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Alexander Radulov | Winger | #47

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (15) / NAS
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Alexander Radulov is projected to start the 2016-17 season alongside Tomas Plekanec and Andrew Shaw on the second line.
If that is a combination that sticks then Radulov and Plekanec have the potential to provide the Canadiens with some secondary scoring. Radulov should also get plenty of power-play action, so 50-60 points is a possibility. Sep 21 - 10:41 AM

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Alexander Radulov signed with the Montreal Canadiens because he wants to win.

Radulov is back after a stint in the KHL. The 30-year-old admitted that he's more mature than he was during his last stint in the NHL and that the only thing he wants to do is win. "The first goal is I want to win," Radulov said. "I want to win every night. It doesn’t matter who’s going to score and put up the points; we want to win. It’s a team game and I think if the team is going to be successful, everyone will be successful. Marc [Bergevin] was saying it’s a special place to play," said Radulov. "I hate losing. I hate when something goes not our way. I just want to win and I think this is the place and I’m ready for it." If there's one team that needs an offensive boost, it's Montreal. If Radulov can stay out of trouble, he has the potential to hit the 70-point mark.
Aug 22 - 3:49 PM

Alexander Radulov left money on the table so that he could make his way back to the NHL.

In a Q&A with Russia's Sports Express, Radulov said he had interest from Montreal, New Jersey, Florida and Detroit, but it was CSKA (KHL) that offered him the most money. The 30-year-old decided to sign with the Canadiens and believes they're capable of winning a lot of games. "Look at the Habs now," said Radulov. "We have the best goalie in the world (Carey Price) and also we've got the world's best defender (Shea Weber) this summer." If Radulov comes to the NHL with the right attitude, he could potentially hit the 70-point mark in 2016-17.
Aug 15 - 9:41 AM

Alexander Radulov is having some issues with his work visa, so he will continue to skate in Moscow for the time being.

Training camps open in September so he still has plenty of time to get his paperwork in order. Radulov inked a one-year deal with Montreal on the first day of free agency with the hope that he can provide the team with some much-needed secondary scoring.
Aug 12 - 4:09 PM

Newly-acquired Montreal defenseman Shea Weber believes Alexander Radulov has matured since he last played in the NHL.

Radulov and Weber were teammates in Nashville when the former was a bit of trouble off the ice. However, Weber told Montreal GM Marc Bergevin that the issues Radulov had were not character ones but of imaturity. "It wasn’t a character issue," said Bergevin. "He was 21, 22 and now he’s married with a kid and he’s almost 30." The Habs are hoping to strike gold here and given that Radulov's contract is only for one season, the risk is limited. Radulov was one of the more talented players available in free agency. If he is truly reformed, the Habs may have really improved their foward ranks.
Jul 2 - 10:55 AM

Alexander Radulov addressed the curfew incident after signing a one-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

Back in 2012 while playing for Nashville in the playoffs, Radulov was suspended by the team for breaking curfew. That incident is part of the reason why there's questions about whether Radulov will be a problem off the ice. "I made a mistake," Radulov said. "I'm not trying to say I wasn't doing it or it wasn't my mistake. Yes, I did it and it's real life. Time goes by and you look [back] at some things and what should have done, what should have not done and you realize some things. I completely know what I'm doing right now and I know what I want and I know how to do this." Radulov has tremendous offensive ability, as he's demonstrated in the KHL. If that translates well to the NHL and he stays out of trouble, then his next contract could be very lucrative. If nothing else, Montreal has limited its risk by signing him to just a one-year deal.
Jul 1 - 5:02 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Alexander Radulov to a one-year/$5.75 million deal.

Wow! The highly skilled and elite forward has plied his trade in the KHL for most of the last eight seasons and he is a goal scorer but his lack of effort at times could be a problem for the Canadiens. He has had 47 goals and 136 points in 99 games over the last two seasons in the KHL so the Habs are relying on his offensive prowess to lift the team to the playoffs as he is definitely a top-six forward. He should be drafted in the sixth or seventh round in most pools.
Jul 1 - 1:50 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have reportedly signed Alexander Radulov.

Take this with a grain of salt as nothing is official. Radulov has the potential to be a great offensive asset to any team that signs him, but he's also a risky one. Just how big of a gamble he is though comes down to his contract. If the Canadiens have signed him and got him to agree to a one-year deal, then at least they've minimized their risk.
Jul 1 - 11:07 AM

Alexander Radulov has reportedly signed a contract with KHL Salavat.

Radulov made it clear that he was hoping to come back to the NHL in 2016-17, but it appears as though his asking price was just too high. According to another report earlier this month, the 29-year-old was looking for a two-year contract worth $15 million to return to the NHL. No team was willing to bring him into the fold at that price. Radulov last played in the NHL with Nashville during the 2011-2012 season. Salavat's general manager has since denied the report.
Jun 26 - 11:00 AM

Alexander Radulov is reportedly seeking a two-year, $15 million contract to play in the NHL.

Radulov had 23 goals and 65 points in 53 KHL contests in 2015-16. In a best case scenario, he might actually be worth that high asking price based on his offensive capabilities. However, it would be surprising to see an NHL team agree to those terms given the risk associated with a 30-year-old (as of July) forward who has spent the vast majority of the last eight seasons in Europe. On top that, he had an off-ice incident in his last stint with the Nashville Predators in 2012, so that just adds another element of risk to signing him. Maybe a team will be willing to pay him that kind of annual salary for a one-year deal, but committing to a second season might be a sticking point.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 4 - 6:28 PM

The Detroit Red Wings reportedly have interest in signing Alexander Radulov.

In order to limit the risk associated with Radulov though, the Red Wings reportedly only want to agree to a one-year deal. Radulov's offensive talent is clear, but Detroit's concerns lie with his off-ice demeanor. A previous report also brought up the New York Rangers as a potential suitor for Radulov.
Source: MLive.com
Jun 3 - 8:59 AM

The New York Post is reporting that the Rangers are 'doing their due diligence' on unrestricted free agent Alexander Radulov.

Radulov is a world class talent but his off-ice 'problems' will make most teams wary about signing him. Radulov was selected 15th overall in 2004 by Nashville but bolted "Music City" after a couple of seasons to play in his home country of Russia. He returned briefly four seasons ago to Nashville for 17 games including eight in the playoffs but got into some off-ice problems and returned to the KHL where he has been a star offensively. Stay tuned as rumors persist that Radulov wants to return to the NHL at the age of 29.
May 14 - 6:20 AM

It would appear that Alexander Radulov is "leaning" towards returning to the NHL.

The on-again, off-again scorer is considering multiple offers including a multi-year offer from CSKA. While there's no indication with whom Radulov appears to be nearing an agreement with, his preferred timeline at least appears to be sooner rather than later.
May 7 - 3:02 PM

Don't be surprised if Detroit goes after free agent Alexander Radulov this off-season.

Radulov apparently wants to come back to the NHL after a number of season in the KHL. Detroit and Colorado are two of the teams on the list of clubs he wants to talk to. The Red Wings may have the cash to sign Radulov to a short-term deal if they can move the contract ($7.5 million) of Pavel Datsyuk, who is almost certain to retire.
Apr 30 - 9:50 AM

Alexander Radulov intends to play in the NHL next season.

Radulov is coming off a season where he scored 23 goals and 65 points in 53 KHL contests. His last NHL comeback attempt with Nashville didn't go well as he was suspended for breaking curfew, but given his level of offensive talent, there has to be teams willing to roll the dice on him.
Apr 29 - 5:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Phillip Danault
4Daniel Carr
5Bobby Farnham
6Martin Reway
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Radulov
3Torrey Mitchell
4Paul Byron
5Sven Andrighetto
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Greg Pateryn
7Mark Barberio
8Zach Redmond
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya