Montreal Canadiens winger Michael Cammalleri has a new daughter and a new training regimen as he prepares for what he expects to be a career year.

The 29-year-old forward and his girlfriend welcomed the baby girl into the world 10 days ago. Now Cammalleri is turning his attention to the Canadiens' upcoming training camp.

"You always try to improve," said Cammalleri, who had 47 points in 67 games last season. "When you're asked about the upcoming season, you always hope to have your best season."

The native of Richmond Hill, Ont. has embarked on a rigorous summer training program and says he's in his best shape in years. He was finally able to focus on improving strength and speed instead of rehabilitating injuries.

Last season the problem was a bum shoulder. A wonky knee slowed him down two seasons ago.