Latest Montreal Canadiens News

Changing places: Hyman to Edmonton, Chara to Isles

Sep. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

One call from Connor McDavid was all Zach Hyman needed to put unfinished business with the Toronto Maple Leafs behind him upon joining the Edmonton Oilers. Hyman left his hometown team to sign a $38.5 million, seven-year contract with McDavid and the Oilers, who are...

Training camps opening after NHL's shortest offseason

Sep. 21, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

Every offseason feels short to Philipp Grubauer, though this one was a doozy. After playing the most games of his NHL career, the German goaltender saw his season end with Colorado in June, waited for a new contract and, by the end of July, joined the expansion Seattle...

Kotkaniemi goes to Hurricanes after Canadiens pass on match

Sep. 04, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi is now a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said Saturday the club won’t match Carolina’s one-year, $6.1 million offer for the 21-year-old restricted free agent forward. ...

Hurricanes tender $6.1M offer sheet to Canadiens' Kotkanemi

Aug. 28, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

The Hurricanes tendered an offer sheet Saturday to Canadiens restricted free agent Jesperi Kotkaniemi, a response to Montreal trying to poach Carolina's Sebastian Aho the same way two years ago. Kotkaniemi signed the offer sheet for $6.1 million for next season. The...

Lightning's Cooper to coach Canada in Beijing if NHL plays

Aug. 09, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — If NHL players are part of next year’s Beijing Olympics, Canada will have a two-time Stanley Cup champion behind its bench. Hockey Canada has announced Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper as the head of its provisional Olympic coaching staff....

Wild agree to terms with defenseman Jon Merrill

Jul. 29, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Thursday with defenseman Jon Merrill on a one-year, $850,000 contract, the third veteran they've added to the blue line in free agency. The 29-year-old Merrill had five assists and 70 blocked shots in 49 games...

Defending champion Lightning sign Corey Perry to 2-year deal

Jul. 29, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

Veteran forward Corey Perry signed a $2 million, two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, replenishing some of the toughness they lost after winning the Stanley Cup back to back. Perry faced the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final in each of the past two...

Expansion Kraken land Grubauer; Lightning breakup continues

Jul. 28, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

There was a method to the Seattle Kraken’s approach to preserve salary cap space while making their expansion draft selections. After laying in wait, the Kraken made one of the biggest splashes in free agency by signing goalie Philipp Grubauer to a six-year, $35.4...

Kings sign Danault to six-year, $33 million contract

Jul. 28, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Phillip Danault established himself as a reliable contributor at both ends of the ice, he rarely got to play against the modern standard for two-way centers in Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings. When Danault was presented with the chance to...

Coyotes pick Shane Doan's son Josh in 2nd round of NHL draft

Jul. 24, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

Shane Doan recused himself from any scouting meetings when son Josh was brought up. One of the faces of the Arizona Coyotes for two decades, Doan is part of their front office now, and only Friday night saw the draft list whittling down to the point he knew it was...