Friday, August 5, 2011

Habs Invite Robin Gusse to Training Camp

The Montreal Canadiens have invited French-born goaltender Robin Gusse of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to their training camp. Gusse, 18, went undrafted this June.

He should first attend the team's rookie camp in early September along with signed goaltender Peter Delmas, before likely getting a look during practices at the main camp if he sufficiently impresses.

With Aaron Dell and Chris Rawlings, promising NCAA goaltending prospects who attended Habs development camps over the summer, both heading back to school in the Fall, they would both be unable to attend the camp, so it doesn't hurt for the club to give someone else an audition.

Gusse has played two seasons in the Q, last year splitting time between the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and the Huskies. He played 17 games for Rouyn-Noranda, posting a 4-9-3 record with a 3.72 GAA and a .888 save percentage.

Gusse attended a Canadian U18 training camp last summer, where he received a sufficiently positive scouting report from appropriately titled website The Scouting Report. Though he did not end up on a final roster, he played in camp alongside many top prospects, including Jonathan Huberdeau, Matt Puempel, Dougie Hamilton, Ryan Murphy, Duncan Siemens, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Boone Jenner, and more.

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