Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Canadiens prospect Juulsen expected to miss six weeks with foot injury

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens defence prospect Noah Juulsen is expected to be sidelined for six weeks as he recovers from a foot fracture suffered on Sept. 18, the team announced Thursday. Taken 26th overall in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft, Juulsen has yet to suit up for the big club, spending..." September 21

  • Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin puts his first stamp on city

    Montreal Gazette "Former Canadiens captain and general manager Serge Savard spoke Tuesday about how Jonathan Drouin could become the Jean Béliveau figure for today’s young generation of hockey fans in Montreal. There will never be another Béliveau — the classiest player to ever wear the CH — but in a city..." September 20

  • Claude Julien: Juulsen has chance to make Habs

    TSN "Noah Juulsen, the Montreal Canadiens first-round pick in 2015, appears to have a strong shot earn a roster spot in the NHL this season. Juulsen posted an assist in the Canadiens' preseason debut on Monday night and head coach Claude Julien said he liked what he saw from the 20-year-old..." September 19

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Ales Hemsky opened camp skating on the Canadiens’ top line

    Pro Hockey Talk "Even before the Montreal Canadiens lost Alexander Radulov in free agency to the Dallas Stars they had a need to add some offensive firepower to their lineup. They attempted to do that by acquiring Jonathan Drouin from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for top defense prospect Mikhail..." September 17

  • New Canadien Karl Alzner looks for chemistry with Jeff Petry

    Sportsnet "When Karl Alzner signed a five-year, $23.1 million contract to play with the Montreal Canadiens we immediately penciled him into a defence pairing with Jeff Petry. We figured it would make for the smoothest transition for Alzner, who skated regularly alongside John Carlson over the last number..." September 15

  • LeBrun thinks Canadiens will be aggressive with cap room

    Fanrag Sports "The Montreal Canadiens have just shy of $8.5 million in available cap space as the 2017-18 NHL campaign nears, with all of that money burning a hole in the proverbial pockets of fans and media alike. The franchise’s extra potential spending power became woven into a conversation with hockey..." September 13

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin says 'there's not much available' to improve team — even with $8.5 million

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens have upwards of $8.5 million in cap space, but don’t hold your breath waiting for general manager Marc Bergevin to go shopping. “The extra salary cap space certainly represents an opportunity for Marc,” team owner Geoff Molson said Monday prior to the Canadiens’ annual golf..." September 12

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Canadiens will start Galchenyuk on wing, experiment with Drouin at center

    Pro Hockey Talk "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin met with the Montreal media on Monday morning and offered a look his team’s lineup could take shape this season. The big question that always seems to be on the mind of Canadiens fans these days is what the team plans to do with talented forward..." September 11

  • Therrien is back with the Habs — as a scout

    Pro Hockey Talk "After getting fired as coach of the Montreal Canadiens in February, Michel Therrien has reportedly returned to the Habs. He won’t, however, be behind the bench. According to reports on Friday, Therrien has re-joined the Canadiens as a scout for this season. Per, he will scout..." September 09

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Czech prospect Martin Reway makes comeback with Canadiens

    Montreal Gazette "Martin Reway is looking to resume his hockey career after missing all of last season with a heart problem. The 22-year-old Czech is among 23 players invited to the Canadiens’ rookie camp, which begins Thursday with a 12:30 p.m. practice in Brossard. After that session, the Canadiens will take a..." September 02

  • Canadiens owner Geoff Molson pleased with GM's offseason moves

    Montreal Gazette "After finishing with the best record in the Atlantic Division last season, the Canadiens underwent some significant changes during the off-season. Three of the top-six defenceman are gone and so is winger Alex Radulov, while the newcomers include Jonathan Drouin, who is being counted on to..." September 01

  • Jonathan Drouin prepared to play centre, if Canadiens ask

    Sportsnet "One of the top needs for the Montreal Canadiens this summer was a No. 1 centre, the kind of player many teams desire, but is so hard to acquire. Yet, the Canadiens had blue-chip defence prospect in Mikhail Sergachev available for trade, the kind of asset that is also hard to come by. It looked..." August 29

  • Canadiens sign D Gelinas to PTO

    TSN "Eric Gelinas will spend training camp with the Montreal Canadiens on a professional tryout basis, the team confirmed Tuesday. Gelinas, 26, split time last season between the Colorado Avalanche and their AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. He posted one assist in 27 games with the Avalanche,..." August 29

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Dwight King signs two-year deal in KHL

    CBS Sports "King agreed to terms on a two-year deal with KHL Avtomobilist Jekaterinburgh on Monday, KHL Insider Aivis Kalnins reports. King was brought in by the Habs at the trade deadline last season in an attempt to add some toughness and grit to their lineup -- with the hope of making a deep playoffs..." August 14

  • Habs have available cap space to help remedy pressing roster needs

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been a particularly interesting time for Marc Bergevin as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. It really snowballed in June of 2016 with the P.K. Subban trade and the fallout from that, and has continued this offseason with a trade for Jonathan Drouin to help bring additional scoring..." August 07

  • Brook seamlessly adopts Canadiens mindset "As soon as defenseman Josh Brook was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round (No. 56) of the 2017 NHL Draft, the 18-year-old from Roblin, Manitoba, gave up his rooting interest in the Vancouver Canucks. "I was a big fan of Trevor Linden growing up," Brook said at Canadiens..." August 06

  • Juulsen embraces leadership role for Canadiens "The Montreal Canadiens are confident defenseman Noah Juulsen will lead by example wherever he ends up playing this season. Juulsen, the No. 26 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, took part in his third Canadiens development camp and made a strong impression on director of player personnel Martin..." July 31

  • Subban ‘can’t really envision’ Habs without Markov

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens’ defense looks a lot different than it did two years ago. For the second offseason in a row, the Canadiens have walked away from a seemingly important puck-moving defenseman. Last summer, they traded P.K. Subban to Nashville for Shea Weber, and yesterday they announced..." July 28

  • Andrei Markov leaving Montreal Canadiens for KHL

    Sportsnet "Not only will Andrei Markov not be re-signing with the Montreal Canadiens, the defenceman will not be sticking around North America this upcoming season. The unrestricted free agent announced on a conference call Thursday that he will be heading home to Russia and joining the Kontinental Hockey..." July 27

  • Streit on Canadiens return: ‘Montreal always had a special place in my heart’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Whether he’s Andrei Markov‘s replacement or a depth addition, the bottom line is that Mark Streit is slated for his second run with the Montreal Canadiens. Streit, 39, would be justified in feeling like this signing could really tie his career in a nice bow. (Amusingly for everyone beyond..." July 26

  • Canadiens agree to terms with Mark Streit "Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, one-way contract (2017-18) with free agent defenseman Mark Streit. Streit, 39, played 68 games with the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17. He amassed 27..." July 25

  • Lighter workload could benefit Canadiens, Price "The Big Cubano could have some even bigger responsibilities heading into his second season with the Habs. And the proof, as they say, was in the playoffs. After all, of the NHL's final four this past spring, only one club featured a netminder who made over 60 starts during the regular season..." July 23

  • Canadiens to charge for paper season tickets

    Montreal Gazette "Some Montreal Canadiens fans are ticked off about a new process for accessing their season tickets. The Canadiens have informed fans by email that tickets for the 2017-18 season will be available in mobile format only. Season-ticket holders will receive the tickets electronically on their..." July 22

  • Canadiens sign Yannick Veilleux to a one-year contract "The Canadiens agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract (AHL / ECHL) with forward Yannick Veilleux for the 2017-18 campaign. The 24-year-old left-winger spent the majority of last season with the AHL's St. John's IceCaps, scoring six goals and registering 10 assists for 16 points in 53..." July 20

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Mikhail Sergachev: Canadiens ‘needed’ francophone Jonathan Drouin

    Sportsnet "Prospect Mikhail Sergachev has no hard feelings towards the Montreal Canadiens for the trade that sent him to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The defenceman was shipped south for forward Jonathan Drouin, less than a year after being drafted ninth overall by general manager Marc Bergevin. He gave an..." July 15

  • Habs make offer to blueliner Streit

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens could be reunited with a veteran defenceman, but it might not be Andrei Markov. According to Marc De Foy of Le Journal de Montreal, the team has made a one-year, $1.5 million offer to former Canadiens blueliner Mark Streit. Streit, who - according to De Foy - the Habs..." July 12

  • Between Galchenyuk, Drouin, who is better suited to play centre?

    Sportsnet "With both Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin now under contract for the Montreal Canadiens, and Alexander Radulov gone to the Dallas Stars, there’s been some discussion about whether the Canadiens will try Galchenyuk at centre again. Some believe that the plan might be to try Jonathan Drouin at..." July 08

  • Galchenyuk on Habs future: ‘Rumors are always going to be rumors’ "Despite the talk, Alex Galchenyuk knew all along that he'd end up agreeing on a new contract with the Canadiens. "It went pretty smooth," the 23-year-old told reporters via conference call from Miami on Thursday after signing a three-year contract a day prior. "There was no doubt in my mind,..." July 07

  • Canadiens sign Galchenyuk to 3-year extension

    Montreal Gazette "The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have re-signed forward Alex Galchenyuk to a three-year contract. Galchenyuk, a restricted free agent, played in 61 games last year, scoring 17 goals and chipping in with 27 assists." July 05

  • Alexander Radulov signs five-year deal with Dallas Stars

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have signed forward Alexander Radulov to a five-year contract worth $31.25 million. The 30-year-old right-winger scored 18 goals and added 36 assists in his return to the NHL last season. Radulov signed a one-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens after spending four seasons..." July 03

  • The Canadiens agree to terms with Ales Hemsky "General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Monday that the Canadiens have agreed to terms on a one-year, one-way contract with free agent forward Ales Hemsky. The 33-year-old right-winger spent the last three seasons with the Dallas Stars, but missed the bulk of the 2016-17 campaign after..." July 03

  • Canadiens GM says 'there's no more negotiations' with reported Stars free agent target Alexander Radulov

    Sports Day "Alexander Radulov, who's reportedly being courted by the Stars, announced no decision on his future Sunday, but a top competitor vying for his services said it has made its final offer. "There's no more negotiations," Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said Sunday, as reported by..." July 03

  • Canadiens sign Carey Price to eight-year contract extension

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender Carey Price to an eight-year contract extension. The Montreal Canadiens signed the 29-year-old to an eight-year extension that reportedly carries an annual cap hit of US$10.5 million. That will surpass Henrik Lundqvist for the top annual mark in..." July 02

  • Bergevin wants to bring back Markov, Radulov — but not for their demands

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens have paid quite a price to extend their star goalie. The Habs signed Carey Price to an eight-year, $84 million contract extension, which will begin for the 2018-19 season. With that pressing offseason priority now taken care of, general manager Marc Bergevin’s focus has..." July 02

  • Karl Alzner excited for new opportunity with Habs: Montreal is hockey

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After nine years as a Capital, Karl Alzner couldn’t leave without saying goodbye. Washington’s longtime Iron Man stopped by Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Saturday to shake hands and say thank you to the Capitals’ training and medical staffs as well as other members of the front office. “It’s..." July 02

  • Canadiens agree to terms with defenseman Matt Taormina "General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Saturday that the Canadiens have agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract with free agent defenseman Matt Taormina." July 01

  • Golden Knights sending Emelin to Predators

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights are in the process of trading defenceman Alexei Emelin to the Nashville Predators for a third-round pick, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Vegas selected Emelin from the Montreal Canadiens in the expansion draft earlier this month. The 31-year-old..." July 01

  • Canadiens agree to terms with defenseman Joe Morrow "General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Saturday that the Canadiens have agreed to terms on a one-year, one-way contract with free agent defenseman Joe Morrow." July 01

  • Montreal Canadiens sign centre Peter Holland to two-year contract

    Montreal Gazette "The Montreal Canadiens have signed centre Peter Holland to a two-year free agent contract. He previously played with Arizona and Toronto." July 01

  • Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year contract with Byron Froese " General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Saturday that the Canadiens have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free agent forward Byron Froese. Froese received a two-way contract for 2017-18 and a one-way contract for 2018-19." July 01

  • Karl Alzner, Canadiens agree to five-year deal

    TSN "Karl Alzner and the Montreal Canadiens have agreed on a five-year deal, worth roughly $4.5 million per season, according to TSN Hockey Contributor Aaron Ward. The 28-year-old had a down year in 2016-17 with only three goals and 10 assists in 82 games, but was 13th among NHL defencemen with a..." July 01

  • Negotiations stalled between Canadiens, Markov

    TSN "Andrei Markov is reportedly looking for a two-year deal worth $12 million and it could mean the end of his tenure with the Montreal Canadiens, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. McKenzie reports the 38-year-old defenceman, who has spent his entire 16-season NHL career with the..." July 01

  • Habs, Sens have inquired on Vegas D Emelin

    TSN "TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Montreal Canadiens have investigated the price of acquiring defenceman Alexei Emelin back from the Vegas Golden Knights. LeBrun said, however, he is unsure whether the Canadiens will proceed in trying to reacquire the defenceman. Emelin was..." June 28

  • Markov seeking 2-year, $12M contract

    Hockey Inside/Out "Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, is reported to be asking for a two-year, US$12-million deal, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The 38-year-old Markov, who was selected by the Canadiens in the sixth round (162nd overall) of the..." June 27