Arber Xhekaj

Montreal Canadiens logo
Age 23 Jan 30, 2001
Hamilton Canada
Defense shoots left
6'4" 193 cm
238 lbs 108 kg
ELC Signing Age 20
Waivers Signing Age 20
UFA Year 2028
Agent Viktor Saljanin

Transaction History
Mar 3, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj had an assist, four shots on net, three blocks, five hits and a five-minute major penalty in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to Tampa Bay.
Feb 22, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj scored a goal on four shots along with one block and four hits in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Buffalo.
Feb 18, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj scored a goal on three shots and had one hit over 16:35 of ice time in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Washington.
Feb 7, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj had an assist and two blocked shots over 12:29 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals.
Jan 28, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Jan 24, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj had one block, three hits and two penalty minutes over 16:25 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Ottawa.
Jan 22, 2024 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj was brought up from AHL Laval on Monday.
Dec 4, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj (upper body) was activated off injured reserve and then sent down to AHL Laval on Monday.
Nov 25, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Nov 20, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj (upper body) won't travel with his teammates Monday to California ahead of the Montreal Canadiens' three-game road trip, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Nov 18, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Boston Bruins, Stu Cowan of The Montreal Gazette reports.
Nov 17, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj (upper body) is missing from practice Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Nov 16, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj suffered an upper-body injury and won't return to Thursday's game versus the Vegas Golden Knights.
Nov 13, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj scored a goal on two shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Vancouver. The defenseman added one blocked shot and one hit to his line over 15:22 of ice time.
Oct 23, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj posted an assist in Monday's 3-1 road victory against the Buffalo Sabres.
Oct 12, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj had an assist, three hits and 17 PIM in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout loss to Toronto.
Oct 11, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj is expected to suit up for Montreal in Wednesday's season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Sep 11, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj (shoulder) will be ready for the beginning of training camp, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
Feb 25, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj (shoulder) will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder next week.
Feb 18, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj (upper body) was placed on IR Saturday.
Feb 14, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.
Feb 14, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup for Tuesday's clash with Chicago, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Feb 12, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj (undisclosed) won't return to Sunday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.
Jan 6, 2023 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj had an assist, two shots on goal, two hits, two blocked shots and two penalty minutes over 14:23 of ice time in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers.
Dec 30, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj had a power-play goal and assist in Thursday's 7-2 loss to Carolina. He added three shots on goal and three hits over 19:26 of ice time.
Dec 24, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj had an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and three blocked shots over 16:00 of ice time in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Dec 19, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj registered an assist and two hits in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Dec 4, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Edmonton. He had one shot on net, three hits and two penalty minutes over 17:24 of ice time.
Nov 24, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj scored a goal on two shots over 16:05 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nov 20, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj had an assist, one shot on goal, two hits, one blocked shot and a five-minute major over 13:52 of ice time in Saturday's 5-4 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 19, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj practiced on the fourth line during Friday's practice, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Nov 16, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj had one shot on net, five hits, six blocked shots and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to New Jersey.
Nov 10, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj scored a goal on two shots, adding one hit and two penalty minutes over 19:19 of ice time in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Nov 2, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj recorded three shots on net, two hits, one blocked shot and was assessed a 10-minute misconduct late in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Oct 22, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
Oct 21, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj had three shots on net, three hits, a five-minute major and finished plus-1 over 17:40 of ice time in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Oct 16, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj had an assist, three hits and three blocked shots over 15:05 of ice time in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Washington.
Oct 15, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj recorded two shots on net, six hits, three blocked shots and two PIM in Friday's 3-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Oct 11, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj, as expected, was recalled from AHL Laval on Tuesday.
Oct 10, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj was assigned to AHL Laval on Monday, but the move is believed to be only temporary, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Oct 4, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Arber Xhekaj | Xhekaj agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Habs on Monday.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Arber Xhekaj
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Montréal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens logo 30 3 5 8 2 65 417 56.20 51.40 4.00 49.80 3.40 0.43 1.15
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2016-2017 Mississauga Senators U16 AAA GTHL U16 0 1 9 10 0
2016-2017 Mississauga Senators U16 AAA OHL Cup 5 0 0 0 2
2017-2018 St. Catharines Falcons GOJHL 46 4 18 22 110 Playoffs 11 0 1 1 0
2018-2019 Kitchener Rangers OHL 59 2 1 3 39 Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Kitchener Rangers OHL 51 6 11 17 88
2020-2021 Kitchener Rangers OHL 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Kitchener Rangers OHL 18 6 11 17 54
2021-2022 Brantford Bulldogs OHL 33 6 11 17 84 Playoffs 18 6 10 16 0
2021-2022 Brantford Bulldogs Memorial Cup 5 0 5 5 8 Playoffs 18 6 10 16 0
2022-2023 Montréal Canadiens NHL 51 5 8 13 101 714 46.30 42.60 -3.20 47.50 1.50 0.34 0.92
2023-2024 Montréal Canadiens NHL 30 3 5 8 65 417 56.20 51.40 4.00 49.80 3.40 0.43 1.15
2023-2024 Laval Rocket AHL 17 3 8 11 34
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Active Contract

Signing Team Montreal Canadiens logo
Signing Date October 4, 2021
Agent Viktor Saljanin
Qualifying Offer on Expiry $813,750
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,484,999 0.99% of cap space
2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Cap Hit $828,333 $828,333 $828,333
RFA
AAV $828,333 $828,333 $828,333
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $750,000 $750,000 $775,000
Signing Bonuses $80,000 $70,000 $60,000
Total Salary $830,000 $820,000 $835,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
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