With training camp set to start next week, the Habs have brought in another forward to compete for a roster spot as they inked winger Tomas Fleischmann to a professional tryout contract.
Last season, the 31 year old played in 66 regular season games split between Florida and Anaheim, collecting eight goals and nineteen assists along with twelve penalty minutes and a +12 rating. He also suited up in six of the Ducks’ sixteen postseason contests, collecting an assist while averaging 10:38 per game.
In his career, Fleischmann has played in 581 regular season games, picking up 123 goals and 187 assists with 168 PIMS and a -35 rating. On top of his time with the Panthers and Ducks last year, he has also spent time with Washington and Colorado after being a second round pick of Detroit in 2002.
The 6’1, 192 lb Czech native can also play centre in a pinch although he is better suited to play on the wing. In recent years, he has been asked to play more of a defensive role and started logging minutes on Florida’s penalty kill unit. Presumably, he would be asked to play a similar role if he were to crack Montreal’s roster.