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Major development regarding Logan Mailloux's status

Published April 16, 2024 at 11:45
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
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After being praised by his coach Jean-François Houle, defenseman Logan Mailloux will get his first audition on Tuesday night. The defenseman chosen in the first round by the Montreal Canadiens in 2021 received a call from the management to wish him a happy birthday, but also an audition with the big club as a birthday present.

Born on April 15, 2003, Logan Mailloux celebrated his 21st birthday on Monday night. While his eyes were fixed on the game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens, he didn't know he would get his first chance in the Bettman circuit.

Logan Mailloux's birthday is indeed April 15, so he was recalled on his birthday — on his 21st birthday!

Bill Daly commented on the case of Logan Mailloux and everything is settled! TVA Sports journalist Renaud Lavoie confirmed that the young man had his suspension lifted by the NHL. Bill Daly confirmed that:


"According to several sources, Logan Mailloux has been given the green light to play in the NHL when he secures a spot with the Montreal Canadiens, which puts an end to all speculation." - Renaud Lavoie, TVA Sports

For fans who were still wondering, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had decreed a suspension in connection with the sexual nature scandal that haunted the young man during the 2021 amateur draft.

The NHL needed to lift this suspension for the Laval Rocket's No. 94 defenseman to integrate into the world's best league.

The path is therefore completely clear for tonight, and barring a major turnaround, Logan Mailloux will play his first NHL game.

After the praises from his coach Jean-François Houle, fans can expect a great performance from the 21-year-old defenseman, who ranks third among the top scorers among defensemen in the American Hockey League.

In his media appearance, Bill Daly addressed a meeting held with the young man at the start of the current season.

"Logan Mailloux had met with NHL executives last July. Two months later, I asked Bill Daly to talk to me about that meeting. Here's his answer!" - Renaud Lavoie, TVA Sports


Billy Daly confirms here that the young Mailloux had met the NHL, that they had a good, frank conversation, and most importantly, he mentions that Logan Mailloux was articulate during the said meeting. He impressed the circuit's top brass.

Tonight will be a great opportunity for Mailloux to finally turn the page on the regrettable events that occurred when he was 17 and who knows, maybe leave a great impression on the organization's executives.

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