Latendresse takes part in Tournée des joueurs

Guillaume Latendresse is hungry for some hockey: He's keeping busy during the NHL lockout, joining a number of other mostly Quebec-born NHL players for a charity tour.

Signed this summer as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators and looking to reinvigorate his career, Guillaume Latendresse isn't taking it easy during the NHL lockout. He's one of 20 NHLers (most of whom are from Quebec) taking part in the Tournée des joueurs, a series of games in Quebec cities that will raise funds for a few different charities, including Les Petits Trésors and others.

In the first game of the series on Thursday night, Latendresse scored one goal for the Montreal team, who won 7-4 over the Quebec team. More than 1200 fans were at that first game in Châteauguay, and tickets were $20 each. Although the uncertain timeline of the lockout has prevented too much advance scheduling, another game is slated to take place on Oct. 4 at LP Gaucher Arena in Saint-Hyacinthe, with a third game expected at Palais des sports in Sherbrooke, according to QMI. The first game was broadcast on TVA, so you might be able to watch the other games on TV or online if you look hard enough.

The tour, similar to the McDonald's Caravan tour run in the 2004-05 lockout, was initiated by Maxime Talbot and Bruno Gervais. NHLers taking part were broken down into two teams:

Marc-Andre Fleury (G)
Josh Gorges (D)
Andrei Markov (D)
Bruno Gervais (D)
Jason Pominville (F)
Maxime Talbot (F)
Mathieu Darche (F)
Steve Bégin (F)
Alexandre Burrows (F)
Colby Armstrong (F)
Brian Gionta (F)
Derick Brassard (F)
Guillaume Latendresse (F)

Corey Crawford (G)
Marc-Edouard Vlasic (D)
Francis Bouillon (D)
Roman Hamrlik (D)
David Desharnais (F)
Steve Bernier (F)
Simon Gagne (F)
David Perron (F)
Mathieu Perreault (F)
Benoit Pouliot (F)
Lars Eller (F)
Travis Moen (F)
Brandon Prust (F)

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