The Habs have found a place for another one of their prospects to play while they await the start of the 2020-21 season as they announced on Thursday that they have loaned Josh Brook to Krefeld of the DEL.
As has been the case with their other loans so far, the duration of the loan will be until NHL and AHL training camps get underway. While there’s no set date for the NHL’s return just yet, the AHL is now targeting an early February start so if the NHL follows a similar path, Brook should have a couple of months worth of games in Germany.
Brook had an up-and-down rookie season with the Rocket. He spent a lot of the year in a limited role but did receive some more responsibility as the season went on while his play in his own end improved. While he was an offensive weapon in the WHL, that didn’t quite translate over to the professional level as he had just four goals and nine assists in 60 games last season; that will be one thing that Brook will be leaned on a bit more next season when he’ll almost certainly be back with Laval. It’ll be interesting to see if he gets that opportunity with Krefeld as that could certainly help give him some momentum heading into training camp.