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Intriguing Free Agent Attends Canadiens Practice: is a Signing Coming?

Published December 16, 2023 at 11:03

During a recent Montreal Canadiens practice at the CN Sports Complex, a pleasant surprise was noticed on the ice. Among the players and Development Director Adam Nicholas, there was an unexpected participant.

Fans were curious about the identity of this player, and journalist Anthony Martineau provided the answer. It turned out to be Jeff Gorton's son, Jack Gorton, who plays for Boston University in the American collegiate ranks.

"Jeff Gorton's son, Jack, has been on the ice at the Sports Complex for a very long time. Worked early in the session with Adam Nicholas. 21 years old. Undrafted. Plays for Boston University in the NCAA." - Anthony Martineau

In his first season with the NCAA, the 21-year-old forward and teammate of Lane Hutson hasn't played a single game so far this season. At 6'3" and 205 pounds, he scored 17 goals and added 28 assists (45 points) in 54 games with the Victoria Grizzlies in the BCHL last year.

While it seems highly unlikely that the Canadiens would offer him a contract, given his apparent skill level and the fact that he hasn't played in the NCAA yet, Jack Gorton could be an interesting acquisition for the Laval Rocket or even the Trois-Rivières Lions in the ECHL. This will certainly be a situation to watch in the coming months.

It's heartwarming to see the sense of family within the organization!

To see images of Jack Gorton at practice, click here.

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Intriguing Free Agent Attends Canadiens Practice: is a Signing Coming?

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