Arseneau to defend Canadiens hopes in Laval

Arseneau to defend Canadiens hopes in Laval
Arseneau to defend Canadiens hopes in Laval

When the free agent market opened, the Montreal Canadiens acquired the 32-year-old strongman, Vincent Arseneau. Known for his physical game and ability to protect his teammates, the Quebecer will bring an intimidating presence on the ice, ensuring that Laval’s young players can develop in a safe environment.

He is really happy to continue his career in Quebec by joining the ranks of the Laval Rocket in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Originally from the Magdalen Islands, he began his junior career with the Rivière-du-Loup Albatros in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He then played with the Val-d’Or Foreurs and the Chicoutimi Saguenéens before making the jump to the pros. After playing for several teams in the ECHL and AHL, he found some stability with the Abbotsford Canucks, where he spent the last few seasons before being traded to the Providence Bruins.

Last season, Arseneau played for the Providence Bruins where he appeared in 44 games, scoring 6 goals and adding 3 assists for a total of 9 points. He also accumulated 89 penalty minutes, demonstrating once again his willingness to defend his teammates. His imposing size of 6-foot-2 and his weight of 233 pounds make him a formidable opponent for anyone who dares to cross the line against the Rocket players.

He also showed that he was not afraid of anyone, as evidenced by his fight with Matt Rempe last season, a moment that left its mark and reinforced his reputation as a strong man.

This year, the Laval Rocket will count on several players who do not play too physically, notably Sean Farrell, Emil Heineman, Filip Mesar, Riley Kidney, Oliver Kapanen, Adam Engstromand maybe Lane Hutson if he does not play directly with the Canadiens. The presence of the Quebecer will be crucial for these youngsters, allowing them to concentrate on developing their game without having to worry about opposing intimidation. With Vincent Arseneau On the ice, there will be a real sheriff to maintain order.

However, the strongman will have to stay away from suspensions, having already had several suspensions under his belt. For example, he was suspended for four games after a body check with 2 minutes left in a game that his team was leading 7-1:

Additionally, he was suspended for three games after pushing a referee during a game against the San Jose Barracuda:

Vincent Arseneau is an excellent asset for the Tricolore farm club, but he will have to keep his cool since he cannot protect his team when he is suspended.

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