Been a fan of Hudon since I heard of his domination at the Hlinka tourney a year or two back. Combined with making team Canada at the WJHC, and unfortunate that he had to sit out. A guy no one talked about, but found ways to make it on the big stage anyway. Means he's likely to big a gigantic steal in the 5th round for us!
What sort of player is Hudon? Another Gallagher-like?
He doesn't play like Gallagher, highly creative with the puck, smart and he keeps his feet moving, makes things happen as he knows what to do with the puck and when to do it.
Originally Posted by Habitants
what was the rush to sign him, there are other player they need to sign first to retain rights. why waste a contract on him when he is only 19 in june
no rush but better to get it out of the way since it doesn't count against the 50 contract limit unless he somehow makes the Habs next year. His contract would "slid" meaning it won't count as going into effect next season outside of making the NHL which of course it would then count.
Originally Posted by jwolf
Wait a minute... Is he of age to be playing in Hammy next year? I was under the impression that CHL players cannot play AHL til they're 20. Did I get that wrong?
No it's NHL or back to the Q for Hudon, he can join the Dogs as soon as his season in the Q is over next year.
Originally Posted by LeHaboholique
How injury prone is he though? I've heard a couple times about him being injured over the course of the season. Serious or...?
It's a legit concern as he has had some injury woes already and has a slight frame so it will be something to keep an eye on as he starts moving up the levels in his development.