We could not be more proud to announce that on October 6th we will be forever engraving Alex Newhook into Grizzlies history by officially retiring his jersey #18.#grizzlies #alexnewhook #langford #victoria #jersey #jerseyretirement #ceremonydecor #yyj #victoriasports #hockey pic.twitter.com/kgtK6E1eVG
– Victoria Grizzlies (@BCHLGrizzlies) August 17, 2023
In 159 NHL games, Alex Newhook isn’t off to the hoped-for start to his professional career. The former Colorado Avalanche player has racked up 66 points, which isn’t disastrous, but it’s clearly not the shadow of a guy who was drafted in the middle of the first round.
October 6 will therefore be a memorable evening for him, as his Grizzlies take on the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Over the phone, the CH’s new forward said he was very excited by the news, but unfortunately, he doesn’t think he’ll be able to make the trip to British Columbia. He maintains that it’s the end of training camp and preparatory games, and he needs to be close to Montreal.
I’ve mentioned it before, but Newhook’s start to his professional career hasn’t matched his talent. A talent that the people of Victoria know very well. Could the Canadiens help the youngster find his feet in the NHL? Perhaps. Let’s hope he becomes a Kirby Dach 2.0.
In addition to Newhook’s 18, the numbers of Tyler Bozak and brothers Jordie and Jamie Benn are hoisted high in the Q Centre Arena.
– Cole Caufield among NHL’s top scorers per 60 minutes.
Highest goals per 60 in the 2022-23 season (min. 30 games played):
1.85 – Jared McCann
1.72 – David Pastrnak
1.61 – Cole Caufield
1.51 – Jake Debrusk
1.47 – Connor McDavid
McCann is one of the league’s most efficient goal scorers. pic.twitter.com/CqrjuoDJAf
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) August 19, 2023
– Zach Fucale consulted with Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Zach Fucale consulted with Evgeny Kuznetsov before signing with Traktor, says Bears made right choice starting Hunter Shepard in playoffs https://t.co/a7mLvghMsn
– RMNB (@rmnb) August 18, 2023
Teams will want him at a discount. https://t.co/CXayZznXIQ
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 19, 2023
– The Quebecer looked good.