Pateryn called up to Montreal

Submitted by mtlcarcajou on March 7th, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Greg Pateryn just called up to MTL after 22 games with Hamilton. I'm impressed, never thought he had the skating to do it.

Looking forward to seeing him play in the NHL - congrats to Greg and Red for another UM NHL alum!

Mod edit: Changed the title. JGB.

Comments

Sac Fly

March 7th, 2013 at 11:43 PM ^

I stopped paying attention after he was a healthy scratch most nights, he really struggled in Hamilton early in the year. Habs insiders thought he would never make it because he was starting in the system older after 4 years of college.

mtlcarcajou

March 8th, 2013 at 10:46 PM ^

Tbh everyone was sure Tinordi was going to be the first callup. Guess the brass likes what they saw lately (and he is tough). Plus Weber is abysmal and probably played his way off the team last night.

I'm not sure how much Greg will play - if at all - but after watching him last year, sure he had the size but I thought ECHL, maybe end of roster AHL because he couldn't skate. And there was the whole go back to school thing - though maybe Red and the Habs have some good insider relationships still going after all these years.

Anyway more UM here makes us a happy camper.

+ thx mods for changing the title

gwkrlghl

March 8th, 2013 at 12:34 AM ^

I thought he had already been playing fairly extensively for Montreal. Maybe not this season but in past seasons. Am I confused? I mean, he definitely got crunched by Chara that one time so he's been with the Habs at least a bit