Player News - Canadiens

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Montreal has been talking contract with Andrew Shaw and a new deal may be reached soon.

TSN's Darren Dreger said a five to seven year extension could be agreed to in the "days ahead." Shaw was acquired at the 2016 NHL Draft by the Canadiens in exchange for the 39th and 45th overall picks. He is currently a restricted free agent.
Jun 25 - 6:08 PM

Victor Mete has been chosen by the Montreal Canadiens with the 100th selection in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Victor Mete comes in as one of the most accomplished of all draftees with a Memorial Cup and the OHL championship under his belt, which goes along with gold at the Ivan Hlinka. The 18-year-old's statline of eight goals and 38 points in 64 games during the regular season, plus four more goals and 11 points on way to the championship, illustrates his ability to play his best games at the most important times. Mete's tenacity, awareness, poise and speed compliment his quality all-around play, which is only undermined by his 5'10" and 175 lbs frame. Mete won't be a cornerstone piece for any NHL franchise, but he’s exactly the type all successful teams need to fill out their second tier.
Jun 25 - 1:27 PM

Montreal GM Marc Bergevin is thrilled to have Andrew Shaw on board.

Shaw was acquired in a trade from the Blackhawks for two draft picks just as Friday's entry draft got under way. "Andrew Shaw has played five seasons in the NHL and he’s won two Stanley Cups. We talked a lot about helping out our dressing room with character guys, and that’s one of the reasons why it was important to go out and get a player of his caliber. He’s got many good attributes on the ice and off it," said Bergevin. "He knows what it takes to win. He’s scored big goals during the playoffs, and he reminds me a little bit of Brendan Gallagher. He takes guys into battle with him. I feel like our fans will appreciate him." Shaw will certainly play in the Habs' top nine and will get plenty of power-play ice time.
Jun 25 - 10:14 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have selected Mikhail Sergachev with the ninth overall pick.

Mikhail Sergachev certainly had scouts interested because of his tremendous upside. Described as a tenacious and diligent defender with more than enough ability to fill the net from the blue line, what gives onlookers pause seems only to lie between the ears. Whether he appears disengaged or a step-behind mentally, the 18-year-old already has a man's body at 6'2" and 210 lbs. It's worth noting that Sergachev posted 17 goals and 57 points for Windsor (OHL) over 67 games, where he also posted two goals and five points for them in the playoffs in five games last season. His phenomenal season also earned him OHL Defenseman of the Year honor.
Jun 24 - 8:19 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Andrew Shaw for the 39th and 45th overall picks in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Shaw is eligible to become a restricted free agent on July 1. There was a time when it looked like Chicago would be able to re-sign him given that the Blackhawks freed some cap space by dealing Bryan Bickell to Carolina. However, it came out Friday afternoon that Shaw is reportedly seeking an average annual salary of $4.5 million, which likely priced Chicago out. He had 14 goals and 34 points in 78 games in 2015-16.
Jun 24 - 7:26 PM

Andrew Shaw is reportedly looking for a contract that will pay him at least $4.5 million annually.

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman recently seemed upbeat about the contract negotiations with Shaw, but if that's really the salary that he's looking for then it wouldn't be surprising to see Chicago trade him. Shaw, who is set to become a restricted free agent, had 14 goals and 34 points in 78 games last season.
Jun 24 - 4:50 PM

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin insists he's not shopping P.K. Subban.

"I never shopped P.K. Subban," Bergevin said. "I never had, I’m not now. But I can’t help teams from calling me." That's an important distinction to make because the reports surrounding Subban aren't that the Habs are shopping him, it's that there's been an increased push from other teams to acquire him. Subban's no-movement clause kicks in on July 1, so if another team had aspirations to pry the start defenseman away from Montreal, now is the time to do it.
Jun 24 - 11:05 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks seem optimistic as they negotiate a new contract with Andrew Shaw.

"We’ve had some good discussions with his agent, so that’s ongoing. And we’re trying to get something done. That’s how I can characterize it right now," Hawks GM Stan Bowman said. "There are a lot of things we’re working through and that’s certainly one of them." Shaw had 14 goals and 34 points in 78 games last season. He's eligible to become a restricted free agent in July.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 24 - 8:46 AM

P.K. Subban isn't worried about the trade rumors focused on him.

There's reportedly been increased chatter surrounding Subban as we near July 1 when his no-movement clause would kick in. The Canadiens aren't actively shopping him, but by the sounds of things there will be attempts to pry him away."I’m never concerned," Subban said. "I’ve got a lot of things I’m doing in the off-season. My job is to prepare for the season. That’s all I can control. I never get nervous, I never get concerned about rumors or what people say. If I did that I’d be wasting a lot of energy. At the end of the day, I love playing for Montreal. I love the city. Not much else for me to do other than train and enjoy my summer. I can’t wait to go to Europe."
Jun 23 - 8:51 AM

There has reportedly been an influx of teams inquiring about P.K. Subban.

That's not to say that the Canadiens are shopping around Subban, just that there's plenty of interest in him. The fact that other teams would be interested in adding an elite defenseman isn't news, but the reason why this is coming up now is because Subban's no-movement clause kicks in on July 1. So if the Canadiens were to be tempted by an offer, now is the time for other franchises to make it.
Jun 22 - 3:16 PM

Carey Price is completely over his knee injury.

Price was limited to just 12 games and didn't play past Nov. 25 due to the injury. Montreal was 17-4-2 through Nov. 25, but still ended up missing the playoffs without him. If he stays healthy in 2016-17, Price should be one of the league's top goaltenders.
Jun 22 - 2:03 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Joel Hanley to a one-year, two-way deal.

Hanley had six assists in 10 games with Montreal in 2015-16. He also had five goals and 13 points in 64 AHL contests.
Jun 22 - 1:20 PM

Montreal Canadiens COO Kevin Gilmore is leaving the franchise.

This decision was apparently part of an understanding that Gilmore had with Canadiens owner Geoff Molson when Gilmore first joined the organization in April 2011. Gilmore will continue to act as a consultant for the Canadiens for the next few months.
Jun 16 - 9:24 AM

Andrew Shaw is expected to be re-signed by Chicago, according to a source.

The Blackhawks traded Bryan Bickell's contract to Carolina on Wednesday and the extra cash should help them keep Shaw in the fold. The final cap number for next season still has to be determined before something is finalized, though.
Jun 15 - 5:01 PM

Andrew Shaw and the Blackhawks are still discussing a new contract.

Chicago is still waiting to see what the salary cap is going to look like. Shaw is eligible for restricted free agency in July and both sides would like to work something out to keep him with the Blackhawks.
Jun 13 - 2:18 PM


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