A young forward suddenly leaves the Montreal Canadiens organization

Elias Adaime
July 10, 2024  (2:38 PM)

Photo of Riley McKay
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A young forward has indeed officially left the Montreal Canadiens organization.

The Laval Rocket have just announced that forward Riley McKay will not be returning to the organization, as he has just signed a one-year deal with the Vegas Golden Knights organization.
«Thank you Riley for the last two seasons in Laval. Good luck in Henderson!»

- Laval Rocket

Riley McKay leaves the Montreal Canadiens organization and joins the Vegas Golden Knights

And the official announcement of the signing:
«Welcome to Henderson, Riley and Braeden!

We have signed Riley McKay and Braeden Bowman to AHL contracts for the 2024-25 season!»

- Henderson Silver Knights

He was one of the toughest players in the organization, a true enforcer, and he is the second similar player to leave Montreal.
He will be greatly appreciated by the young players in the Golden Knights organization.
John Parker-Jones and Riley McKay are thus leaving the Montreal Canadiens' ranks, two players who never hesitated to drop the gloves to defend their young teammates.
McKay, 25 years old, is a 6-foot, 203-pound forward who accumulated 123 penalty minutes in 2016-17 in the WHL, 152 penalty minutes in 2017-18 in the WHL, 149 penalty minutes in 2018-19, and 93 penalty minutes in 2019-20 in the same league. (87 points in total)
With the Laval Rocket, he tallied 10 points and 148 penalty minutes last season, as well as 7 points and 118 penalty minutes in 2022-23. (in 69 total games)
Yes, he will be very appreciated by his teammates in Nevada.
Details to follow.
Credit: GoNordiques
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