Latest Montreal Canadiens News

Sabres, minus Eichel, open season with 5-1 rout of Canadiens

Oct. 14, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — At 40 and opening his 19th NHL season, Sabres goalie Craig Anderson has been around long enough to realize it’s not about what star players a team might be missing, or how inexperienced the roster. “I think first and foremost, it's not what you...

Maple Leafs agree to helmet decal deal with TikTok

Oct. 13, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs sported TikTok decals on their helmets Wednesday night for the season opener against the Montreal Canadiens. The team’s parent company announced a deal with TikTok earlier Wednesday for the social media platform’s logo to...

Canucks trade Juolevi to Panthers for Lammikko, Juulsen

Oct. 10, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks traded Finnish defenseman Olli Juolevi to the Florida Panthers on Sunday for Finnish forward Juho Lammikko and B.C. defenseman Noah Juulsen. Selected fifth overall in the 2016 NHL draft, the 23-year-old Juolevi...

Montreal star Carey Price steps away for mental health help

Oct. 08, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has voluntarily entered the NHL/NHL Players’ Association joint player assistance program, a stunning announcement Thursday less than a week before the start of the season and just three months after the former NHL MVP backstopped Montreal...

Golden Knights enter new era with same high expectations

Sep. 29, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights are no longer the NHL’s shiny new toy. That honor now belongs to the expansion Seattle Kraken. With only seven players left from the inaugural roster that reached the 2018 Stanley Cup Final and the...

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....