As Montreal Canadiens training camp begins, Samuel Montembeault still hasn’t signed a contract extension.
However, the one who could become a free agent next July without compensation has not lost hope of reaching an agreement with Kent Hughes before the start of next season. At least that’s what he told Jean-Charles Lajoie on Tuesday.
“I would definitely have liked that. If I could sign an agreement as soon as possible, that would be good. I knew there were really a lot of problems to solve this summer. Jake Allen made it through training camp. So it could be done next month. We still have a lot of time left.”
The Quebec goalkeeper even admits that he would like to spend the rest of his career in a Canadiens jersey.
“I would definitely like that. It’s nice to be in Montreal and close to home. Everywhere you go there are fans who are passionate. It’s fun getting to know everyone. The people are so happy and friendly. If it can make people happy, I’m happy to talk about it.”
Montembeault also added that he is in optimal condition to be in front of the net for most games.
“It was a very important summer for me. I had to prepare for a lot of games. It is always important to be consistent. Every time I start I have to give my team a chance to win. I want to continue to develop and improve.”
The former Blainville-Boisbriand Armada isn’t too concerned about his team selecting three goalies in the last draft.
“It doesn’t change anything for me. I prepared over the summer. I have a seven-year difference from the players drafted this year. It will take a few years for them to arrive. I know they have three drafts this year and I can’t wait to see them. There will be many guards in the camp.”
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