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Montreal Canadiens

Head Coach Dominique Ducharme
Assistant Coach Luke Richardson
Assistant Coach Alex Burrows
Video Coach Mario Leblanc
Laval Rocket (AHL)
Playoff Odds 100%
Cap Hit $67,709,643
Cap Space $13,790,357
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 17/23
Contracts 31/50
Transactions
Laurent Dauphin | Dauphin penned a one-year, two-way deal with Montreal on Monday. Jun 21
Nick Suzuki | Suzuki recorded an assist, three shots on goal, seven hits and two PIM in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Golden Knights in Game 4. Jun 20
Lukas Vejdemo | Vejdemo signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Canadiens on Saturday. Jun 19
Nick Suzuki | Suzuki notched an assist, four shots on goal, four blocked shots and two hits in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 3. Jun 18
Cole Caufield | Caufield scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 3. Jun 18

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Line Combinations Updated: Jun 20 (4:52pm)
$00M
$00M
$6,500,0006.5M
$3,500,0003.5M
$7,857,1437.9M
Line 1 $6,500,000 Pairing 1 $11,357,143
$4,250,0004.3M
$863,3340.9M
$880,8330.9M
$3,500,0003.5M
$6,250,0006.3M
Line 2 $5,994,167 Pairing 2 $9,750,000
$3,400,0003.4M
$00M
$5,500,0005.5M
$00M
$00M
Line 3 $8,900,000 Pairing 3 $0
$00M
$00M
$00M
$10,500,00010.5M
$2,875,0002.9M
Line 4 $0 Goalies $13,375,000
Injury Report
Jake Evans
Expected Return unknown
Jake Evans - DAY-TO-DAY - Concussion
Concussion
Sun Jun 20, 2021
Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) is partaking in Sunday's morning skate in a non-contact jersey, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

Fri Jun 18, 2021
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.
Wed Jun 16, 2021
Jake Evans | Evans (concussion) will not be ready ahead of Wednesday's Game 2 clash with Vegas, per Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Tue Jun 15, 2021
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.
Sat Jun 12, 2021
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.
Fri Jun 11, 2021
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.
Wed Jun 9, 2021
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.
Thu Jun 3, 2021
Jake Evans | Evans is considered out indefinitely with a concussion, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Wed Jun 2, 2021
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.
Tomas Tatar
Expected Return unknown
Tomas Tatar - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Sun Jun 20, 2021
Tomas Tatar | Tatar (undisclosed) will not suit up for Game 4 against Vegas on Sunday, per (NHL).com.

Fri Jun 18, 2021
Tomas Tatar | Tatar (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Friday's Game 3 versus Vegas, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Wed Jun 16, 2021
Tomas Tatar | Tatar (undisclosed) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 2 versus the Golden Knights.
Mon Jun 14, 2021
Tomas Tatar | Tatar (undisclosed) will not be available for Game 1 against Vegas on Monday, (NHL).com reports.
Mon Jun 7, 2021
Tomas Tatar | Tatar (undisclosed) will not be available for Game 4 against the Jets on Monday, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.
Sun Jun 6, 2021
Tomas Tatar | Tarar (undisclosed) remains out of the lineup for Sunday's Game 3 against the Jets.
Fri Jun 4, 2021
Tomas Tatar | Tatar (undisclosed) will not suit up for Friday's Game 2 tilt with Winnipeg, Chantal Machabee of RDS reports.
Wed Jun 2, 2021
Tomas Tatar | Tatar (undisclosed) won't play in Wednesday's Game 1 against the Jets.
Mon May 31, 2021
Tomas Tatar | Tatar (undisclosed) is expected to remain on the shelf for Monday's Game 7 clash with the Maple Leafs, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Sat May 29, 2021
Tomas Tatar | Tatar (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's Game 6 versus the Maple Leafs, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Ryan Poehling
Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Ryan Poehling - OUT - Wrist
Surgery
Thu May 6, 2021
Ryan Poehling | Poehling has suffered a season-ending wrist injury that will require surgery.
Jonathan Drouin
Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Jonathan Drouin - IR-LT - Personal
Not Specified
Tue May 18, 2021
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin (personal) isn't expected to return for the playoffs, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Wed Apr 28, 2021
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin will take a leave of absence from Montreal for personal reasons and has been designated for long-term injured reserve Wednesday.
Mon Apr 26, 2021
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin (illness) will be a game-time decision Monday against the Flames, per coach Dominique Ducharme.
Mon Apr 26, 2021
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin (illness) will not be in Monday's lineup against the Flames, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.
Sat Apr 24, 2021
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin (illness) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Flames, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Sat Apr 24, 2021
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin was unavailable for Friday's game against Calgary due to a non-COVID related illness, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Fri Apr 23, 2021
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin (undisclosed) is not available for Friday's game against Calgary, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(8) Forwards $27,644,167 33.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Staal, Eric C 36
$0
UFA
Perry, Corey RW 36
$0
UFA
Byron, Paul LW 32
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$0
UFA
Tatar, Tomas LW 30
$0
UFA
Toffoli, Tyler RW 29
$4,250,000
$4,250,000
$4,250,000
$0
UFA
Gallagher, Brendan RW 29
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Armia, Joel RW 28
$0
UFA
Danault, Phillip C 28
$0
UFA
Anderson, Josh RW 27
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Hudon, Charles LW 26
$0
RFA
Drouin, Jonathan LW 26
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Lehkonen, Artturi LW 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Evans, Jake C 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Suzuki, Nick C 21
$863,334
$0
RFA
Belzile, Alex RW 29
$0
UFA
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi C 20
$0
RFA
Caufield, Cole C 20
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$27,644,167
$26,030,833
$16,250,000
$12,000,000
$0
$0
(6) Defence $23,851,310 29.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Weber, Shea D 35
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$0
UFA
Petry, Jeff D 33
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Chiarot, Ben D 30
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Merrill, Jon D 29
$0
UFA
Edmundson, Joel D 27
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Gustafsson, Erik D 29
$0
UFA
Kulak, Brett D 27
$1,850,000
$0
UFA
Romanov, Alexander D 21
$894,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$23,851,310
$17,607,143
$17,607,143
$14,107,143
$0
$0
(3) Goalies $14,255,833 17.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Price, Carey G 33
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$0
UFA
Allen, Jake G 30
$2,875,000
$2,875,000
$0
UFA
Primeau, Cayden G 21
$880,833
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$14,255,833
$13,375,000
$10,500,000
$10,500,000
$0
$0
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
TOTALS TOTALS
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $1,958,333 2.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Alzner, Karl
Buyout
D 32
$1,958,333
$833,333
$833,333
TOTALS TOTALS
$1,958,333
$833,333
$833,333
$0
$0
$0
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2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Roster Size

Number of players on the Active Roster. Cannot exceed 23 players. Excludes players on IR and LTIR.

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17 11 7 5
Standard Player Contracts

Number of players signed to Standard Player Contracts (SPC's). Cannot exceed 50 players. Some players do not count towards this, such as 18/19 Year-Old players in Junior with less than 10 NHL Games Played in Season.

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31 18 10 5
Upper Limit

The maximum Salary Cap Hit of all players counting towards the active roster. Often referred to as "Salary Cap". This is determined in the summer and is based on the previous season's revenues, per the CBA.

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$81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000
Projected Cap Hit

Anticipated Season-End Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap. Assumes current roster is in effect for the remainder of season.

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$67,709,643 $57,846,309 $45,190,476 $36,607,143
Projected Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space projected to be available at end of year. Calculated as Annual Salary Cap minus Projected Cap Hit.

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$13,790,357 $23,653,691 $36,309,524 $44,892,857
Current Cap Space

Amount of Annual Cap Hit that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster. For teams using LTIR, Current Cap Space is the amount of annual cap hit that can be added without exceeding the Salary Cap by more than the team's LTIR Pool.

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$13,790,357 $23,653,691 $36,309,524 $44,892,857
Maximum LTIR Pool

The maximum amount of Long Term Injured Reserve space potentially available. This is the Cap Hit of player on LTIR less the Cap Space available for team at time player was on LTIR. A player can go on LTIR when they expect to miss 10 games and 24 days in the season. A player on LTIR does not come off of the salary cap, instead a team is allowed to exceed the cap by the LTIR amount.

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$0 $0 $0 $0
Current Roster Annual Cap Hit

Anticipated Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap + retained salary + buyouts.

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$67,709,643 $57,846,309 $45,190,476 $36,607,143
Carryover Bonus Overages

Teams can exceed the salary cap due to players receiving performance bonuses. If a team exceeds the salary cap due to performance bonuses, they carryover to the previous season and reduce the cap space a team has.

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$0 $0 $0 $0
Potential Bonuses

Performance Bonuses that players on the active roster are eligible to achieve. A team can exceed the salary cap due to performance bonuses, but they carry over to the following season.

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$1,475,000 $850,000 $0 $0
Retained Salary Remaining

Teams can retain salary/cap hit when they trade a player. A team can only have a maximum of 3 players that they retained salary on.

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3 3 3 3
(14) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Frolik, Michael RW 33
$0
UFA
McEwan, James C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Weal, Jordan C 29
$0
UFA
Ouellet, Xavier D 27
$737,500
$0
UFA
Broll, David LW 28
$0
Blandisi, Joseph C 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Dauphin, Laurent C 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Olofsson, Gustav D 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Koberstein, Nikolas D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Baddock, Brandon LW 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Baun, Kyle RW 29
$0
RFA
Vejdemo, Lukas C 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Eisenschmid, Markus C 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
McNiven, Michael G 23
$0
RFA
Goulet, Alexandre C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Lindgren, Charlie G 27
$0
UFA
Pezzetta, Michael LW 23
$0
RFA
Henrikson, Arvid D 23
$0
Corrin, William D 29
$0
Samuel, Antoine G 23
$0
Poehling, Ryan C 22
$0
RFA
Brook, Josh D 22
$795,000
$0
RFA
Ikonen, Joni C 22
$0
Walford, Scott D 22
$0
Fleury, Cale D 22
$0
RFA
Tyszka, Jarret D 22
$0
Posa, Saverio D 29
$0
Dufour, Kevin LW 28
$0
Boucher, Jordan LW 27
$0
Ylonen, Jesse RW 21
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
Olofsson, Jacob C 21
$0
Hillis, Cameron C 20
$838,333
$838,333
$0
RFA
Harris, Jordan D 20
$0
McShane, Allan C 21
$0
Gorniak, Jack C 21
$0
Fonstad, Cole C 21
$0
Houde, Samuel C 21
$0
Stapley, Brett C 22
$0
Teasdale, Joel LW 22
$760,000
$0
RFA
Adams-Moisan, Morgan RW 24
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Harvey, Samuel G 23
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Jevpalovs, Nikita RW 26
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Lamarche, Maxim D 28
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Marcoux, Etienne G 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Martineau, Phelix C 24
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Melancon, T.J. D 24
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Plant, Adam D 26
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Friberg, Max LW 28
$0
RFA
Lucchini, Jake LW 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Leskinen, Otto D 24
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Struble, Jayden D 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Norlinder, Mattias D 21
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Fairbrother, Gianni D 20
$848,333
$848,333
$848,333
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Leguerrier, Jacob D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Pitlick, Rhett LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Nissen Dichow, Frederik G 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Khisamutdinov, Arsen LW 23
$795,000
$0
RFA
Ruscheinski, Kieran D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Harvey-Pinard, Rafael LW 22
$825,000
$825,000
$0
RFA
Culkin, Ryan D 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Schueneman, Corey D 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Cox, Joe RW 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
LaCouvee, Connor G 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Pelletier, William LW 28
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Demchenko, Vasili G 27
$0
UFA
Guhle, Kaiden D 19
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Tuch, Luke LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Mysak, Jan C 18
$850,833
$850,833
$850,833
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Smith, Jack 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Biondi, Blake C 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Farrell, Sean LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Dobes, Jakub G 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Gordin, Alexander 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$11,364,999
$6,027,499
$2,558,333
$0
$0
$0