Former general manager Bob Gainey overhauled the Canadiens' roster two seasons ago, and forward Michael Cammalleri was one of the biggest additions he made. And since his first strides on Bell Centre ice, the Richmond Hill, Ont., native has fallen in love with the city, the team and its passionate fans.

Entering his third season with the bleu-blanc-rouge, Cammalleri is hoping to enjoy a productive and healthy season. The 5-foot-9, 182-pounder, who was selected in the second round (29th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings at the 2001 NHL entry draft, has missed portions of the last two seasons because of injuries, playing in 65 and 67 games, respectively.