|Written by Brendan Ross|
May 2013 – Hudon signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens. Eric Daoust
April 2013 – Hudon will join the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs for the final few games of the regular season. He will not see any playoff action because the team is in last place in the Western Conference. His arrival in Hamilton follows a strong campaign in the QMJHL where he had 71 points in 56 games for Chicoutimi. Eric Daoust
January 2013 - Charles Hudon has caught fire ever since returning from a back injury sustained at the World Junior Championships. He has seven points in his last five games, all wins for his Chicoutimi Saguenéens. While he did not get to compete for Canada at the WJC due to the injury, Hudon is expected to play a huge role in next year’s tournament. The crafty winger now has 22 goals in only 32 QMJHL games and is starting to look like a potential fourth round steal for the Montreal Canadiens. Santino Fasulo
December 2012 - Charles Hudon was one of 21 forwards invited to take part in Canada's National Junior Selection camp for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. The small crafty winger has performed fantastic internationally for Canada in the past especially in the Canada-Russia Challenge playing under Steve Spott. Barring a very disappointing camp, Hudon should be pencilled into a top-9 scoring role for THE 2013 Team Canada WJC squad. Brendan Ross
October, 2012- Charles Hudon is off to a strong start to the 2012-13 campaign with eight goals and 13 points along with 14 PIM in nine games. Eric Daoust
August, 2012 - Quoted from Report Cards of Canada-Russia Challenge Article: The most surprising player by far for Team Canada was Montreal Canadiens’ 5th round selection Charles Hudon. His draft pedigree was alarming considering I had him ranked as a late 2nd/early 3rd round player but it indicated that Hudon struggled in his draft season after failing to meet the lofty expectations set after his QMJHL rookie of the year campaign. Hudon has always been criticized for his skating as he lacks the speed you would like to see in an undersized winger. Charles Hudon actually made improvements in his skating over the past season but he still lacks the separation speed and it was noticeable during this series. However, Hudon compensates his slow feet by using his elite hockey sense and slippery hands. For a smaller player, Hudon was exceptional at gaining body position against larger opponents allowing him to protect the puck and create magic with his puck skills. As a bonus, Montreal’s Hudon is a valuable player on the defensive side of the puck as well and that should assure him a good opportunity in the NHL…and in your fantasy lineup. Brendan Ross
June, 2012 - Charles Hudon was a 5th round selection of the Montreal Canadiens at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross
April, 2012- Hudon was named the QMJHL Rookie of the Year last season and he put up similar numbers this year. The dynamic winger put up 66 points in 59 games and currently has eight points in nine playoffs games. He may be on the smaller side, but he possesses high-end offensive instincts and quick hands. He is a leader on his team, a great skater and excels on the power play. He’s easily in the top five coming out of the QMJHL this year and will likely be drafted in the first three rounds. Derek LeBlanc
Fantasy Outlook: C-
Good offensive upside but still years away from fantasy relevance.
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