Player News - Canadiens

Date: Team: Pos:

Phillip Danault has signed a three-year, $9.249 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

Danault had eight goals and 25 points in 52 games last season. He had an arbitration hearing scheduled on July 20, so Montreal and Danault were coming on the deadline to agree to terms in order to avoid getting the arbitrator involved.
Jul 15 - 3:13 PM

Joel Armia has inked a one-year, $1.85 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

This deal makes Armia's scheduled arbitration hearing on July 25 moot. He scored 12 goals and 29 points in 79 contests with Winnipeg in 2017-18. The Canadiens acquired him on June 30th.
Jul 13 - 6:18 PM

Simon Despres has accepted a professional tryout offer with the Montreal Canadiens.

Despres will be attending the Canadiens' training camp as a result. He had 11 points and 84 penalty minutes in 44 KHL games last season. The 26-year-old has six goals and 43 points in 193 career NHL games.
Jul 12 - 8:03 PM

Joel Armia received an arbitration hearing date of July 25.

Armia had 12 goals and 29 points in 79 games with Winnipeg last season. Montreal acquired him on June 30 as part of a package that was primarily about the Jets unloading Steve Mason's contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 12 - 2:48 PM

Phillip Danault has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 20.

Danault scored eight goals and 25 points in 52 games last season. He has the earliest possible arbitration date, so the Canadiens don't have much time left to re-sign him if the goal is to avoid a hearing.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 12 - 2:37 PM

According to a source, Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has informed Max Pacioretty that there won't be contract extension talks and he will look to trade him.

Bergevin will attempt to trade Pacioretty as soon as possible. If the Canadiens don't trade Pacioretty, then he could walk away next summer as an unrestricted free agent, assuming the plan to not re-sign him is true. Trading Pacioretty might be difficult because while he has reached the 30-goal milestone five times in his career, he's coming off a difficult season where he was limited to 17 goals and 37 points in 64 games. While Pacioretty can probably still be moved, Montreal might not get a great return. Keep in mind that this is all based on sources and nothing is official yet.
Jul 10 - 5:51 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have hired Luke Richardson to serve as an assistant coach.

Richardson was an assistant coach with the New York Islanders last season. Before that, he spent four seasons as the bench boss of the AHL's Binghamton Senators. He also logged 1,417 NHL games during his playing career. "We're very pleased with the hiring of Luke Richardson as an assistant coach. Luke has tremendous experience, both as a player in the NHL and as a coach. He also had the opportunity to work internationally with Hockey Canada, which gives him excellent credibility among young players. We're very happy that he has joined the Canadiens organization," said Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin.
Jul 9 - 11:23 AM

Jacob De La Rose has signed a two-year, $1.8 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

De La Rose was a restricted free agent. He had four goals and 12 points in 55 contests last season.
Jul 6 - 4:31 AM

Phillip Danault is one of two Canadiens to file for salary arbitration.

Danault had eight goals and 25 points in 52 games in 2017-18. He completed a two-year, $1,825,000 contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:28 PM

Joel Armia has asked for salary arbitration.

The Montreal Canadiens acquired Armia from the Winnipeg Jets on June 30. He's coming off a two-year, $1.85 million contract. He scored 12 goals and 29 points in 79 contests with the Jets in 2017-18.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:27 PM

Shea Weber has undergone surgery to repair a meniscal tear in his right knee.

Weber is expected to miss the next five to six months after he had the procedure on June 19, which translates to him being projected to miss roughly the first half of the 2018-19 campaign with a return possibly by mid-December. It has to be difficult news for Montreal and Weber to swallow after he was limited to just 26 games last season. "We were very disappointed to learn that this knee injury will extend Shea's recovery period. Unfortunately, this is out of our control and we have to fully trust the medical group in these situations. We are confident that his recovery will go as scheduled and that Shea will return to action as soon as possible," said Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin.
Jul 5 - 12:48 PM

Tomas Plekanec's one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens comes with a base salary of $2.25 million.

Plekanec can earn an additional $1.25 million in bonuses. He's returning to Montreal after being a rental acquisition by the Toronto Maple Leafs down the stretch of the 2017-18 campaign. "Having my home here was part of the decision but you can’t base the decision just on that," said Plekanec. "A big part of the decision was I wanted to get back to the playoffs. I think the future is pretty good. There are a lot of good draft picks, young guys coming up. There’s a lot of talent and the experience they had last year will make them better. I believe this thing can turn around quickly and we’ll be back in the playoffs."
Jul 2 - 6:32 AM

The Canadiens signed winger Kenny Agostino to a one-year, two-way contract.

Agostino, who played five games in Boston last season and registered an assist, will earn $700,000 in the NHL and $275,000 in the minors with $350,000 being guaranteed. In 64 games in Providence of the AHL, Agostino registered 53 points. He is not really a fantasy factor.
Jul 1 - 5:31 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Xavier Ouellet to a one-year/two way contract.

Ouellet will get $700,000 in the NHL and $275,000 in the AHL but has been guaranteed $325,000 next season. He had seven assists in 45 NHL games last season with Detroit so as you can see, he has no fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 1 - 1:26 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Michael Chaput to a two-year/two-way contract.

The center had 17 goals and 42 points in 55 games for Utica of the AHL last season and was scoreless in nine games with Vancouver. He has only 17 points in 135 NHL games. He will get $650,000 and $700,000 while in the NHL and $275,000 in the AHL with a guarantee of $325,000 per season. He has no fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 1 - 1:23 PM


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