Player News - Canadiens

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Jacob De La Rose's recently inked one-way contract is worth $725,000.

De La Rose's entry level deal came with a $925,000 annual cap hit, but only if he played in the NHL. This contract being one-way means that he'll earn the same amount even if he ends up spending part or all of the season in the minors. He was taken with the 34th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, but he has a lot to prove. He had no points in nine games with Montreal in 2016-17 as well as 31 points in 62 AHL contests.
Jun 29 - 4:42 AM

Jacob De La Rose has inked a one-year, one-way contract with Montreal.

De La Rose suited up in just nine games with the Canadiens in 2016-17 and he didn't produce a point. In 62 games with St. John's of the AHL, he had 14 goals and 17 assists.
Jun 28 - 12:19 PM

Alexander Radulov has reportedly heard from 10-11 teams prior to the opening of free agency on Saturday.

Radulov isn't planning to visit any other cities at this time. Montreal is still in the mix to keep him, but there is interest from other squads.
Jun 27 - 6:09 PM

Stefan Matteau won't get a qualifying offer from the Montreal Canadiens.

Matteau spent the entire 2016-17 with the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL. He generated 12 goals, 25 points and 122 penalty minutes in 67 games. Matteau will be able to test the open market on July 1.
Jun 26 - 4:27 PM

Montreal selected Cayden Primeau in the seventh round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Primeau is committed to play for Northeastern University in 2017-18. He is the son of former NHLer Keith Primeau. Primeau had a 3.16 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage in 30 games with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL last season
Jun 26 - 11:07 AM

Andrei Markov is reportedly looking for a two-year deal from the Montreal Canadiens.

Markov will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st unless the two sides can get something done before then. The 38-year-old is closer to the end of his career than the beginning, but he showed that he's still capable of being a top four defenseman in the NHL. Markov had six goals and 36 points while averaging 21:50 of ice time in 62 games last season. A multi-year deal with a 38-year-old is always risky, but it might be in Montreal's best interest to get this done.
Jun 24 - 1:10 PM

The Montreal Canadiens selected Josh Brook in the second round (56th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

After trading away Nathan Beaulieu and Mikhail Sergachev last week, the Canadiens needed to add a young defenseman. Brook has shown that he’s capable of doing a lot of things well. He can skate, he can carry the puck up the ice and he has good hockey IQ, but the knock of him is that he doesn’t do one thing in elite fashion. He might not be as flashy as a guy like a P.K. Subban, but teams are always in the market for a defenseman that goes about his job quietly. Brook still managed to put up a solid eight goals and 40 points in 69 games with the WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors.
Jun 24 - 10:53 AM

The Montreal Canadiens believe their 2017 first-round pick, Ryan Poehling, has offensive upside.

Some have questioned whether or not Poehling will be able to create offense at the next level, but the Canadiens feel strongly that he will be able to do so. "He’s coming from high school hockey and he’s playing with grown men," GM Marc Bergevin said. "He ran up numbers in high school, but in college he started slowly and then picked up in the second half and our scouts feel he has an upside offensively." As the youngest player in college hockey last season, Poehling had seven goals and six assists in 35 games.
Jun 24 - 8:54 AM

The Montreal Canadiens selected Ryan Poehling with the 25th overall pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft Friday night.

Poehling shows signs of having good offensive instincts, but that didn’t translate into points at the college level last season. He had seven goals and six assists in 35 games at St. Cloud State in 2016-17, but scouts still believe he’s capable enough to develop into solid offensive option at the next level. On the plus side, he produced four goals and two assists in four games for Team USA at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament. It’ll be interesting to see how his offensive game develops over the next few seasons. Look for him to go back to St. Cloud State next year. Eventually, Poehling could be the big centre the Habs have needed for some time.
Jun 23 - 9:32 PM

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin confirmed that he won't be re-signing Nikita Nesterov.

This follows a report that Nesterov wouldn't receive a qualifying offer, which makes him an unrestricted free agent. He had four goals and 17 points in 48 games with Tampa Bay and Montreal last season.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 22 - 7:01 PM

The Montreal Canadiens don't plan on re-signing Brian Flynn.

Flynn will become an unrestricted free agent now that he's completed his two-year, $1.9 million contract. He had six goals and 10 points in 51 contests in 2016-17.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 22 - 6:59 PM

Dwight King won't be offered a new contract by the Montreal Canadiens.

King has completed a three-year, $5,850,000 deal and will test the free agent waters. He had nine goals and 16 points in 80 games between Los Angeles and Montreal in 2016-17. Montreal gave Los Angeles a conditional fourth round draft pick in exchange for King that would have become a third-round pick had they opted to re-sign King.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 22 - 6:58 PM

Alexander Radulov reportedly asked the Montreal Canadiens for a six-year, $42 million contract.

Radulov might be making a demand like that just so that he has something to go down from, but it would be shocking if Montreal actually agreed to a contract in that ballpark. Radulov will turn 31 years old in July and while his return to the NHL this season was largely success, his 18 goals and 54 points in 76 contests weren't exactly star numbers.
Jun 22 - 5:10 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired David Schlemko from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round draft pick.

Vegas got Schlemko from San Jose in the expansion draft. The Golden Knights selected a lot of defensemen in the draft and they're now in the process of flipping some of them. Schlemko had two goals and 18 points in 62 contests while averaging 16:45 minutes last season. He's completed the first season of his four-year, $8.4 million contract.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 22 - 1:19 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have claimed David Schlemko from San Jose in the expansion draft.

Schlemko had two goals and 18 points in 62 games with San Jose while averaging 16:45 minutes per game in 2016-17. He'll be going into the second season of a four-year, $8.4 million deal.
Jun 21 - 9:40 PM


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