After two years in North American professional hockey has shown little more than fourth line offensive capability. When the defensive side of his game slips, which it has over the last couple of weeks, his value to the Canadiens goes with it.
De la Rose’s latest stint with the team produced 1 assist in 23 games and a minus-6 defensive rating.
In his 55 games up with the Canadiens over the last two years he has 4 goals and 11 points and in 67 games in the AHL he has 10 goals and 22 points.
JUNIOR GRADS ADDED TO ST. JOHN’S ROSTER
The Canadiens are adding players to their St. John’s roster as their junior teams are eliminated from their playoffs.
The most recent addition to the St. John’s roster is defenseman Simon Bourque who was captain of the Rimouski Oceanic last season. The 6’0” Longueuil native was taken by the Canadiens in the 6th round of last year’s entry draft. He is in St. John’s under a 25-game Amateur Tryout Conctract (ATO).
Bourque finished the season with 12 goals and 46 points in 66 regular season games at Rimouski and added five assists in six playoff games before being eliminated by the Charlottetown Islanders.
On Sunday the IceCaps added centre Daniel Audette, a 5th round 2014 pick from QMJHL Sherbrooke and left wing Jeremiah Addison from the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL. Addison is in St. John’s on a 25 game Amateur Tryout Contract.