The Habs' new comer has big ambitions with his new team

Jeff Drouin
January 16, 2022  (5:53 PM)

Rem Pitlick's sample size is far too small to form a definitive opinion about him.

He has only played one game with the Montreal Canadiens, but he has shown some interesting things in that short time. He skates well, has good hands and a rather underrated offensive flair, in my opinion.
After all, the 24-year-old forward still had 11 points in 20 games with the Wild, averaging just over nine minutes per game.
In Montreal, he may get a real chance to develop offensively. Dominique Ducharme seemed to like what he saw from his new soldier. He was used for almost 19 minutes against the Blackhawks, the second most used forward after Nick Suzuki.
"He skates well, he makes good plays with the puck. He's pretty smart. We want to give him a chance and see what we have on hand," said Dominique Ducharme.
The new kid is really happy to be "back home" as a native of Ottawa. He embraces this opportunity.
"I was born in Ottawa and have dual citizenship. I'm grateful to be coming home in a way."
He even hopes to become a valuable asset to the Habs' offense, being used on the wing of Christian Dvorak and Jonathan Drouin. He is very aware of the style of player he is and he plans to use his strengths to become an offensive and versatile weapon for the Habs.
"I want to be an offensive player. I skate well, I'm a smart player who has the skills to score and that's what I want to show. I also need to be responsible all over the ice and not be a liability defensively."
With the Habs' lack of "punch" on offense this year, Pitlick's arrival will bring a little fresh air to the team. In a case like the Habs, it is necessary to experiment to see what the organization will do next
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