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Montreal Canadiens

Head Coach Martin St. Louis
Assistant Coach Luke Richardson
Assistant Coach Alex Burrows
Video Coach Mario Leblanc
Playoff Odds 0%
Projected Cap Hit $92,490,110
Projected Cap Space $-11,562,610
Current Cap Space $6,113,062
LTIR Pool $13,308,514
Roster 29/23
Contracts 49/50
Transactions
Riley Kidney | Kidney signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Canadiens on Wednesday. May 4
Jordan Harris | Harris scored a goal in Friday's 10-2 win over the Panthers. Apr 29
Cole Caufield | Caufield delivered three goals in a 10-2 win over Florida on Friday. Apr 29
Cayden Primeau | Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval on Thursday. Apr 28
Nick Suzuki | Suzuki had an assist, one shot on net, one hit and two penalty minutes in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rangers. Apr 28

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NHL

Revised Roster Rules - Emergency Exceptions & Taxi Squad

Revised Rules for 21-22 season released Dec 26
No games currently scheduled
Line Combinations Updated: Apr 29 (3:43pm)
$880,8330.9M
$863,3340.9M
$4,500,0004.5M
$894,1670.9M
$3,500,0003.5M
Line 1 $6,244,167 Pairing 1 $4,394,167
$917,8310.9M
$750,0000.8M
$6,500,0006.5M
$3,500,0003.5M
$6,250,0006.3M
Line 2 $8,167,831 Pairing 2 $9,750,000
$950,0001M
$4,450,0004.5M
$5,500,0005.5M
$842,5000.8M
$750,0000.8M
Line 3 $10,900,000 Pairing 3 $1,592,500
$750,0000.8M
$750,0000.8M
$1,750,0001.8M
$10,500,00010.5M
$750,0000.8M
Line 4 $3,250,000 Goalies $11,250,000
Injury Report
Shea Weber
Expected Return Thu Sep 1, 2022
Shea Weber - IR-LT - Ankle
Not Specified
Thu Jul 22, 2021
Shea Weber | Weber (ankle) is expected to miss the upcoming season and has likely played his last (NHL) game. General manager Marc Bergevin told reporters, "Even missing a practice for him wasn't an option. He has a lot of mileage...he won't be back next season, and probably won't be back for his career," Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Wed Jul 14, 2021
Shea Weber | Weber, who played through a thumb injury in the playoffs, may miss the entirety of the upcoming season due to lingering foot and ankle issues, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Wed Jul 7, 2021
Shea Weber | Weber played through a thumb injury during the playoffs, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Sam Montembeault
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Sam Montembeault - OUT - Wrist
Surgery
Mon May 9, 2022
Sam Montembeault | Montembeault underwent surgery on his wrist Friday. He's expected to be ready for training camp.
Paul Byron
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Paul Byron - OUT - Lower Body
Not Specified
Fri Apr 29, 2022
Paul Byron | Byron (lower body) will not play Friday against Florida, per the (NHL)'s media site.

Wed Apr 20, 2022
Paul Byron | Byron (lower body) won't play Thursday against Philadelphia.
Tue Apr 19, 2022
Paul Byron | Byron (lower body) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Wild.
Jake Allen
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jake Allen - OUT - Groin
Tue Apr 12, 2022
Jake Allen | Allen will miss the remainder of the campaign with a groin injury.

Mon Apr 11, 2022
Jake Allen | Allen (lower body) won't be available against Winnipeg on Monday and his recovery timeline remains undetermined, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Sat Apr 9, 2022
Jake Allen | Allen will guard the road cage during Saturday's matchup with the Maple Leafs, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Sat Apr 9, 2022
Jake Allen | Allen (undisclosed) left Saturday's game in the first period.
Sat Apr 9, 2022
Jake Allen | Allen suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs, and he will not return.
Justin Barron
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Justin Barron - OUT - Ankle
Not Specified
Tue Apr 12, 2022
Justin Barron | Barron won't require surgery on his injured ankle but will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Mon Apr 11, 2022
Justin Barron | Barron (leg) is not available Monday against the Jets, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Sat Apr 9, 2022
Justin Barron | Barron (leg) remains out of the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.
Wed Apr 6, 2022
Justin Barron | Barron scored his first (NHL) goal but later limped off the ice with a leg injury in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Ottawa, Erik Leijon of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Wed Apr 6, 2022
Justin Barron | Barron (leg) won't travel with the team for its upcoming two-game road trip.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Taxi Squad
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(16) Forwards $41,611,998 51.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Perreault, Mathieu LW 34
$950,000
$0
UFA
Byron, Paul LW 33
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$0
UFA
Hoffman, Mike LW 32
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$0
UFA
Pitlick, Tyler C 30
$1,750,000
$0
UFA
Gallagher, Brendan RW 30
$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

(2025)
Anderson, Josh RW 28
$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)
Dauphin, Laurent C 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Drouin, Jonathan LW 27
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Dvorak, Christian LW 26
$4,450,000
$4,450,000
$4,450,000
NTC
$4,450,000
NTC
$0
UFA

(2025)
Evans, Jake C 25
$750,000
$1,700,000
$1,700,000
$1,700,000
$0
UFA

(2025)
Pitlick, Rem RW 25
$917,831
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Pezzetta, Michael LW 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Suzuki, Nick C 22
$863,334
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
$0
UFA

(2030)
Poehling, Ryan C 23
$750,000
$750,000
$0
RFA
Caufield, Cole RW 21
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$41,611,998
$44,455,833
$33,925,000
$29,425,000
$19,875,000
(10) Defence $26,005,060 31.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Weber, Shea D 36
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$0
UFA

(2026)
Petry, Jeff D 34
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2025)
Savard, David D 31
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA

(2025)
Edmundson, Joel D 28
$3,500,000
M-NTC
$3,500,000
M-NTC
$3,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Lagesson, William D 26
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Wideman, Chris D 32
$750,000
$0
UFA
Clague, Kale D 23
$761,250
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Romanov, Alexander D 22
$894,167
$0
RFA
Harris, Jordan D 21
$842,500
$842,500
$0
RFA
Barron, Justin D 20
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$26,005,060
$22,874,643
$22,032,143
$17,607,143
$7,857,143
(3) Goalies $14,125,000 17.3% 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
Montembeault, Sam G 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$14,125,000
$13,375,000
$10,500,000
$10,500,000
$10,500,000
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
TOTALS
(4) Buyout & Retained Salary $5,783,333 7.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Chiarot, Ben
Retained Salary
D 31
$1,750,000
Lehkonen, Artturi
Retained Salary
LW 26
$1,150,000
Kulak, Brett
Retained Salary
D 28
$925,000
Alzner, Karl
Buyout
D 33
$1,958,333
$833,333
$833,333
TOTALS
$5,783,333
$833,333
$833,333
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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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29 19 13 10
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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49 31 21 13
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 $82,500,000 $82,500,000 $82,500,000
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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$92,490,110 $82,671,309 $67,290,476 $57,532,143
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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$-11,562,610 $-171,309 $15,209,524 $24,967,857
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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$6,113,062 $-171,309 $15,209,524 $24,967,857
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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$13,308,514 $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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$88,122,952 $82,671,309 $67,290,476 $57,532,143
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 $1,132,500 $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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$1,770,000 $1,570,000 $275,000 $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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0 3 3 3
(20) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
McEwan, James C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Ouellet, Xavier D 28
$737,500
$0
UFA
Broll, David LW 29
$0
Paquette, Cedric C 28
$950,000
$0
UFA
Dea, Jean-Sebastien C 28
$750,000
$0
UFA
Belpedio, Louie D 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Koberstein, Nikolas D 26
$0
$0
UFA
Vejdemo, Lukas C 26
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Niku, Sami D 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Eisenschmid, Markus C 27
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Goulet, Alexandre C 26
$0
$0
UFA
Henrikson, Arvid D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Corrin, William D 30
$0
Samuel, Antoine G 24
$0
$0
UFA
Brook, Josh D 22
$795,000
$0
RFA
Ikonen, Joni C 23
$0
Walford, Scott D 23
$0
Schnarr, Nate C 23
$786,667
$0
RFA
Tyszka, Jarret D 23
$0
Primeau, Cayden G 22
$880,833
$0
RFA
Posa, Saverio D 30
$0
Dufour, Kevin LW 29
$0
Boucher, Jordan LW 28
$0
Belzile, Alex RW 30
$750,000
$0
UFA
Ylonen, Jesse RW 22
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
Olofsson, Jacob C 22
$0
Hillis, Cameron C 21
$838,333
$838,333
$0
RFA
McShane, Allan C 22
$0
Gorniak, Jack C 22
$0
Fonstad, Cole C 22
$0
Houde, Samuel C 22
$0
Stapley, Brett C 23
$0
Teasdale, Joel LW 23
$760,000
$0
RFA
Adams-Moisan, Morgan RW 25
$0
$0
UFA
Harvey, Samuel G 24
$0
$0
UFA
Jevpalovs, Nikita RW 27
$0
$0
UFA
Lamarche, Maxim D 29
$0
$0
UFA
Marcoux, Etienne G 28
$0
$0
UFA
Martineau, Phelix C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Melancon, T.J. D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Plant, Adam D 27
$0
$0
UFA
Leskinen, Otto D 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Struble, Jayden D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Norlinder, Mattias D 22
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Fairbrother, Gianni D 21
$848,333
$848,333
$848,333
$0
RFA
Leguerrier, Jacob D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Pitlick, Rhett LW 21
$0
$0
UFA
Nissen Dichow, Frederik G 21
$0
$0
UFA
Ruscheinski, Kieran D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Harvey-Pinard, Rafael LW 23
$825,000
$825,000
$0
RFA
Culkin, Ryan D 28
$0
$0
UFA
Schueneman, Corey D 26
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Cox, Joe RW 28
$0
$0
UFA
LaCouvee, Connor G 27
$0
$0
UFA
Pelletier, William LW 29
$0
$0
UFA
Guhle, Kaiden D 20
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Heineman, Emil LW 20
$897,500
$897,500
$897,500
$0
UFA
Tuch, Luke LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
Mysak, Jan C 19
$850,833
$850,833
$850,833
$0
RFA
Smilanic, Ty C 20
$0
Smith, Jack C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Biondi, Blake C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Farrell, Sean LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
Dobes, Jakub G 20
$0
$0
UFA
Gordin, Alexander C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Mailloux, Logan D 19
$0
Kidney, Riley C 19
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
Kapanen, Oliver C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Kostenko, Dmitri D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Trudeau, William D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Sobolev, Daniil D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Roy, Joshua C 18
$856,667
$856,667
$856,667
$0
UFA
Simoneau, Xavier C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Vrbetic, Joe G 19
$0
$0
UFA
Xhekaj, Arber D 21
$828,333
$828,333
$828,333
$0
RFA
Condotta, Lucas LW 24
$830,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$16,234,999
$10,268,333
$6,894,167
$2,613,334