The Canadiens invite a Quebec goalie to their development camp

Published August 10, 2021 at 8:07

The organization continued to add Quebec names to its roster on Monday. According to the Halifax MooseHeads organization on their Twitter account, goaltender Alexis Gravel has been invited to the Montreal Canadiens' development camp

The Chicago Blackhawks' sixth-round pick in the 2018 NHL draft became a free agent when the organization that drafted him did not give him a contract to enter the league. In 20 games with Halifax last season, the Asbetos native compiled a 7-8-4 record, allowed a 3.90 goals-against average and posted a .887 save percentage.

The 21-year-old is one of the few right-handed goalies of his generation. At 6-foot-3 and 219 pounds, he is very imposing in front of the net. It would be surprising to see him in Laval next season when Cayden Primeau, Kevin Poulin and Michael McNiven will certainly be Jean-François Houle's trusted goaltenders. However, he could go to the Trois-Rivières Lions, the Montreal Canadiens' training club in the ECHL, which has not yet signed a goalie.

It will be interesting to see the progression of the young man from Asbestos during this camp. If he gets an invitation to the CH's main camp or an agreement with Trois-Rivières, he could gain experience in professional field hockey and develop himself in order to eventually blow the Rocket's goalies away!
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The Canadiens invite a Quebec goalie to their development camp

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