With Charles Hudon’s time in Montreal likely finished after signing in Switzerland, here’s a look at four former Montreal Canadiens now producing in Europe.
It’s been a rocky past few seasons for Charles Hudon and the Montreal Canadiens.
The former fifth round pick of the team in 2012 went from being an afterthought for the team, to a key part of their AHL roster, to a legitimate prospect for the team, back to an afterthought.
Despite the glimpses of potential at the NHL level, and reputation as one of the AHL’s most consistent players, Hudon has finally taken his talents overseas after months of speculation and rumors regarding his future.
Following a 30-point rookie season with the Habs in a dreadful 2017-18 season overall, Hudon struggled to find a role on the Canadiens roster with a lack of offensive and defensive production. Now playing for Lausanne HC of the Swiss-A League, Hudon has got off on the right foot, recording four points in two games, playing alongside fellow former Hab Mark Barberio.
Both players are off to strong starts and are actually being coached by Cristobal Huet. The former Habs goaltender is an assistant to Craig McTavish on the team’s bench and Petr Svoboda who was a first round pick of the Canadiens way back in 1984 is working for the team as the Director of Player Personnel.
With the start to next NHL season still uncertain, Hudon and Barberio aren’t the only former Habs lighting it up overseas. With that being said, here’s a look at four former Habs currently producing in Europe.