On Friday night, the Montreal Canadiens announced that they've called up 2022 second-round pick Owen Beck
from the Ontario Hockey League on an emergency basis. Calling up a player from junior on an emergency basis is pretty rare and it's because of Montreal's current injury situation.
CapFriendly gave some information
on Friday night into the emergency call-up and the four conditions are: Beck can't play more than five games, he cannot miss more than one OHL game, the call-up had to be made between November 1st and March 1st and finally, the Canadiens must already have two other emergency call-ups on their roster.
Following today's morning skate, Canadiens head coach Martin St. Louis confirmed that Owen Beck
will make his National Hockey League debut on Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators.
The 18-year-old has had quite the last six weeks. In mid-December, he was cut from Team Canada and sent back to the OHL. On New Year's Eve, he was called up by Team Canada to the World Juniors as an injury replacement for Colton Dach
. Just over a week later, Beck was traded in the OHL from Mississauga to the Peterborough Petes. Then last night, being called up to the Canadiens on an emergency basis.
In 37 games between Mississauga and Peterborough this season, Beck has 44 points (19 goals, 25 assists), 20 penalty minutes and is a plus-12.
Puck drop for Owen Beck
's NHL debut is set for 7 p.m. ET and can be viewed on CBC and Sportsnet.