Jonathan Drouin was on the wing Tuesday at Canadiens practice for the first time in a Habs' uniform. He has been playing centre since the start of training camp. Drouin has six goals and 21 points with a minus-19 rating in 39 games this season.
Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said earlier this month Drouin was likely better suited to play on the wing, but the team needed him at centre.
“Probably a better option would be on the wing but, in the situation we’re in, it’s not possible,” Bergevin said. “In a perfect world, if we had that No. 1 centre, that guy who can make plays, a high-end centre, (Drouin would) probably be on the wing.”
Canadiens Jonathan Drouin plays wing at practice
TSN | Jan 16