Player News - Canadiens

Date: Team: Pos:

Jacob Dowell has agreed to a one-year contract with the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs are the Montreal Canadiens' AHL affiliate. Dowell has 33 points in 157 career NHL games, but he has played in just three NHL contests over the last two seasons.
Jul 28 - 12:20 PM

Defenseman P.K. Subban says he would like to sign with the Montreal Canadiens long term as his arbitration hearing approaches.

"Obviously I remain adamant on remaining in Montreal and being a Montreal Canadien, and not just for a long time but hopefully for the rest of my career, and be a lifer there," Subban said. "I really enjoy playing (in Montreal)." Subban, 25, earned $3.75 million, with a $2.875 million NHL salary-cap charge, in the final season of a two-year contract. He was the NHL's fifth-highest scoring defenseman with 53 points in 82 games and led the Canadiens with 14 points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, averaging 27:26 of ice time per game. The restricted free agent and the Canadiens have an arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 1. Negotiations are ongoing.
Source: NhL.com
Jul 26 - 7:18 PM

Lars Eller and the Montreal Canadiens had been talking about a four-year deal for "quite some time."

Eller and Montreal agreed to a four-year, $14 million contract on Thursday and avoided arbitration in the process. "Many times, your salary and your expectations go hand-in-hand. I've seen that here in Montreal," Eller said. "But, I put a lot of pressure on myself, too. I think it also speaks to how much the organization believes in me. It's nice to see that they've shown that faith in me. Now, it's up to me to go out and play the best hockey that I can." Eller will certainly have higher expectations on him now. He had 26 points in 77 games last season and will need to produce more to live up to his salary.
Jul 24 - 8:32 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Lars Eller to a four-year, $14 million contract.

Eller had placed a one-year, $3.1 million contract request to an arbitrator and Montreal had countered with $1.65 million. In the end, the Canadiens were willing to give him a substantially higher cap hit than they had offered in order to lock him up. He had 26 points and 68 penalty minutes in 77 games last season, but he's capable of more than that and Montreal is likely betting on him taking a significant step forward next season.
Jul 24 - 3:21 PM

Patrice Brisebois said he left his post as the Montreal Canadiens' player development coach so that he could spend more time with his family.

"For sure, it was a big decision (to leave) and I'm fine with it, very comfortable with it," Brisebois said. "I think I made the right choice. It was a family decision." Brisebois joined the Canadiens' coaching staff in 2012 after ending his NHL career in 2009. He had 98 goals and 420 points in 1,009 NHL games before hanging up his skates.
Jul 23 - 6:54 PM

Lars Eller wants an arbitrator to award him a $3.1 million contract.

Montreal has countered with $1.65 million, so there's obviously a substantial gap between the two sides. Eller had 26 points and 68 penalty minutes in 77 games with Montreal in 2013-14.
Jul 23 - 12:55 PM

Nikita Scherbak has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with Montreal.

Scherbak was taken with the 26th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He had 28 goals and 78 points in 65 WHL games in 2013-14. He made a lot of progress last season and he'll probably return to the Saskatoon Blades for the 2014-15 campaign so that he can continue his development.
Jul 21 - 2:25 PM

Tim Bozon, who was hospitalized earlier this year with Neisseria Meningitis, will play in an Under-23 tournament that starts on July 31.

Bozon was released from the hospital in late March after coming out of a medically induced coma. He's been working on returning to professional hockey ever since and was able to begin skating in June.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 18 - 12:13 PM

Patrice Brisebois has left his post as player development coach with the Montreal Canadiens.

The Canadiens said Brisebois decided to step aside for family reasons. Brisebois ended his NHL career in 2009 and began to serve as the Canadiens' player development coach in June 2012.
Jul 18 - 9:29 AM

P.K. Subban's arbitration hearing is scheduled for August 1.

Since the Montreal Canadiens signed Subban to a two-year, $5.75 million, he has won the Norris Trophy and enjoyed a 53-point campaign. Regardless of whether or not this makes it to arbitration, Subban should cash in big this summer.
Source: TSN.ca
Jul 9 - 4:26 PM

Lars Eller's arbitration date is scheduled for July 25.

Eller has completed his two-year, $2.65 million contract. He had 12 goals and 26 points in 77 games in 2013-14.
Source: TSN.ca
Jul 9 - 4:25 PM

P.K. Subban has filed for salary arbitration.

That means he cannot accept an offer sheet from another club and the team has choice of one- or two-year award. The two sides will continue to work on a new contract before his hearing, which doesn't have date scheduled yet. Subban scored 10 goals and 53 points in 82 games last season. He also had five markers and 14 points in 17 playoff contests.
Jul 5 - 6:04 PM

Lars Eller was one of 20 players who filed for salary arbitration before Saturday's deadline.

He produced 12 goals and 26 points in 77 games. Eller had a great start to the year, but he his point production fell off dramatically as the year progressed. He managed to rebound in the playoffs with 13 points in 17 matches.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 5:58 PM

Ryan White is waiting for his next opportunity after the Canadiens cut him loose.

"My agent is doing most of the due diligence. I'm waiting by the phone and seeing what's going on," said White. "As of now, we're just patiently waiting to see what the best opportunity is going to be." He said some teams have kicked the tires, but nothing appears to be imminent. White also might see what offers he can get from European clubs or from the KHL as well.
Jul 5 - 1:09 PM

Mike Weaver's one-year salary is the most lucrative deal he has received in his soon-to-be 13-year career.

He re-signed with Montreal for $1.75 million. Weaver had one goal, 13 points and 128 blocks in 72 games last season between the Florida Panthers and the Canadiens.
Jul 5 - 1:00 PM


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