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Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Scores first goal since return
Newhook scored a goal on two shots and delivered one hit over 18:27 of ice time in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
After linemate Joel Armia won a puck battle with two Washington defenders, Newhook picked up the loose puck and beat Darcy Kuemper after his first shot was blocked. It was the first goal for Newhook since he returned from a high-ankle sprain five games ago. He's up to eight goals on 43 shots (18.6 shooting percentage) through 28 contests.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Garners first point since return
Newhook had a power-play assist, two shots on net and two blocks over 20:37 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-0 win over Anaheim.
As part of some chaos in front of netminder Lukas Dostal, Newhook controlled a rebound that eventually led to a Nick Suzuki tally. It was Newhook's first point in three games since returning from a 27-game absence due to a high-ankle sprain. At even strength, Newhook has skated on the third line since his return, but he was immediately put back on the top power-play unit. The fourth-year forward has 14 points (four on the power play) over 26 games this year.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Returns to action
Newhook had three shots on net and one hit over 18:52 of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Stars.
Newhook returned to action after missing 27 games due to a high-ankle sprain. He skated on the third line and resumed a role on the top power-play unit (5:33 PPTOI). With Sean Monahan traded to Winnipeg, the Canadiens are looking at Newhook for depth scoring.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Expected back Saturday
Newhook (ankle) is expected to play Saturday afternoon against Dallas, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports. The game is scheduled for 1:00 pm ET.
Newhook, who hasn't played since Nov. 30, worked with the first power-play unit during Friday's practice. Prior to the injury, he occupied a top-six role that included stints on the wing alongside Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield. It looks like Juraj Slafkovsky has achieved a level of comfort on the top line, so Newhook could return to the second line. The 23-year-old Newhook got off to a promising start with Montreal, posting 13 points over the first 23 games. He also had six points over seven outings before getting injured.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Traveling with team
Newhook (ankle) won't play against Washington on Tuesday but is traveling with the team, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
Newhook's presence on the trip should be taken as a step in the right direction. Prior to his 26-game absence, the 23-year-old center was putting together a decent 2023-24 campaign with seven goals and six assists in 23 outings, including three power-play points.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Getting close to return
General manager Kent Hughes said Friday that Newhook (ankle) is getting close to a return, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Newhook suffered a high-ankle sprain Nov. 30 and has missed the last 26 games. Newhook was expected to miss 10-12 weeks, which would see him back in action by Feb. 10 against Dallas at the earliest. Newhook should serve as the second-line center upon his return, as the Canadiens dealt Sean Monahan to the Jets on Friday. Newhook has seven goals and 13 points in 23 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Out 10-12 weeks
Newhook is expected to miss the next 10-12 weeks with a high-ankle sprain, per Arpon Basu of The Athletic. He was moved to injured reserve Saturday, per CapFriendly.
Newhook, who has been seeing time in first line and action on the second-unit power-play unit, is a big loss for the Canadiens. He has produced seven goals and 13 points in 23 games during his first season in Montreal after being acquired from Colorado in June. Per Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, Sean Monahan and Cole Caufield are slated to rejoin Nick Suzuki on Montreal's top line.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Leaves game Thursday
Newhook (lower body) was unable to finish Thursday's game versus the Panthers, Marc Dumont of Montreal Hockey Now reports.
Newhook left the game on one leg after sustaining the injury. The 22-year-old will be evaluated further Friday, leaving his status in doubt for Saturday's game against the Red Wings. Michael Pezzetta would likely join the lineup if Newhook can't play against Detroit.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Scores in road win
Newhook scored a goal on two shots and had two hits over 14:52 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
Newhook helped close out Montreal's five-game road trip with a win when he took advantage of a favorable deflection off a Kaiden Guhle shot to beat Elvis Merzlikins glove side in the first period. It was the third goal on the trip for Newhook, who is enjoying life on the top line with Nick Suzuki and Brendan Gallagher. A 2019 first-round draft pick of the Avalanche, Newhook is getting more ice time for his new club -- three more minutes per game than he averaged in Colorado -- and he's headed for his most productive season. Newhook has seven goals, 13 points and 31 shots (22.6 shooting percentage) while averaging 16:38 of ice time through 22 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Opens and closes scoring
Newhook scored two goals on four shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.
Newhook tallied the opening goal at 5:59 of the first period and then added the game-winner with 3:20 left in regulation. The 22-year-old has found success with three goals and two helpers over his last three contests. For the season, he has five tallies, 12 points, 27 shots on net, 11 hits and a minus-5 rating through 19 appearances. He should be a solid contributor as long as he maintains a top-six role.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Garners assist in loss
Newhook had an assist and three shots on goal over 17:05 of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Boston.
Newhook regained control of the puck behind the net, which led to Nick Suzuki feeding Juraj Slafkovsky for Montreal's first strike. It was the third point in the last two games for Newhook, who was recently moved to the top line alongside Suzuki and Cole Caufield -- Montreal's two most productive forwards.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: First goal in 13
Newhook had a goal and an assist Thursday in a 6-5 loss to the Golden Knights.
He put Montreal up 1-0 with a wrist shot from the right circle at 6:43 of the first period. Newhook came to Montreal with much promise and high hopes, but he has struggled to find his stride. The goal was his first in 13 games, and he has just four goals and five assists in 17 games. Newhook may develop into a top-six player, but right now, he's unlikely to score more than 40-45 points.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Joins top line, adds helper
Newhook had an assist over 17:59 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against the Red Wings.
Newhook found himself on the top line after Montreal head coach Martin St. Louis reconfigured his top six. The move worked immediately, as 10 different Canadiens had shots on net in the first period, including Mike Matheson's goal off a feed from Newhook. It was the first time in seven games the Canadiens scored first. Perhaps the new line assignment will unlock Newhook, who had three goals over the first three games but none over his 10 subsequent contests.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Helps on power play
Newhook had a power-play assist, one shot on goal and one blocked shot over 17:22 of ice time in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Blues.
Newhook was the primary helper on the Juraj Slafkovsky's power-play goal. It was the second straight game with a power-play assist for Newhook. Those two players had been on the same line during five-on-five play, but head coach Martin St. Louis tweaked the line combinations Saturday. At even strength, Newhook found himself playing the wing on a new line with Christian Dvorak and Josh Anderson.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Records power-play assist in loss
Newhook had a power-play assist, one shot on goal and one hit over 18:43 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Coyotes.
Newhook had the secondary helper on Brendan Gallagher's third-period strike. The assist was Newhook's first point in five games. The 2019 first-round draft pick has five points and 15 shots on goal while averaging a career-high 16:01 TOI as Montreal's second-line center.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Records first power-play point
Newhook had a power-play assist and blocked one shot over 14:46 of ice time in Monday's 3-1 win over Buffalo.
Newhook, working the point, initiated a brisk tic-tac-toe sequence that ended with Tanner Pearson burying an insurance goal with three minutes left in the game. It was the first power-play point for Newhook, who has been thrust into an important role in a hockey hotbed. The 22-year-old is centering the second line, taking over for the injured Kirby Dach (knee), and is tasked with helping guide the development of the team's top prospect, 19-year-old Juraj Slafkovsky. Newhook has four points, seven shots on goal and four PIM through five games while averaging a career-high 15:44 TOI, including 2:07 on the power play.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Pots third goal
Newhook scored a goal on two shots and blocked a shot over 16:26 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Minnesota. He also won five of 12 faceoffs.
Newhook moved from wing to center on the second line, replacing the injured Kirby Dach (knee), who is out for the season. In a lackluster overall effort from the Canadiens, Newhook provided the game's final tally off a nice feed from David Savard. The forward was also given a season-high 3:43 of power-play ice time. Newhook leads Montreal with three goals through three games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Moving to center
Newhook will move from left wing to center to replace Kirby Dach (lower body), Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Dach suffered an injury during Saturday's game against Chicago, presumably to his right leg based on his reaction after getting hit by Jarred Tinordi. Dach centered the second line between Newhook and Juraj Slafkovsky and was expected to help Slafkovsky, the first overall pick in 2022, evolve during his second season. That job now falls to Newhook. The Canadiens have not yet named a wing replacement for Newhook, who came up through the ranks as a center before shifting to wing to start this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Scores twice in Montreal debut
Newhook scored a pair of goals in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs.
Newhook extended Montreal's lead to 2-0 early in the second period, deflecting a rebound past Ilya Samsonov, before adding a second goal in the third that put the Canadiens ahead 4-3. It's an encouraging debut for the 22-year-old Newhook, who was traded to Montreal after tallying 14 goals and 30 points in 82 games last season with Colorado. He'll open the season on the second line alongside Kirby Dach and Juraj Slafkovsky while also seeing time on the Canadiens' second power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Alex Newhook: Set for preseason action
Newhook (upper body) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason finale versus Ottawa.
Newhook is slated to play alongside Kirby Dach and Juraj Slafkovsky on Saturday after sitting out Monday's 5-4 overtime win over the Maple Leafs. As a member of the Avalanche last season, the 22-year-old Newhook produced 14 goals and 30 points in 82 games. He should occupy a middle-six role with the Canadiens this campaign.... See More ... See Less
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