Former Canadiens prospect Jérémy Grégoire accepts a contract in Finland with Tampere Ilves. The contract is temporary until next October. His contractual situation will be reassessed thereafter.
He was playing in Austria, in Vienna, last season!
– Alexandre Parent (@alex_parent) June 12, 2023
In recent days, Arber Xhekaj took part in a charity event on behalf of The Angel Project . Basically, we’re talking about an organization that helps people who are forced to fend for themselves when they’re in precarious situations.
He chose to get involved, and made sure he didn’t do things by halves.
At first, I thought he was just going to send us his sweater, but he arrived with his parents and took the time to talk to everyone. – Lisette Kingo, founder of The Angel Project
So yes, Arber Xhekaj showed up, chatted with people and offered his Canadiens jersey for auction. His parents were there too – because the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
We agree that not everyone would have done this. That’s why, in Ms. Kingo’s eyes, he’s “a real person, with a big heart, whose values are in the right place”.
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) June 9, 2023
What’s even more extraordinary is that Xhekaj has been supporting the organization for a few years, but when he saw the real people in need, he went to see Ms. Kingo to tell her he wanted to do more.
Let’s just say that’s unusual.
That’s what got me. Not many people do that.
Most of the time, we have to ask them to get involved, whereas he came to me. – Lisette Kingo
That’s how he became an ambassador for The Angel Project. At his age, it’s not everyone who thinks like he does and wants to give back so much, we agree.
But with his extraordinary family values, the player clearly understands that he’s a lucky man in life… and he wants to give back. That’s why he’s so beloved in Montreal.
– News from the former CH.
– La Dose (@LaDose_TVA) June 12, 2023
– It’s the right mentality.
Some players refuse to go all the way to Cape Breton to continue their field hockey journey. Not Pierre-Luc Dubois. Not Marc-André Fleury. And not Émile Ricard. https://t.co/LuhLvcbIIp
– Jérôme Gaudreau (@JeromeGaudreau) June 11, 2023
This is the best sequence of its kind in the American League. https://t.co/bJ9IlRKiYp
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) June 12, 2023
– I love it.