shaw.
Montreal Gazette Sep 9, 2019

Kotkaniemi serves as example for Canadiens' prospects, Julien says

"We're in a good situation because we have competition and that's healthy," Habs head coach says of training-camp roster battles.
Eyes On The Prize Sep 7, 2019
Grade Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s season

Grade Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s season

Photo by Johanna Lundberg/NHLI via From an unknown prospect, to the third overall selection, all the way to a 34-point rookie campaign, it was an eventful year for the young centreman. We knew fairly early on in the 2017-18 season that the Montreal Canadiens were going to be in a tough battle to make the post-season. Several months in, it became clear that the hopes were best shifted to the 2018 NHL Draft rather than the 2018 NHL Playoffs. In the end, they finished fourth from the bottom in the standings, which was bad news for the on-ice product, but great news heading into the draft...
Montreal Gazette Sep 6, 2019

Joël Bouchard looking to make Canadiens rookies feel comfortable

Laval Rocket coach will handle Habs' top prospects Ryan Poehling and Nick Suzuki the same as Jesperi Kotkaniemi at last year's rookie camp.
Eyes On The Prize Sep 5, 2019
Jesperi Kotkaniemi and the Contagious Attitude

Jesperi Kotkaniemi and the Contagious Attitude

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports It wasn’t just his skill and work ethic that made Kotkaniemi a big part of the team during his first NHL season. You can say you don’t get attached to players. That you’re a Montreal Canadiens supporter in general. A fan of the team. The game. The skill. But I’m willing to bet there isn’t one little piece of you that doesn’t smile when Brendan Gallagher flashes his evil grin on the ice. When Carey Price hugs a little boy who just lost his mother to cancer. Or when Max Domi gives a pep talk to a young boy who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes....
Eyes On The Prize Sep 4, 2019
Jesperi Kotkaniemi: A young player making his mark in the league

Jesperi Kotkaniemi: A young player making his mark in the league

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Having just turned 19, Kotkaniemi will still be one of the youngest players in the NHL this year. Jesperi Kotkaniemi had an interesting season for the Montreal Canadiens last year. The forward became the first player born in the year 2000 to play in a regular-season game, and he played in 79 of them, recording 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points. When the Finn was drafted, quite a few experts were expecting him to play a year or two more in Europe. Yet, his encouraging performance as the rookie camp went on last year put him on course to take a place in the...
Eyes On The Prize Sep 4, 2019
Links: How safe is Marc Bergevin’s job?

Links: How safe is Marc Bergevin’s job?

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via In today’s links, asking whether Marc Bergevin’s job is in any jeopardy after a relatively quiet summer, wondering whether Ryan Poehling and Nick Suzuki will make the big club, and looking back at Niklas Kronwall’s career. Montreal Canadiens news and notes How safe is Marc Bergevin’s job after a quiet summer? [The Hockey News (Video)] Can Ryan Poehling and Nick Suzuki crack the Canadiens lineup? [Montreal Gazette] An in-depth look at Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s excellent rookie season. [The Athletic] Jeff Petry takes on a printer in this version of...
Eyes On The Prize Sep 3, 2019
Links: Summer Sizzle

Links: Summer Sizzle

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports Tomas Tatar likes to try new things, Goal Caufield shines, Lehkonen and Kotkaniemi head back to MTL, Justin Williams “stepping away” from hockey, milestones, and more in today's links Montreal Canadiens News and Notes It may come as no surprise, but Tomas Tatar lives life with the same pizazz he brings to his goals. [Canadiens] Many of us may have been on vacation on Labor Day, but not Cole Caufield. [Twitter | The Ubyssey] Cole Caufield n'a pas pris congé pendant le week-end de la fête du Travail. @colecaufield has been putting in work on...
A Winning Habit Aug 29, 2019

Have The Montreal Canadiens Opened A Top Six Role For Jesperi Kotkaniemi?

The Montreal Canadiens turned a few heads when they selected Jesperi Kotkaniemi third overall in the 2018 NHL Draft. Have they cleared the way for the 19 year old to play a prominent role next season? The Montreal Canadiens passed on a few wingers with the third overall pick and decided to fill an organizational […] Have The Montreal Canadiens Opened A Top Six Role For Jesperi Kotkaniemi? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Aug 29, 2019
2019 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #2 Jesperi Kotkaniemi

2019 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #2 Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Photo by Johanna Lundberg/NHLI via Kotkaniemi enters his second NHL season in the second spot. A year ago at this time, no one imagined that Jesperi Kotkaniemi would spend the entire season at the NHL level. He ended up doing just that, and although he may have not had the stamina to last an entire NHL season, he should be expected to come out strong to avoid a sophomore slump. Birthplace: Pori, Finland Date of birth: July 6, 2000Drafted: 2018 (3rd overall)Shoots: LeftPosition: CentreHeight: 6’2”Weight: 187 lbs.Team: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) Kotkaniemi made his debut in a Canadiens...
A Winning Habit Aug 26, 2019

Montreal Canadiens: What can Karl Alzner do to boost his value?

The Montreal Canadiens trading Karl Alzner is going to be complicated even if he may want out and he’ll need to work hard to make himself more desirable. Training camp had a lot of shocking moments for the Montreal Canadiens. Max Domi getting suspended blew up and Jesperi Kotkaniemi making the team was a reassuring […] Montreal Canadiens: What can Karl Alzner do to boost his value? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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