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Development Camp sch…
Posted 58 mins ago

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MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday that the team will hold its annual development camp, from July 5-9, at the Bell Sports Complex, in Brossard.

A total of 43 players will participate in the development camp, including 26 forwards, 13 defensemen and four goaltenders. All five players selected by the Canadiens at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft held last weekend in Sunrise, Florida, will be among the participants, including first round selection Noah Juulsen.

The list of players invited to the development camp includes 22 prospects drafted by the Canadiens organization, two players acquired through free agency and…

Canadiens agree to t…
Posted 22 hours ago

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MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Brian Flynn (2015-16 and 2016-17).

“We’re very pleased to have reached an agreement with Brian. A fast, versatile and reliable player, Brian bought into the team’s philosophy from the very first day. He brings the right attitude to the dressing room day in and day out, and has a professional approach to the game. We are proud to have him among our group of forwards,” said general manager Marc Bergevin.

Flynn, 26, recorded 17 points (5 goals,…

Better with age
Posted 2 days ago

MONTREAL – A 32-year-old NHL vet, Tom Gilbert continued to bolster his skillset in 2014-15.

Since initially being named to the NHL’s All-Rookie team during his first full season with the Oilers in 2008, the Bloomington, MN native has earned a reputation as a strong puck-moving defenseman with a playmaking first-pass.

Indeed, Gilbert has racked up 30-plus points every time he’s suited up for all 82 regular season games, including a career-high 40-assist campaign in 2008-09.

But when the 6-foot-2, 204-pound defenseman signed with the Canadiens as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2014, following a 28-point return to form with the…

Canadiens buy out th…
Posted 2 days ago

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MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Monday that the team has bought out the contract of Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau. The 32-year-old forward was under contract with the Club until the end of the 2015-16 season.

“I would like to thank Pierre-Alexandre for his time as a Montreal Canadien and wish him the best with his career. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it gives us more flexibility as we continue to improve our club and provide our young prospects with an opportunity to earn a spot on our roster,” said general manager Marc…

A few good men
Posted 4 days ago

SUNRISE – With five picks in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Canadiens added a solid slew of prospects with offensive upside to the organizational depth chart during their time in South Florida.

After nabbing defenseman Noah Juulsen in Round 1, the Canadiens turned their attention to the other end of the ice on Day 2 of the NHL Draft. Having opted to hold onto their first round pick on Friday night in order to draft Juulsen 26th overall, the Habs were forced to sit out the second round after trading the 57th overall pick to the Oilers in March in exchange…