Arber Xhekaj
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Arber Xhekaj turns to former members of the Montreal Canadiens

Published April 1, 2024 at 0:55

Arber Xhekaj arrived in the NHL with a man's build, and it didn't take long for him to make a splash. Former members of the Montreal Canadiens notably helped him in his role.

Indeed, Xhekaj is beloved by the fans for his enforcer role, but also for his ability to produce offensively and for the wonderful person he is.

It's worth noting that he signed a contract with the sports bar "La Chambre" for a burger named after him and apologized when he was demoted to the AHL. He doesn't overlook any detail or person.

However, on the ice, he doesn't hesitate to drop the gloves and defend his teammates. Former Canadiens like Georges Laraque, Chris Nilan, and PJ Stock have helped him in his role.

Current players like Josh Anderson and Michael Pezzetta have also been there for him since his arrival. It's not easy to be an enforcer in the NHL, even when you're 6'4" and weigh 240 lbs.

It's still great that all these people have passed the torch to bring their two cents to the new sheriff in town. It demonstrates how much the Canadiens are a very large family.

As for Laraque, it wasn't the first time he had done this. He had also helped Michael Pezzetta, and he does it for free, without shouting it from the rooftops.

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