Jake Evans Montreal Canadiens logo

Age 25 Jun 2, 1996
Toronto CAN
Center shoots right
6'1" 185 cm
181 lbs 82 kg
ELC Signing Age 21
Waivers Signing Age 22
UFA Year 2023
Agent Brian MacDonald
Draft Year 2014
Drafted Overall 207
Draft Round 7
Draft Team Montreal Canadiens logo

Transaction History
Jan 13, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) is expected to play Thursday versus the Blackhawks, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Jan 13, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans was a scratch Wednesday against the Bruins and is unlikely to play Thursday in Chicago, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Jan 10, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans exited the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Monday.
Jan 1, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Saturday, per Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Dec 17, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans had two shots on net and one hit in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Philadelphia.
Dec 16, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) is expected to be in the lineup Thursday versus the Flyers, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Dec 14, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) is not available for Tuesday's tilt with Pittsburgh, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Dec 14, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision versus the Penguins on Tuesday.
Dec 14, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) skated on the second line during Monday's practice session in Pittsburgh, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Dec 11, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans is considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury and won't play Saturday versus St. Louis, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Nov 25, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans had a goal on four shots and an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Washington.
Nov 21, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans had an assist, two shots on goal, one hit and one blocked shot in Saturday's 6-3 win over Nashville.
Nov 12, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans scored an empty-net goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over Calgary. He added one shot on goal, four hits and two blocked shots over 16:24 of ice time.
Nov 10, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans scored a goal on three shots over 19:11 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings.
Nov 1, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans had a goal on one shot along with one hit over 13:57 of ice time in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks.
Oct 31, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against Anaheim, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Oct 30, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) won't play Saturday versus LA.
Oct 28, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) will not suit up for Thursday's game against the Sharks, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca
Oct 26, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) will not be available for Tuesday's contest in Seattle.
Oct 21, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game versus Carolina.
Oct 19, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus San Jose, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Oct 18, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans is questionable against the Sharks on Tuesday with an undisclosed injury.
Oct 14, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans had one shot, one hit and won three of 12 faceoff draws over 13:51 of ice time in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Toronto.
Oct 3, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans signed a three-year, $5.1 million contract with the Canadiens on Sunday.
Jul 6, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans had an assist, two shots on net, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over Tampa Bay in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Jun 29, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans had a shot and three hits in Monday's 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Jun 28, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) is expected to suit up for Monday's Game 1 showdown against the Lightning, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Jun 28, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) will be a game-time decision ahead of Game 1 versus Tampa Bay on Monday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Jun 24, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) wore a regular jersey during Thursday's morning skate, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Jun 22, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) remains out indefinitely after assistant coach Luke Richardson told reporters, "Jake is progressing well but we don't have a timetable for body contact," Mike Zeisberger of (NHL).com reports.
Jun 20, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) is partaking in Sunday's morning skate in a non-contact jersey, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Jun 18, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) won't be in the lineup for Friday's Game 3 against the Golden Knights, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Jun 16, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) will not be ready ahead of Wednesday's Game 2 clash with Vegas, per Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Jun 15, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) is slated to be a game-time call for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Golden Knights, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Jun 12, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) skated Saturday, and coach Dominique Ducharme said the forward could be ready to play in three or four days if he avoids any setbacks in his recovery, Arpon Basu of The Athletic Montreal reports.
Jun 11, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) is slated to remain unavailable for Game 1 versus the Golden Knights on Monday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Jun 9, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) could potentially return during the Canadiens' third-round matchup against the Golden Knights or the Avalanche, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Jun 3, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Mark Scheifele | Scheifele has received a four-game suspension for his hit on Jake Evans in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Montreal.
Jun 3, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans is considered out indefinitely with a concussion, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Jun 3, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Mark Scheifele | Scheifele will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Thursday for charging on Montreal's Jake Evans.
Jun 2, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (upper body) was stretchered off the ice in the third period of Wednesday's Game 1 versus the Jets, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
May 29, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) is set to play in Saturday's Game 6 versus the Maple Leafs, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
May 28, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | According to coach Dominique Ducharme, Evans (undisclosed) "could be available" for Saturday's Game 6 versus Toronto, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
May 25, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) is a possible option for Game 4, though he's unlikely to be called upon, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
May 24, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) will not be in action versus the Leafs on Monday, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
May 22, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's Game 2 versus Toronto, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
May 21, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day and could be available for Saturday's Game 2 against Toronto.
May 20, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) isn't expected to miss much time, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
May 20, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) will not return to Thursday's Game 1 versus the Maple Leafs.
May 10, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans tallied a goal and two assists with two shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers. He also had two blocks.
Apr 25, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans logged an assist, two shots on net and two hits over 11:40 of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Calgary.
Apr 24, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans was promoted to the active roster Saturday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Apr 12, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans was promoted to the active roster for Monday's tilt with Toronto.
Apr 10, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans was promoted to the active roster prior to Saturday's game versus the Jets, per CBS Sports.
Apr 2, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans had two assists, including one while shorthanded, along with four shots and two hits in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Senators.
Mar 31, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans is expected to lose his roster spot when Eric Staal (quarantine) is ready to play for Montreal, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Mar 10, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans produced an assist, three hits and three blocked shots in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Canucks.
Feb 28, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans returned to game action and had two hits in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to Winnipeg.
Feb 26, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans was a healthy scratch for Thursday's 6-3 loss to Winnipeg.
Feb 24, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans had an assist, one shot on net, three hits and one blocked shot in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to Ottawa.
Feb 22, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans was demoted to the taxi squad Monday, CBS Sports reports.
Feb 10, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans was promoted to the Canadiens' active roster Wednesday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Feb 9, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans was moved to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CBS Sports.
Jan 21, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Canucks.
Jan 17, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans had a shorthanded goal on four shots along with two hits and a blocked shot over 12:35 of ice time in Saturday's 5-1 win over Edmonton.
Jan 16, 2021 Recalled Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | The Canadiens recalled Evans from their taxi squad Saturday.
Jan 14, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | The Canadiens shifted Evans to the taxi squad Thursday.
Jan 11, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans appears to have earned a spot as the center of the fourth line, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Sep 23, 2020 Montreal Canadiens | signed C Jake Evans to a two-year, $1.5 million contract extension.
Mar 16, 2020 Assigned Montreal Canadiens | assigned RW Jake Evans to Laval (AHL).
Feb 25, 2020 Recalled Montreal Canadiens | recalled C Jake Evans from Laval (AHL).
Feb 17, 2020 Assigned Montreal Canadiens | assigned C Jake Evans to Laval (AHL).
Feb 6, 2020 Recalled Montreal Canadiens | recalled C Jake Evans from Laval (AHL).
Sep 23, 2019 Assigned Montreal Canadiens | assigned C Jake Evans to Laval (AHL).
Sep 22, 2018 Assigned Montreal Canadiens | assigned C Jake Evans to Laval (AHL).
Apr 9, 2018 Montreal Canadiens | signed C Jake Evans to a two-year, entry-level contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Jake Evans
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Montréal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens logo 30 4 3 7 -7 8 349 41.70 48.80 1.10 50.20 2.20 0.52 0.86
Jake Evans Stats by Elite Prospects Jake Evans Advanced Stats by
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
2010-2011 Mississauga Rebels U15 AAA OHF Bantam AAA 8 1 11 12 14
2011-2012 Mississauga Rebels U16 AAA GTHL U16 77 34 55 89 38
2011-2012 St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL 5 2 2 4 0
2011-2012 Mississauga Rebels U16 AAA OHL Cup 7 1 6 7 4
2012-2013 St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL 50 12 32 44 45 Playoffs 24 8 9 17 0
2012-2013 Canada East U19 WJAC-19 5 0 0 0 10
2012-2013 St. Michael's Buzzers Dudley Hewitt Cup 5 1 2 3 0 Playoffs 24 8 9 17 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL 49 16 47 63 79 Playoffs 5 0 5 5 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Canada East U19 WJAC-19 4 1 1 2 2
2014-2015 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 41 7 10 17 22
2015-2016 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 37 8 25 33 29
2016-2017 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 40 13 29 42 47
2017-2018 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 40 13 33 46 18
2017-2018 Team Canada Spengler Cup 4 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 Laval Rocket AHL 67 13 32 45 26
2019-2020 Laval Rocket AHL 51 14 24 38 26
2019-2020 Montréal Canadiens NHL 13 2 1 3 0 118 66.70 49.10 -6.60 47.40 -8.70 1.02 1.53 Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0
2020-2021 Montréal Canadiens NHL 47 3 10 13 29 455 50.00 49.90 -5.90 52.10 -4.00 0.26 1.32 Playoffs 7 1 1 2 0
2021-2022 Montréal Canadiens NHL 30 4 3 7 8 349 41.70 48.80 1.10 50.20 2.20 0.52 0.86
Jake Evans Stats by Elite Prospects | Jake Evans Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Montreal Canadiens logo
Signing Date October 3, 2021
Signing Status RFA
Agent Brian MacDonald
Standard Contract | 3 Years $5,100,000 2.09% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Cap Hit $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000
UFA
AAV $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000
Minors Salary $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Montreal Canadiens logo
Signing Date September 23, 2020
Signing Status RFA
Agent Brian MacDonald
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,500,000 0.92% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $750,000 $750,000
RFA
AAV $750,000 $750,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $700,000 $800,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $700,000 $800,000
Minors Salary $225,000 $800,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Montreal Canadiens logo
Signing Date April 9, 2018
Agent Brian MacDonald
Entry Level Contract | 2 Years $1,850,000 1.16% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $7,350,000 $1,350,000
Performance Bonuses $425,000 $425,000
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year