1 andrighSince Christmas Sven Andrighetto has carried one of the hottest hands in the American Hockey League and Sunday it earned him his third Canadiens re-call this season.  

Called up along with Andrighetto is left wing Lucas Lessio.

In his last twelve AHL games Andrighetto has collected 6 goals and 8 assists. That streak was interrupted by three games with the Canadiens January 4th to 14th. After returning he mounted a five game points streak during which he scored 3 goals and 3 assists.  The streak ended Saturday night at Hartforfd.   

19-Lucas Lessio - St. John's IceCaps

19-Lucas Lessio – St. John’s IceCaps

Lessio came to the Canadiens from Arizona in a December 15th trade in exchange for Christian Thomas. In 17 games with the IceCaps he registered 3 goals and 9 points. For the season which has been split between the IceCaps and Springfield he has 21 points in 42 games. In swapping the speedy Thomas for the 6’1” 212 lb. Lessio, the Canadiens gained four inches in height and 30 pounds.  He was a second round draft choice of the Coyotes (56th overall) in 2011.

The two will join the Canadiens at practice Monday in Philadelphia. The Canadiens come out of the All-Star break with a game against the Flyers Tuesday.

1 scottICECAPS SCOTT NAMED NHL ALL-STAR GAME MVP –

Named Captain of the Pacific Division in a controversial fan vote, John Scott led his team to a 1-0 win over P.K. Subban and the Atlantic Division in the final final and was named the All-Star game MVP.  Corey Perry scored the only goal of the final but Scott scored two goals in a 9-6 win over the Central Division in the Semi-Final. As All-Star MVP Scott earned a Honda SUV and his share of the million dollar price for being the top team in the 3-on-3 competition is 90-thousand dollars.

In a deal that smacked of collusion between the Coyotes and Canadiens in an effort to prevent Scott from participating in the All-Star game, Scott was traded to the Canadiens January 15th as part of the Jarred Tinordi trade.  The Canadiens immediately sent him to St. John’s.  After the NHL came under heavy criticism for it’s efforts to prevent him from playing in the game, he was finally cleared.