Charles Hudon
Charles Hudon
24-Year-Old Left WingLW
Montreal Canadiens
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Hudon got his first extended taste of NHL action in 2017-18 and gave both his supporters and detractors something to latch onto. To the good, he was fourth in shots (179) and was over 50 percent in Corsi For. To the bad, he had just 10 goals and 30 points in 72 games while finishing with a shooting percentage of 5.6, lower than Montreal's league-worst team mark of 7.7 percent. Digging a little deeper, there's more to support the good than the bad. The 24-year-old forward generated a high volume of shots in just 14:02 of ice time, mostly while skating with lesser skilled forwards on the third line. If the Habs are serious about rebuilding, giving Hudon more ice time in a top-six environment should be part of the plan. Skating with better forwards could lead to Hudon converting more of those shot attempts into goals. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year contract extension with the Canadiens in June of 2017. The deal is worth $1.3 million.
Extra forward at practice
LWMontreal Canadiens
February 13, 2019
Hudon was replaced on the fourth line by Dale Weise at Tuesday's practice, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
ANALYSIS
The Canadiens' flurry of activity since Saturday's loss to the Maple Leafs was a sign that Hudon's playing time was about to take a hit. He had started six of seven games, including ample minutes on the power play, before Montreal acquired Weise and Nate Thompson within the last week. Those two will skate on the fourth line with Nicolas Deslauriers on Thursday in Nashville.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    11:46
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:38
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
11:56
0:24
0:00
2017–18
14:02
1:31
0:00
2018–19
11:46
1:38
0:00
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
While the Vegas Golden Knights may have passed on Charles Hudon, many hockey observers felt he was ready for the NHL and the Canadiens agreed. He made the opening-night roster and will skate as the left winger on the third line after posting three very productive seasons in the AHL. The 23-year-old forward amassed 162 points in 207 regular-season games in the minors. Originally known for his playmaking skills, Hudon has developed into quite a sniper in the AHL. The hope is that Hudon becomes a secondary scoring source, a la Artturi Lekhonen in 2016-17. He's essentially an offensive machine and will be given the opportunity to flash that offense in 2017-18.
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Makes third straight start
LWMontreal Canadiens
February 3, 2019
Hudon was active for Saturday's game against the Devils and contributed five hits in a 3-2 overtime loss.
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Picks up assist in win
LWMontreal Canadiens
January 24, 2019
Hudon drew an assist on the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Coyotes.
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Practices on power play
LWMontreal Canadiens
January 23, 2019
Hudon was part of the second-unit power play during Tuesday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
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Practices on third line
LWMontreal Canadiens
January 18, 2019
Hudon and Matthew Peca rotated at left wing on the third line during Thursday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
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Back in lineup Wednesday
LWMontreal Canadiens
December 20, 2018
Hudon was in the active lineup Wednesday after being a healthy scratch for the previous nine games. He finished with one shot on net over 9:26 of ice time.
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