In their three-hour journey through the Canadiens’ first day of training camp Wednesday in Brossard the 55 invited players will undergo medicals and physical testing.
They’ll see the team’s doctor and dentist and be weighed and measured.
They’ll also smile for the camera — or not — for their official NHL head shot.
P.K. Subban who won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman last season is going into camp the same weight he was last year — “I’m always in between 218 220” — although he said he’s probably leaner.
“I’ve worked hard this summer. I feel good. That’s the most important thing” Subban said. “As long as I feel good and I feel comfortable and confident then everything else should take care of itself.”
Subban jumped back into his training in May. The summer regimen included several twice-a-day workouts and a 21-day no-carb diet.
“I usually train Monday Tuesday Wednesday twice and then once Thursday once Friday and I skate Sunday nights and that’s it.