The Habs’ hottest player is a Metis from Alberta.
On Saturday, January 10, the Montreal Canadiens’ Sheldon Souray set a new team record for points by a defenseman with a goal and five assists in the 8-0 trouncing of the Pittsburgh Penguins. This broke the previous record of five points held by Lyle Odelein and Canadiens legend Doug Harvey.
Souray is a Metis from the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, north of Lloydminster, Alberta. And he’s no ordinary person by any means. Head coach Claude Julien has joked about Souray’s reported bionic wrist since sitting out a season and a half due to operations on the wrist.
He has a tattoo of a Metis Chief on his right arm, and has made a cameo appearance on the TV soap, One Life to Live. He also runs a hockey school in St. Paul, Alberta, over the summer along with an Aboriginal Role Model Hockey School.