Charles Hudon
Charles Hudon
25-Year-Old Left WingLW
Montreal Canadiens
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Hudon got his first extended taste of NHL action in 2017-18 and gave both his supporters and detractors something to latch onto. To the good, he was fourth in shots (179) and was over 50 percent in Corsi For. To the bad, he had just 10 goals and 30 points in 72 games while finishing with a shooting percentage of 5.6, lower than Montreal's league-worst team mark of 7.7 percent. Digging a little deeper, there's more to support the good than the bad. The 24-year-old forward generated a high volume of shots in just 14:02 of ice time, mostly while skating with lesser skilled forwards on the third line. If the Habs are serious about rebuilding, giving Hudon more ice time in a top-six environment should be part of the plan. Skating with better forwards could lead to Hudon converting more of those shot attempts into goals. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Canadiens in July of 2019.
Inks one-year deal
LWMontreal Canadiens
July 19, 2019
Hudon agreed to terms on a one-year, $800,000 contract with Montreal on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Hudon didn't see a ton of action this past season, despite not having to be shipped down to the minors. In his limited 32 appearances, the 25-year-old notched just three goals, two assists and 50 shots while averaging 11:40 of ice time. The winger will likely find himself watching from the press box periodically this year, but could see a few extra games.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    11:40
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:36
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
11:56
0:24
0:00
2017–18
14:02
1:31
0:00
2018–19
11:40
1:36
0:00
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
While the Vegas Golden Knights may have passed on Charles Hudon, many hockey observers felt he was ready for the NHL and the Canadiens agreed. He made the opening-night roster and will skate as the left winger on the third line after posting three very productive seasons in the AHL. The 23-year-old forward amassed 162 points in 207 regular-season games in the minors. Originally known for his playmaking skills, Hudon has developed into quite a sniper in the AHL. The hope is that Hudon becomes a secondary scoring source, a la Artturi Lekhonen in 2016-17. He's essentially an offensive machine and will be given the opportunity to flash that offense in 2017-18.
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Files for arbitration
LWMontreal Canadiens
July 5, 2019
Hudon filed for salary arbitration Friday.
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Declines qualifying offer
LWMontreal Canadiens
June 25, 2019
Hudon has turned down the qualifying offer he received from the Canadiens, Chantal Machabee of RDS reports.
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Facing uncertain future
LWMontreal Canadiens
April 13, 2019
After appearing in 72 games a year ago, 2018-19 saw Hudon play only 32 games and finish with five points.
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Extra forward at practice
LWMontreal Canadiens
February 13, 2019
Hudon was replaced on the fourth line by Dale Weise at Tuesday's practice, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
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Makes third straight start
LWMontreal Canadiens
February 3, 2019
Hudon was active for Saturday's game against the Devils and contributed five hits in a 3-2 overtime loss.
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