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Zach Fucale | Goalie | #30

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/28/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (36) / MON

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The Montreal Canadiens have assigned Zach Fucale to the minors.
Fucale was with the Canadiens on an emergency basis because Antti Niemi was unavailable for last night's game against the Devils. It sounds like Niemi's fine, so there's no need for Montreal to carry three goaltenders on their roster. Mar 7 - 12:47 PM

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Zach Fucale has been recalled by Montreal on an emergency basis.

Fucale is expected to meet the team in Newark for Tuesday's game against the New Jersey Devils. Antti Niemi missed practice on Monday for a therapy day and his availability at this time is unclear.
Mar 5 - 5:11 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have assigned Zach Fucale to the AHL.

Fucale had been serving as Montreal's backup goaltender while both Carey Price and Al Montoya are out with injuries. The Canadiens picked up Antti Niemi off waivers Tuesday, so Fucale was no longer needed on the roster.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 12:23:00 AM

Zach Fucale has been summoned on an emergency basis.

Montreal was without Carey Price (lower body) and now Al Montoya (upper body) is also sidelined. Charlie Lindgren has been looking good lately so the Canadiens will likely lean on him while Fucale will serve as the backup goaltender. It's not clear when Price or Montoya will be back.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 12:23:00 PM

Zach Fucale has been recalled by Montreal.

He was sent to Laval of the AHL over the weekend, but is back up with the Canadiens because of an injury to Charlie Lindgren.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 12:44:00 PM

Zach Fucale has been returned to the minors.

He was called up on an emergency basis on Tuesday night after Al Montoya was injured. He will get back to playing in the minors, as Charlie Lindgren will join the Canadiens in his place.
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 12:23:00 PM

Zach Fucale has been summoned from the minors on an emergency basis.

He will serve as Montreal's backup goalie on Tuesday night. Al Montoya was injured during the morning skate.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 12:04:00 PM

Zach Fucale has been assigned to the AHL's St. John's IceCaps.

He is expected to face plenty of competition for playing time with Mike Condon and Charlie Lindgren also slated to start the season in the minors. The Canadiens also demoted Justin Baker, Jérémie Blain, Tim Bozon, David Broll, Mathieu Coderre-Gagnon, Connor Crisp, Philip DeSimone, Josiah Didier, Markus Eisenschmid, Bobby Farnham, Max Friberg, Joel Hanley, Ryan Johnston, Brett Lernout, Mark MacMillan, Stefano Momesso, Thomas Parisi, Philip Samuelsson, Dalton Thrower and Yannick Veilleux to the AHL.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 09:54:00 AM

Zach Fucale took responsibility for Montreal's 4-3 loss to Toronto in Saturday's rookie tournament game.

Fucale allowed the game-winning goal to sneak between his body and his left arm. "I’ll take the blame for that one," said Fucale. "The guys showed a lot of character to come back and I made the mistake. There were some good things and there are some things I have to work on." The Canadiens will expect better from the 21-year-old, who's entering his second year of professional hockey. With Carey Price, Al Montoya, Mike Condon and Charlie Lindgren ahead of him on the depth chart, don't expect Fucale to suit up in any NHL games this season.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 11:10:00 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have returned netminder Zachary Fucale to AHL St. John's.

The 20-year-old Fucale hasn't, and isn't expected to, see any NHL ice this season. Fucale has surrendered 36 goals during his 12 games with St. John's, though he's still 7-2-2 with his .907 save percentage. He also, somehow, has a trio of assists.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Montreal has called up netminder Zachary Fucale.

Dustin Tokarski had been serving as Mike Condon's backup, but now that role will go to Fucale. He has posted a 7-2-2 record with St. John's of the AHL this season along with a 3.12 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 05:21:00 PM

With Carey Price impeding the ultimate goal of being a No. 1 goalie in mind, Montreal Canadiens prospect Zachary Fucale is wise to take the patient approach he's claiming.

He told that he's comfortable biding his time in striving for his dream of playing at the top level, whether that means it happens at age "18 or 30." He's already 20, but he merely needs to look at Carey Price pushing Jose Theodore as an example of how things can change for goalies. That doesn't mean it will be easy, however.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Zachary Fucale's contract carries an average annual value of $685,000.

The Canadiens took him in the second round of the 2013 draft and inked him to a three-year, entry-level deal Saturday. Fucale had a 2.35 goals-against average and .909 save percentage in the QMJHL last season.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 09:54:00 PM

Montreal has signed Zachary Fucale to a three-year, entry level contract.

He was selected in the second round, 36th overall, by the Canadiens in the 2013 draft after helping the Halifax Mooseheads win the Memorial Cup.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Zachary Fucale is enjoying the experience of participating in Team Canada's summer junior development camp.

"It's fun to be part of the big stage like this," Fucale told The Canadian Press. "The difference between the under-18 team and the junior team is huge. You feel it right away. The (intra-squad) game today was really intense. I can't wait to go to Lake Placid and play against other countries." He will probably be competing for a starting job with Team Canada at their evaluation camp for the world junior tournament. Fucale won the Memorial Cup championship last season with Halifax and he was drafted in the second round by Montreal this past June.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Jacob De La Rose
4Byron Froese
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Paul Byron
4Charles Hudon
5Daniel Carr
6Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Logan Shaw
5Ales Hemsky
6Nikita Scherbak
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Jordie Benn
4Karl Alzner
5David Schlemko
6Mike Reilly
7Noah Juulsen
8Victor Mete
G1Carey Price
2Antti Niemi