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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 50%
Cap Hit $87,476,371
Cap Space $-5,976,371
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 22/23
Contracts 46/50
Transactions
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Montreal Canadiens acquired Christian Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes for conditional 2022 first round pick and 2024 second round pick
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Sep 4
Michael McNiven | McNiven agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Montreal on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Aug 6
Michael Pezzetta | Pezzetta agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Montreal on Thursday. Aug 5
Artturi Lehkonen | Lehkonen signed a one-year, $2.3 million extension with Montreal on Saturday. Jul 31
Mike Hoffman | Hoffman signed a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Canadiens on Wednesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports. Jul 28

No games currently scheduled
Line Combinations Updated: Sep 07 (4:01am)
$4,500,0004.5M
$863,3340.9M
$880,8330.9M
$3,500,0003.5M
$6,250,0006.3M
Line 1 $6,244,167 Pairing 1 $9,750,000
$5,500,0005.5M
$4,450,0004.5M
$6,500,0006.5M
$894,1670.9M
$3,500,0003.5M
Line 2 $16,450,000 Pairing 2 $4,394,167
$4,250,0004.3M
$750,0000.8M
$5,500,0005.5M
$3,500,0003.5M
$750,0000.8M
Line 3 $10,500,000 Pairing 3 $4,250,000
$2,300,0002.3M
$950,0001M
$3,400,0003.4M
$10,500,00010.5M
$2,875,0002.9M
Line 4 $6,650,000 Goalies $13,375,000
Injury Report
Brendan Gallagher
Expected Return Wed Sep 22, 2021
Brendan Gallagher - OUT - Groin
Wed Jul 7, 2021
Brendan Gallagher | Interim head coach Dominique Ducharme said Gallagher played through a groin injury in the playoffs, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Jeff Petry
Expected Return Wed Sep 22, 2021
Jeff Petry - OUT - Finger
Not Specified
Fri Jul 9, 2021
Jeff Petry | Petry will have a follow-up appointment to determine whether his finger injury will require surgery, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Wed Jul 7, 2021
Jeff Petry | Interim head coach Dominique Ducharme said Petry dealt with injuries to his fingers during the playoffs, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Tyler Toffoli
Expected Return Wed Sep 22, 2021
Tyler Toffoli - OUT - Groin
Wed Jul 7, 2021
Tyler Toffoli | Toffoli was dealing with a groin injury during the Stanley Cup Finals, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Ryan Poehling
Expected Return Wed Sep 22, 2021
Ryan Poehling - OUT - Wrist
Surgery
Fri Aug 27, 2021
Ryan Poehling | Poehling (wrist) signed a two-year contract extension with the Canadiens on Friday. The first year of the contract is a two-way deal, whereas the second year of the contract is a one-way deal.

Thu May 6, 2021
Ryan Poehling | Poehling has suffered a season-ending wrist injury that will require surgery.
Carey Price
Expected Return Fri Oct 1, 2021
Carey Price - OUT - Knee
Surgery
Fri Jul 23, 2021
Carey Price | Price underwent successful knee surgery Friday and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season.

Thu Jul 22, 2021
Carey Price | Price (knee) is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, though that timeline remains uncertain according to general manager Marc Bergevin, Mike Zeisberger of (NHL).com reports.
Wed Jul 21, 2021
Carey Price | Price (knee) will not be selected by Seattle in Wednesday night's Expansion Draft, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Sun Jul 18, 2021
Carey Price | Price will visit a doctor in New York this week regarding knee and hip issues, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic 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
(14) Forwards $44,194,167 54.2% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Staal, Eric C 36
$0
UFA
Perreault, Mathieu LW 33
$950,000
$0
UFA
Byron, Paul LW 32
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$0
UFA
Hoffman, Mike LW 31
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$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
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA
(2027)
Armia, Joel RW 28
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$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
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
(2027)
Paquette, Cedric C 28
$950,000
$0
UFA
Drouin, Jonathan LW 26
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Lehkonen, Artturi LW 26
$2,300,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Dvorak, Christian LW 25
$4,450,000
$4,450,000
$4,450,000
NTC
$4,450,000
NTC
$0
UFA
Evans, Jake C 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Suzuki, Nick C 22
$863,334
$0
RFA
Caufield, Cole RW 20
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$44,194,167
$38,380,833
$28,600,000
$19,850,000
$12,000,000
$0
(6) Defence $27,351,310 33.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Weber, Shea
LTIR
D 36
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$0
UFA
(2026)
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
Savard, David D 30
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Edmundson, Joel D 28
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Kulak, Brett D 27
$1,850,000
$0
UFA
Romanov, Alexander D 21
$894,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$27,351,310
$21,107,143
$21,107,143
$17,607,143
$7,857,143
$0
(2) Goalies $13,375,000 16.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Price, Carey G 34
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$0
UFA
(2026)
Allen, Jake G 31
$2,875,000
$2,875,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$13,375,000
$13,375,000
$10,500,000
$10,500,000
$10,500,000
$0
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
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 2025-2026
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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22 15 11 8
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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46 23 15 8
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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$87,476,371 $73,696,309 $61,040,476 $47,957,143
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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$-5,976,371 $7,803,691 $20,459,524 $33,542,857
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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$-5,976,371 $7,803,691 $20,459,524 $33,542,857
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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$87,476,371 $73,696,309 $61,040,476 $47,957,143
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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$597,561 $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
(23) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Frolik, Michael RW 33
$0
UFA
McEwan, James C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Weal, Jordan C 29
$0
UFA
Ouellet, Xavier D 28
$737,500
$0
UFA
Broll, David LW 28
$0
Blandisi, Joseph C 27
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Dauphin, Laurent C 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Dea, Jean-Sebastien C 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Belpedio, Louie D 25
$750,000
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Koberstein, Nikolas D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Baddock, Brandon LW 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Vejdemo, Lukas C 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Eisenschmid, Markus C 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
McNiven, Michael G 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Wideman, Chris D 31
$750,000
$0
UFA
Goulet, Alexandre C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Pezzetta, Michael LW 23
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Henrikson, Arvid D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Corrin, William D 30
$0
Samuel, Antoine G 24
$0
$0
UFA
Poehling, Ryan C 22
$750,000
$750,000
$0
RFA
Brook, Josh D 22
$795,000
$0
RFA
Ikonen, Joni C 22
$0
Walford, Scott D 22
$0
Tyszka, Jarret D 22
$0
Primeau, Cayden G 22
$880,833
$0
RFA
Posa, Saverio D 29
$0
Dufour, Kevin LW 29
$0
Boucher, Jordan LW 27
$0
Belzile, Alex RW 30
$750,000
$0
UFA
Ylonen, Jesse RW 21
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
Olofsson, Jacob C 21
$0
Hillis, Cameron C 21
$838,333
$838,333
$0
RFA
Harris, Jordan D 21
$0
McShane, Allan C 21
$0
Gorniak, Jack C 22
$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
Harvey, Samuel G 23
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Jevpalovs, Nikita RW 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Lamarche, Maxim D 29
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Marcoux, Etienne G 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Martineau, Phelix C 24
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Melancon, T.J. D 25
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Plant, Adam D 26
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Lucchini, Jake LW 26
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Leskinen, Otto D 24
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Struble, Jayden D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Norlinder, Mattias D 21
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Fairbrother, Gianni D 20
$848,333
$848,333
$848,333
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Leguerrier, Jacob D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Pitlick, Rhett LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Nissen Dichow, Frederik G 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Khisamutdinov, Arsen LW 23
$795,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Ruscheinski, Kieran D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Harvey-Pinard, Rafael LW 22
$825,000
$825,000
$0
RFA
Culkin, Ryan D 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Schueneman, Corey D 26
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Cox, Joe RW 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
LaCouvee, Connor G 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Pelletier, William LW 28
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Demchenko, Vasili G 27
$0
UFA
Guhle, Kaiden D 19
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Tuch, Luke LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Mysak, Jan C 19
$850,833
$850,833
$850,833
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Smith, Jack 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Biondi, Blake C 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Farrell, Sean LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Dobes, Jakub G 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Gordin, Alexander 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Mailloux, Logan D 18
$0
Kidney, Riley C 18
$0
Kapanen, Oliver C 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Kostenko, Dmitri D 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Trudeau, William D 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Sobolev, Daniil D 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Roy, Joshua C 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Simoneau, Xavier C 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Vrbetic, Joe G 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$18,214,999
$6,746,666
$3,452,500
$0
$0
$0