For the Ottawa Senators Foundation, passion has no off-season. Game Changers profiles the people and programs making a difference in our city through the help of the NHL hockey club’s not-for-profit side. From mental health awareness campaigns to amateur sport initiatives around the city, this series profiles people who are transforming Ottawa one initiative at a time.
24CH The Valet
24CH The Valet
Throughout the season, players and members of the Montreal Canadiens organization are driven from one place to another by the valet. During the ride, the players experience unique moments off the beaten path. The valet creates intimate, funny, touching and surprising moments. While in the car, the players participate in games, improvisation, challenges, planed or surprise meetings and interviews. Players travel through their memories and dreams while the valet creates memorable and funny situations.
Marc goes on a short guided tour of the Pointe Saint-Charles neighbourhood where he grew up (the hardware store, the church, his house, etc.) while sharing stories of his youth.
Marc Bergevin (continued)
Maxim asks the GM for advice for his personal hockey pool and Marc Bergevin tells us about the pranks he did in his player career, before pranking Dominick Saillant, the Habs' executive director of press relations.
This week, Maxim gives Kirk Muller a big challenge while driving his truck! Afterwards, Kirk tells Maxim how happy he is to be back in Montreal and tells us some juicy anecdotes of the year he won the Stanley Cup with the CH.
Kirk Muller (continued)
In his second appearance on the show, Kirk Muller gets candid about his family and Maxim extracts a hilarious confession from him about a prank played on Patrick Roy in 1993. They also try to trick Andrew Shaw... Will he fall for it?
This week, Maxime learns the hard way not to play pranks on Andrew Shaw. We also learn Andrew's secret plan for a zombie invasion, and he tells us about growing up and his beginnings alongside Phillip Danault.
Maxim Martin receives Al Montoya, the only Spanish-speaking player in the league, will he improve his Spanish? Also listen to Al talking about the unlikely situation he experienced during a game in 2015, then make an incredible confession about an evening during his first year of college.
This week, Maxim receives Artturi Lehkonen, will he manage to pronounce Finnish properly? Also listen to Arrturi talk about his arrival in Montreal, his teammates and his NHL debut.
David Desharnais is back on The Valet for the second season. What have been the changes in the locker room since last year? David tells us about his 30th birthday, the off-season and his injury before enjoying a lovely present from his mom. In overtime, we accompany David after a game at the Bell Center.
This week, Maxim has a surprise in store for Habs goaltending coach Stéphane Waite. The latter shares a few stories of his days as a baseball player and hockey coach. In overtime, Stéphane tells us about working with the Habs and rubbing shoulders with Carey Price.
This week, Maxim hosts Tomas Plekanec. They discuss his childhood, his hometown and his legendary discretion. In overtime, we meet with his former coaches in Kladno, Czech Republic, where little Tomas once slipped on his first pair of skates.
Tomas Plekanec (continued)
In Tomas Plekanec's second appearance on The Valet, he discusses his passion for planes and his piloting abilities. Maxim presents him with a challenge... will he accept it? In overtime, we introduce the Laval Rocket, we follow Tomas as he plays tennis with a friend and we attend a pre-game warm up at the Bell Centre.
On The Valet this week, Greg Pateryn discusses his studies, his famous beard and reveals how he met his wife. We also talk about changing his jersey number last summer and about his latest injury. In overtime, we hang out with the Habs' rehabilitation team.
This week, Maxim celebrates Torrey Mitchell's birthday! We learn how he and his wife met and he tells us about a night out with Jeremy Roenick and Devin Setoguchi. In overtime, the players have a little fun with NHL17 and we peek in on an early morning practice in Denver.
This week, we hang out with Jean-Jacques Daigneault. We go over 51 years of an incredibly busy life; his career, retirement, going back to school, his family life and the 1993 Stanley Cup champion team, the Canadiens. In overtime, we see the Provigo practice at the Bell Centre through the eyes of the players.
In this week's episode of 24CH The Valet, this year's revelation, Paul Byron, enjoys his second car ride with Maxim. Paul talks about his kids, the new coach and his real name, which isn't Paul! In overtime, we discuss the details that matter for an NHL player when it comes to equipment and physical training.
On The Valet, our guest this week is Jeff Petry. We talk about how he met his wife, his wedding and choosing between baseball and hockey and his secret hobby… needlepoint! In overtime, we meet Jeff's dad, Dan Petry, an ex-Major League Baseball player.
This week, Brandon Davidson sits passenger side. We talk about his trade and what it feels like to discover the Bell Centre in a Habs jersey. He confides in us about the cancer he survived and gaining back his physical strength. In overtime, we roam the hallways of the Habs bunker on trade deadline day.
This week, Maxim interviews one of the newcomers, #37, Andreas Martinsen. They talk about his early hockey career in Norway, his wedding proposal, his daughter's birth and we take a class in Norwegian pronunciation. In Overtime, follow the new Habs players during their first day in town.
This week, Maxim hosts Réjean "peanut" Houle! They reminisce about the old days, his Stanley Cup victories and his legendary team, but they also discuss the present and his role in the Canadiens Alumni. In overtime, we tag along during one of the Canadiens Alumni's games.
Maxim's last guest this season: Jordie Benn and his beard! We laugh at some of his antics, discuss his childhood with his brother Jamie, and find out what instructions his mother left him and his brother before the game against the Dallas Stars earlier this season. In overtime, Shea Weber gives him the grand tour of the facility on his first day with the team.
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