The news has now been formalized and Montreal Canadiens forward Charles Hudon was happy and excited to wear the club’s colors in Lausanne, Switzerland.
“I can’t wait to start playing for my new colors, experience the Swiss championship and give it my all on the ice to help the team win,” Hudon said, through the team’s website.
The 26-year-old Quebecer will not have had to wait long since he was to be in uniform, as of Friday, in a match against the Zug club.
“We are very happy to welcome Charles to our squad, a highly coveted player,” said sporting director John Fust. He is a very offensive player, who has proven his scoring qualities in the best leagues in North America. He’s a hard worker, with the potential to help the team in power play in particular. ”
Despite his presence in Switzerland for the season and his status as a free agent with compensation, Hudon remains associated with the Canadiens for the next year. In 125 career games with CH, the striker from Alma has scored 41 points. He has also done very well with the Laval Rocket, in the American League, with an impressive harvest of 27 goals in 46 games in 2019-2020.