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Montreal Canadiens

Head Coach Martin St. Louis
Assistant Coach Stephane Rodibas
Assistant Coach Alex Burrows
Assistant Coach Trent Letowski
Playoff Odds 0%
Projected Cap Hit $81,301,666
Projected Cap Space $1,198,334
Current Cap Space $1,198,334
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 22/23
Contracts 44/50
Transactions
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Jeff Petry and Ryan Poehling from the Montreal Canadiens for Mike Matheson and a 2023 fourth round pick
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Jul 16
Rem Pitlick | Pitlick signed a two-year, $2.2 million contract with the Canadiens on Saturday. Jul 16
Filip Mesar | Mesar signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Canadiens on Thursday. Jul 14
Juraj Slafkovsky | Slafkovsky signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Canadiens on Wednesday. Jul 13
Mitchell Stephens | Stephens signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canadiens on Wednesday. Jul 13

Performance Bonuses

2022 Team Performance Bonus Overages

Overview of Team Bonus Overages - written by Earl Schwartz
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Line Combinations Updated: Jul 16 (2:20pm)
$880,8330.9M
$7,875,0007.9M
$4,500,0004.5M
$4,875,0004.9M
$3,500,0003.5M
Line 1 $13,255,833 Pairing 1 $8,375,000
$5,500,0005.5M
$4,450,0004.5M
$5,500,0005.5M
$3,500,0003.5M
$925,0000.9M
Line 2 $15,450,000 Pairing 2 $4,425,000
$5,000,0005M
$00M
$6,500,0006.5M
$842,5000.8M
$762,5000.8M
Line 3 $11,500,000 Pairing 3 $1,605,000
$3,400,0003.4M
$1,700,0001.7M
$3,400,0003.4M
$10,500,00010.5M
$2,875,0002.9M
Line 4 $8,500,000 Goalies $13,375,000
Injury Report
Jan Mysak
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jan Mysak - OUT - Undisclosed
Wed Jun 29, 2022
Jan Mysak | Mysak played through an undisclosed injury during the Memorial Cup with OHL Hamilton, Scott Wheeler of The Athletic reports.
Carey Price
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Carey Price - OUT - Knee
Fri Jun 24, 2022
Carey Price | Price (knee) underwent a "small procedure" on his knee recently, and the Canadiens are waiting to see how he responds to it, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

Tue May 31, 2022
Carey Price | Price met with a specialist in Pittsburgh regarding his knee following the season, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Sam Montembeault
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Sam Montembeault - OUT - Wrist
Surgery
Mon Jul 18, 2022
Sam Montembeault | Montembeault (wrist) signed a two-year, $2 million deal with the Canadiens on Monday.

Mon May 9, 2022
Sam Montembeault | Montembeault underwent surgery on his wrist Friday. He's expected to be ready for training camp.
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
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(13) Forwards $50,555,833 61.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Perreault, Mathieu LW 34
$0
UFA
Byron, Paul LW 33
$3,400,000
$0
UFA
Dadonov, Evgenii RW 33
$5,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Hoffman, Mike LW 32
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$0
UFA
Pitlick, Tyler C 30
$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 29
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$0
UFA
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)
Drouin, Jonathan LW 27
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Dvorak, Christian LW 26
$4,450,000
$4,450,000
NTC
$4,450,000
NTC
$0
UFA
Evans, Jake C 26
$1,700,000
$1,700,000
$1,700,000
$0
UFA
Pitlick, Rem RW 25
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$0
UFA
Pezzetta, Michael LW 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Suzuki, Nick C 23
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
NTC
$0
UFA

(2030)
Dach, Kirby C 21
$0
RFA
Caufield, Cole RW 21
$880,833
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$50,555,833
$35,025,000
$29,425,000
$19,875,000
$19,875,000
(6) Defence $14,405,000 17.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Savard, David D 31
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Edmundson, Joel D 29
$3,500,000
M-NTC
$3,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Matheson, Mike D 28
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Wideman, Chris D 32
$762,500
$762,500
$0
UFA
Harris, Jordan D 22
$842,500
$0
RFA
Barron, Justin D 20
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$14,405,000
$13,562,500
$8,375,000
$4,875,000
(3) Goalies $14,375,000 17.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Price, Carey G 34
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Allen, Jake G 32
$2,875,000
$0
UFA
Montembeault, Sam G 25
$1,000,000
$1,000,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$14,375,000
$11,500,000
$10,500,000
$10,500,000
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
TOTALS
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $833,333 1.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Alzner, Karl
Buyout
D 33
$833,333
$833,333
TOTALS
$833,333
$833,333
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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 9 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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44 25 16 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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$82,500,000 $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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$81,301,666 $60,920,833 $48,300,000 $35,250,000
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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$1,198,334 $21,579,167 $34,200,000 $47,250,000
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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$1,198,334 $21,579,167 $34,200,000 $47,250,000
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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$81,301,666 $60,920,833 $48,300,000 $35,250,000
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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$1,132,500 $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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$1,570,000 $275,000 $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
(22) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
McEwan, James C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Paquette, Cedric C 28
$0
UFA
Richard, Anthony C 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Bowey, Madison D 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Koberstein, Nikolas D 26
$0
$0
UFA
Stephens, Mitchell C 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Vejdemo, Lukas C 26
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Niku, Sami D 25
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Eisenschmid, Markus C 27
$0
RFA
Goulet, Alexandre C 26
$0
$0
UFA
Henrikson, Arvid D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Samuel, Antoine G 24
$0
$0
UFA
Brook, Josh D 23
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Ikonen, Joni C 23
$0
$0
UFA
Walford, Scott D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Schnarr, Nate C 23
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Tyszka, Jarret D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Primeau, Cayden G 23
$0
RFA
Belzile, Alex RW 30
$750,000
$0
UFA
Ylonen, Jesse RW 22
$880,833
$0
RFA
Olofsson, Jacob C 22
$0
Hillis, Cameron C 22
$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
$0
UFA
Teasdale, Joel LW 23
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Adams-Moisan, Morgan RW 25
$0
$0
UFA
Harvey, Samuel G 24
$0
$0
UFA
Martineau, Phelix C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Melancon, T.J. D 26
$0
$0
UFA
Plant, Adam D 27
$0
$0
UFA
Leskinen, Otto D 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Struble, Jayden D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Norlinder, Mattias D 22
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Fairbrother, Gianni D 21
$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
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Schueneman, Corey D 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Guhle, Kaiden D 20
$863,334
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Heineman, Emil LW 20
$897,500
$897,500
$897,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Tuch, Luke LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
Mysak, Jan C 20
$828,333
$828,333
$828,333
$0
RFA
Smilanic, Ty C 20
$0
Smith, Jack C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Biondi, Blake C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Farrell, Sean LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
Dobes, Jakub G 21
$0
$0
UFA
Gordin, Alexander C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Mailloux, Logan D 19
$0
Kidney, Riley C 19
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Kapanen, Oliver C 19
$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 19
$856,667
$856,667
$856,667
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Simoneau, Xavier C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Vrbetic, Joe G 19
$0
$0
UFA
Xhekaj, Arber D 21
$828,333
$828,333
$0
RFA
Condotta, Lucas LW 24
$830,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Mesar, Filip C 18
$950,000
$950,000
$950,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Beck, Owen C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Guindon, Cedrick C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Rohrer, Vinzenz C 17
$0
$0
UFA
Slafkovský, Juraj LW 18
$950,000
$950,000
$950,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Hutson, Lane D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Engström, Adam D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Davidson, Jared C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Croteau, Emmett G 18
$0
$0
UFA
Nurmi, Petteri D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Tourigny, Miguël D 20
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$18,115,000
$8,740,834
$6,205,001