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Jeff Petry | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 198
College: Michigan State University
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Jeff Petry didn't need long to come to like playing in Montreal.
Montreal acquired Petry from Edmonton on March 2 and signed him to a six-year, $33 million extension on Tuesday. "From the day I got there, to the playoffs, the environment at the Bell Centre, the players in the locker room and the organization just being first-class. It was a real eye-opener. It all played a big part in my ultimately signing the deal," Petry said. With him under contract, Montreal has now locked up three defensemen through at least the 2017-18 campaign, including P.K. Subban and Alexei Emelin. Jun 3 - 10:57 AM

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Some details of Jeff Petry's new contract have been released.

Petry will receive a modified no-trade clause along with his $5.5M cap hit. However his salary will be $7M for 2015-16 and 2016-17. Then his salary will drop to $6M and $5M the following two seasons before finishing at just $4M in 2019-20 and 2020-21.
Jun 2 - 7:59 PM

Jeff Petry has re-signed with Montreal for six-years and $33M, making his cap hit just $5.5M per season. He also holds a partial no-trade clause.

Petry came over from the Edmonton Oilers at the trade deadline for a second and fourth round pick in the 2015 Entry Draft. The 27 year old put up 10 points in 31 games after the trade for Montreal, including the playoffs. For his career, Petry has 20 goals and 81 points in 314 career games thus far. For what it's worth, Petry now carries a cap hit similar to Brooks Orpik, Dan Giardi, and Duncan Keith.
Jun 2 - 6:20 PM

The Montreal Canadiens consider re-signing Jeff Petry a priority.

Petry is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He had seven goals and 22 points in 78 contests with Edmonton and Montreal in 2014-15. He also averaged 22:11 minutes per game during his 19-contest regular season stint with the Canadiens. He's in line to get a decent raise on the open market after earning $3,075,000 in 2014-15.
May 15 - 12:55 PM

Montreal may not be able to retain the services of Jeff Petry, who is a pending unrestricted free agent.

He is sure to attract attention on the open market and his contract demands could exceed what the Canadiens are willing to offer. Montreal would like to keep him on the roster, as he performed well after he was a trade deadline pickup from Edmonton.
May 14 - 11:25 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have hit nine goalposts in their second round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Canadiens hit three posts in Game Five on Saturday, but they still managed to pull out a tight 2-1 victory. Montreal hasn't had a lot of puck luck in the series but momentum is slowly shifting in their way. Tampa Bay still leads the best-of-seven series 3-2 with Game Six going Tuesday night in Tampa.
May 10 - 10:37 AM

Jeff Petry popped his second goal in three games when he made it 4-0 Montreal, while on the power play, during their 6-2 Game Four win over Tampa Bay.

Petry has been a solid contributor to Montreal since coming over from Edmonton at the trade deadline. Through 29 combined games, he's scored five goals and nine points. Pretty good considering he'd scored four goals and 15 points in 59 games with Edmonton prior to the trade.
May 7 - 11:39 PM

Jeff Petry scored a goal in Montreal’s 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Petry opened the scoring in the first period, as his wrist shot found its way behind Ben Bishop. The goal was Petry’s first career NHL playoff goal. The free agent to be has had a strong playoff in 2015 and he will definitely be able to break the bank if he hits free agency in July. The Canadiens have now dropped the first two games of the series (at home), and they will have their work cut out for them as the series heads back to Tampa Bay.
May 3 - 8:49 PM

Jeff Petry left Friday night's game late in the first period after blocking a Jason Garrison shot with his foot.

Garrison can really fire the puck and it looked as if Petry had really injured himself. However, luckily for the Canadiens, Petry was able to return for the second period and finish the game. We assume he will be fine for Sunday's contest.
May 2 - 10:44 AM

Jeff Petry notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's overtime win over Detroit.

He is riding a six-game point streak over which he has generated three goals and four assists. Petry had 15 points in 59 games with the Edmonton Oilers before being traded to Montreal.
Apr 10 - 9:58 AM

Jeff Petry has scored a goal in three consecutive games.

Petry had just four goals all season when the Canadiens acquired him from Edmonton in March. The 27-year-old has been a solid addition to the team and the fact that he is chipping in offensively is an added bonus. Petry has three goals, four points and a plus-3 rating in his last four contests. He's played over 20 minutes in 14 of 16 games since joining the Habs.
Apr 5 - 10:04 AM

Jeff Petry picked up his seventh goal of the season Friday night as the Devils beat the Canadiens 3-2 in a shootout.

Petry now has three goals and an assist in 16 games played since being traded from Edmonton to Montreal and has seven goals and 19 points overall. Tomas Plekanec netted his 23rd goal of the season as the other goal scorer Friday night.
Apr 3 - 10:12 PM

Jeff Petry recorded his first goal as a Canadien on Monday night, however it wasn't enough as Montreal fell to Tampa Bay 5-3.

It was a pretty goal too as he zipped one through a crowd. Petry also recorded a minor, a hit, and a block during his 18:02 of ice time. He now has two points in 14 games with Montreal, and 17 points in 73 combined games with Edmonton and now Montreal.
Mar 31 - 12:15 AM

Jeff Petry will be back in the Montreal lineup Saturday night against the Sharks.

He missed the Habs' last game with the flu. Nathan Beaulieu, who subbed in for Petry, will sit this one out.
Mar 21 - 11:40 AM

Jeff Petry (flu), Sergei Gonchar, and Mike Weaver will be scratched against Carolina on Thursday night.

Through his first nine games with the Canadiens, Petry has no points, 20 blocks, and 28 hits. For the season, he's recorded 15 points, 77 blocks, and 101 hits through 68 games including his time with the Oilers. Gonchar meanwhile has 13 points, 45 hits, and 70 blocks through 47 games. All but three of which have been with the Canadiens.
Mar 19 - 7:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Jacob De La Rose
4Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Dale Weise
3Zack Kassian
4Alexander Semin
5Devante Smith-Pelly
6Torrey Mitchell
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Mark Barberio
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski