Player News - Canadiens

Date: Team: Pos:

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Christian Thomas to a one-year, two-way deal.

Thomas had a goal in 18 contests with Montreal last season. He also had 11 goals and 22 points in 52 games in 2014-15.
Jul 2 - 10:34 AM

Zack Kassian openly admits that he had more to give than he did with the Vancouver Canucks and aims for more consistency in Montreal.

"I need to find consistency," Kassian told TSN. "Honestly, after spending 3 1/2 years, four years in the League I know what I have to do to be the player I need to be. This summer I'm really taking strides forward. Coming into next year I want to have a big year." Kassian, 24, had 10 goals and 16 points in 42 games for the Canucks last season. In 2013-14 he set career-highs with 14 goals and 29 points in 73 games. He's at the put up or shut stage of his career and it seems the Canucks lost patience with him. We'll see if a fresh start in Montreal changes his fate.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 2 - 1:30 AM

Mark Barberio has signed with the Montreal Canadiens for one-year, $600K.

Still just 25-years-old, Barberio played just 101 games for Tampa Bay over the past two seasons. He tallied six goals and 17 points with 44 PIMs over that time.
Jul 1 - 6:42 PM

Zack Kassian has been traded to Montreal, along with a fifth-round pick, in exchange for Brandon Prust.

Kassian generated 10 goals and 16 points in 42 games with Vancouver last season. He also added 81 penalty minutes and 88 hits. He sat out the last 14 games of the year and the playoffs with a back injury.
Jul 1 - 2:36 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed defenseman Greg Pateryn to a two-year extension.

Pateryn played 17 games this season with Montreal and 53 games with their Hamilton AHL affiliate. He has little if any fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 1 - 1:36 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed Brian Flynn to a two-year/$1.9 million contract.

Flynn was due to become a restricted free agent on Wednesday. He played well in the playoffs for the Habs with three points in six games but is more of a depth forward for Montreal. He had five goals and 17 points in 63 games last season so we really cannot recommend him in fantasy pools.
Jun 30 - 3:07 PM

Mark Barberio will be an unrestricted free agent Wednesday after he didn't get a qualifying offer from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Danick Gauthier, Cody Kunyk, Dan Milan and Dalton Smith were the lesser known players who didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Bolts. Barberio dressed in 52 games during the regular season, but he played in just one playoff contest during Tampa Bay's run that ended in the Stanley Cup Final.
Jun 29 - 3:32 PM

The Montreal Canadiens won't make Eric Tangradi a qualifying offer.

The Canadiens acquired Tangradi from the Jets for backup goalie Peter Budaj. The 26-year-old played in seven games with the Habs but he didn't post a single point during that stint. Tangradi has an intriguing combination of size and skill but he just hasn't been able to put it together at the NHL level.
Jun 28 - 5:05 PM

The Montreal Canadiens will not make Drayson Bowman a qualifying offer.

That means that Bowman will become an unrestricted free-agent. The 26-year-old played in just three games with the Canadiens this year and he didn't register any points. He did score 14 goals and 33 points in the AHL with the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Jun 28 - 5:01 PM

The Montreal Canadiens are reportedly closing in on a bridge deal with restricted free-agent Alex Galchenyuk.

The 21-year-old has had some ups and downs in his first three NHL seasons, but he did manage to hit the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career in 2014-15. It will be interesting to see how much money and term Galchenyuk will end up with on his upcoming deal.
Jun 28 - 1:12 PM

The Montreal Canadiens selected Swedish center Lukas Vejdemo in the third round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Vejdemo is a big center with some two-way upside to his game. "He had a broken leg and he missed most of the season," said Canadiens vice-president of player development Trevor Timmins. "I have to give our Swedish scout, Christer Rockstrom, credit for hauling me over to Sweden in April to watch him play in the Swedish junior championship where he was the most valuable player."
Jun 28 - 10:02 AM

Despite rumors to the contrary, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin expects to re-sign RFA forward Alex Galchenyuk.

"We’re fine with the cap, we have no problem with the money, we’re good. We’ll sign Chucky and move on," Bergevin said. The Canadiens have $4.925M left under the cap, without many slots to fill. It's reasonable to presume a trade to clear some space may occur, but that may be more to create extra breathing room under the ceiling. After all Galchenyuk has just 104 points over his first three seasons and 193 games, and he's coming off a cap hit of just $925K.
Jun 27 - 9:45 PM

Noah Juulsen has been selected by the Montreal Canadiens with the 26th overall pick in the 2015 draft.

Going into the 2014-15 campaign, Juulsen had already shown that he was capable of playing a responsible defensive game, but he made great strides at the other end of the ice with nine goals and 52 points in 68 contests. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound defenseman still has a lot of growing to do with the puck though. He has demonstrated some offensive creativity, but he'll be expected to show growth and be smarter in that regard as well as quicker on the transition when he's carrying the puck. That being said, he's capable of being a leader on the ice and he's willing to play a gritty game. There's certainly enough there to make him worth keeping in the back of your mind even if he's likely at least a couple years away from being an NHL regular.
Jun 26 - 10:00 PM

Carey Price cleaned up at the NHL Awards on Wednesday night.

He became the first goaltender since Dominik Hasek in 1998 to win the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player, Vezina Trophy as the best goaltender and the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player as voted by his peers. Price also added the William H. Jennings Trophy for the best goals-against average, which he shares with Chicago's Corey Crawford, to his trophy case. He is the first goalie in NHL history to capture all four awards. The voting wasn't even close for the Vezina, Hart and Lindsay awards. Price was a star in the 2014-15 season and was certainly deserving of the accolades he received.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 25 - 10:19 AM

Carey Price added to his night's collection of trophies by also taking home the Hart Memorial Trophy on Wednesday night.

The NHL's version of the MVP award, it's given "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team" as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. This is the first time a goaltender won the Hart since Jose Theodore won it in 2002 also for Montreal. Price meanwhile finishes the evening with four awards, Ted Lindsay, Vezina, William Jennings (shared with Chicago's Corey Crawford for fewest goals allowed), and the Hart. Wow.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 24 - 9:17 PM


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