The Canadiens have just changed their lineup and it's major for Slafkovsky and Owen Beck

Published September 26, 2022 at 5:24 PM
BY JEFF DROUIN

The Montreal Canadiens' 2022 preseason schedule officially begins tonight when Martin St-Louis' team hosts the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. at the Bell Centre.

For the occasion, the organization has just released its lineup for tonight's duel, and there are several new trios.

This is major, especially for youngsters Juraj Slafkovsky and Owen Beck, both drafted in 2022, because they get nice promotions.

Beck now finds himself on the "first" trio, along with Cole Caufield and Mike Hoffman. The recent 33rd overall pick of the Tricolore is really impressing a lot of people right now, and he really deserves this opportunity. He will have a big role against the Devils.


"Very interesting to see Owen Beck get an opportunity to play with Cole Caufield and Mike Hoffman tonight.

Beck is smart, quick and his offensive transition game is impressive."

- Patrick Friolet, RDS

As for Slafkovsky, he'll be alongside Kirby Dach, so alongside who could very well be the CH's second center. If the two big forwards play well together, they could possibly stay on the same trio and start the season together. Keep an eye on them!

Here are Martin St-Louis' complete trios and duos:

Cole Caufield - Owen Beck - Mike Hoffman

Rem Pitlick - Kirby Dach - Juraj Slafkovsky

Rafaël Harvey-Pinard - Filip Mesar - Anthony Richard

Michael Pezzetta - Jan Mysak - Joshua Roy

Defense:

Mike Matheson - Justin Barron

Kaiden Guhle - Jordan Harris

Gianni Fairbrother - Mattias Norlinder

Goalies:

Jake Allen

Cayden Primeau

The game will be presented on RDS and 98.5 FM.


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The Canadiens have just changed their lineup and it's major for Slafkovsky and Owen Beck

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