Ex-Habs forward Phillip Danault sounds off on his time in Montreal

He spent six years with the Habs.


Former Montreal Canadiens forward Phillip Danault is speaking out about his time played with the historic Original 6 franchise, and despite having departed last offseason to ink a six-year, $33 million contract with the Los Angeles Kings, he has nothing but good things to say about the time spent with the bleu, blanc et rouge. 

"People still talk to me about my time with the Canadiens [with a touch of irony]. Fortunately, people always talk about it well. The people are kind and respectful. It gives good moments. I try to don't look too far ahead, but for sure my role will change as I get older. But I don't see that happening right away. For now, my challenge is still the same: get my team to the playoffs by giving my best. My last season with the CH made me want the playoffs every year. It's in the playoffs that the best hockey is played!"

A veteran of 471 career NHL games, Danault has scored 82 goals and 168 assists for a total of 250 points.