Montreal Canadiens Wiretap

Andrei Markov Signs With Ak Bars Kazan

Jul 31, 2017 3:51 PM

Longtime Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov signed with Russian club Ak Bars Kazan on Monday.

The team said the 38-year-old Markov signed a two-year contract to play in the Kontinental Hockey League, a week after Montreal said it would not keep the defenseman for a 17th NHL season. 

Markov will be reunited with Ak Bars coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, who coached Markov on Russia's Olympic team in 2014.

"I'm fired up to work and hope we'll be successful," Markov said.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Signing

Andrei Markov Not Returning To Canadiens

Jul 27, 2017 1:50 PM

Andrei Markov will not return next season to the Montreal Canadiens, the only team he has played for in his 16 seasons in the league.

He is scheduled to speak on a conference call Thursday afternoon.

Markov, 38, was the longest-tenured player on the team and an alternate captain last season. The two-time All-Star had six goals and 36 points and was plus-18.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Mark Streit Agrees To Join Canadiens

Jul 26, 2017 1:25 AM

The Canadiens have agreed to terms with veteran defenseman Mark Streit, who is returning to the team that launched his NHL career.

According to multiple reports, Streit gets a $700,000 base salary but can earn $300,000 more in bonuses.

"If someone told me 10 years ago that I'd be back playing with the Canadiens ... It's a dream," Streit said, according to the Canadiens' Twitter feed.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Habs Re-Sign Alex Galchenyuk To Three-Year, $14.7M Deal

Jul 6, 2017 1:23 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed restricted free-agent forward Alex Galchenyuk to a three-year deal through the 2019-20 season, the team announced Wednesday.

According to TSN, the deal is worth $14.7 million with an annual salary-cap hit of $4.9 million.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Stars Sign Alexander Radulov To Five-Year, $31.25M Deal

Jul 3, 2017 2:58 PM

The Stars signed former Canadiens forward Alexander Radulov to a five-year, $31.25 million contract on Monday. It's the biggest contract given to an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Radulov said during a conference call that the Canadiens matched the Stars' offer, but only after he had accepted the Dallas deal, and he would not go back on his word.

Tags: Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Carey Price Receives New Eight-Year Deal With The Canadiens

Jul 2, 2017 5:01 PM

Carey Price is in position to retire as a member of the Canadiens, after the team announced Sunday that he will receive an eight-year extension beginning in 2018-19.

According to multiple reports, the new deal will have an annual average value of $10.5 million. Price will be paid $2 million more per year than Henrik Lundqvist to become the highest-paid goalie in the NHL, and the average value matches that of Jonathan Toews' and Patrick Kane's deals as the largest in the league.

Price is going into the final season of a six-year contract with an annual cap hit of $6.5 million. He has played his entire 10-year career with Montreal.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Signing

Canadiens Agree To Terms With Karl Alzner

Jul 1, 2017 1:19 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms with defenseman Karl Alzner on a five-year contract, the team announced.

TSN said the deal with Alzner is worth more than $23 million.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Lightning Trade Jonathan Drouin To Habs For Mikhail Sergachev

Jun 16, 2017 1:23 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning got the young defenseman they have been looking for, acquiring Mikhail Sergachev from the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday in exchange for highly skilled forward Jonathan Drouin.

The teams announced the deal about 48 hours before the NHL's trade freeze prior to the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft. According to TSN, the Canadiens also have agreed with Drouin on the terms of a six-year contract extension through 2023 worth $33 million.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadiens, Expansion, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Canadiens, Senators To Celebrate NHL's Centennial With Outdoor Game

Mar 18, 2017 12:57 AM

Almost 100 years after Montreal and Ottawa played on the NHL's first day of action, the Canadiens and Senators will celebrate the league's centennial with an outdoor game.

The league announced Friday that the Habs and Senators will play outdoors Dec. 16 at TD Place Stadium, home to the Canadian Football League champion Ottawa Redblacks. The Canadiens beat the Senators 7-4. on Dec. 19, 1917, when the NHL began play.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor

Canadiens Trade Desharnais To Oilers For Davidson

Mar 1, 2017 1:56 AM

The Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers have made a deal on the eve of the NHL trade deadline.

Montreal has acquired defenseman Brandon Davidson for forward David Desharnais. The deal was announced Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old Davidson played 28 games this season for Edmonton, getting one assist. He has five goals and 13 points in 91 games.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Hurricanes Acquire Phillips Samuelsson From Habs
The Hurricanes have sent prospect Keegan Lowe to the Canadiens.

Julien: Canadiens Don't Need Drastic Changes
Claude Julien's plan is to "fix and tweak" the team's play.

Canadiens Fire Coach Michel Therrien
Recently fired Bruins head coach Claude Julien replaces Michel Therrien in Montreal.

Lightning Acquire Jonathan Racine, Draft Pick From Habs
The Lightning send defenseman Nikita Nesterov to the Canadiens.

Press Release

Canadiens Sign Montoya To Extension
By signing backup goalie Al Montoya the Canadiens now have a player they can expose in the June expansion draft.

Subban, Crosby, Price, McDavid Among Top All-Star Vote Leaders
Hockey fans will determine the four All-Star captains for the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 29.

Ryan O'Bryne Is Going Back To College
Ryan O'Bryne, 32, played in more than 300 games in the NHL, the last eight with the Maple Leafs.

Predators Trade Weber To Habs For Subban
David Polle is thrilled to add P.K. Subban to the Predators roster.

Press Release

Canadiens Hire Kirk Muller As Associate Coach
Kirk Muller spent the last two seasons with the Blues.

Panthers Clinch Atlantic Division Title
The Panthers won their fourth straight game on Tuesday night, beating the Canadiens by the score of 4-1.

Canadiens Acquire John Scott, Victor Bartley From Coyotes
John Scott has played for six NHL teams since his debut in 2008.

Ducks Send Friberg To Canadiens For Tokarski
Dustin Tokarski has posted a 10-12-5 record in 33 career NHL games with the Canadiens and Lightning.

Press Release

Coyotes Send Lucas Lessio To Habs For Christian Thomas
Christian Thomas was drafted by the Rangers in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Press Release

Carey Price To Miss At Least Six Weeks
Carey Price's lower-body injury will not require surgery.

GM Marc Bergevin Signs Long Term Deal With Canadiens
Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has signed a contract extension through the 2021-2 season.

Forbes: Rangers Most Valuable NHL Franchise
The Rangers at $1.2B have taken over the top spot from the Maple Leafs at $1.15B.

Carey Price To Miss Another Week
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is still recovering from a lower-body injury.

Canucks End Canadiens Win Streak
Montreal had set an NHL record with nine straight regulation wins to begin the season.

NHL Names Kuznetsov, Markov, Quick 'Three Stars'
Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov led the NHL with six assists and nine points last week.

Press Release

Canadiens Extend Streak To Nine Games
The Canadiens defeated the Leafs by the score of 5-3 on Saturday night and are a win away from tying the NHL record previously set by the Leafs in 1993-94 and matched by the Sabres in 2006-07.