I was told a few weeks ago that the plan was to bring Fischer in Hamilton next season. As for immediate plans, I haven't heard anything.
Honestly, I won't bill overtime to La Presse to check what's up with David Fischer... I've got enough on my plate!
I think Brock Trotter is more of a superhero name than Hunter Bishop.
Ahh I was looking for a mention of Brock Trotter. After him and now Hunter Bishop, I'm starting to think the Habs scouting staff bases an important portion of their ratings of their obscure free-agent signings on the coolness of their names. I fully endorse this strategy!
“Everything was finalized Wednesday around one and then they announced it Thursday. In Montreal, I couldn’t imagine playing for a more respected organization. Hockey is life there. It’s die-hard. I was at their development camp last summer, so I know five or six guys on their AHL team and obviously I know Scott Gomez from Alaska. I’ve skated with him in the summer and I remember reading an article where he called Montreal the mecca of hockey, and that’s so true.”
The Fairbanks native, nicknamed the Alaskan Assassin while in Vernon, wrote on Facebook: “Today is the greatest day of my life. One step closer to a 22-year dream. Thanks to everyone who helped me get here!”
Habs’ GM Pierre Gauthier announced he had signed the free agent, who recorded 15 goals and 27 points in his second season with the Buckeyes.
There was really never any doubt that some NHL team would lock up the 6-foot, 196-pound muscle-bound forward with roadrunner speed.
“That offer was there last year, but between the two of them (Bishop and his agent), he decided to go back for one more year (of school),” said Viper head coach Mark Ferner.