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Canadiens Re-Up Charles Hudon For One Year

Canadiens Re-Up Charles Hudon For One Year

Early this morning, the Canadiens announced that they signed Charles Hudon to a one-year, one-way contract ($800,000). Just like his fellow teammates Armia and Lehkonen, he avoided going to arbitration. His date set for August 2nd. This will be Hudon’s fourth season with the Montreal Canadiens having played his first professional season during the 2014-15 […]

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Taking Care of Business; Lehkonen Signs Two-Year Contract

Taking Care of Business; Lehkonen Signs Two-Year Contract

Following the signing of Joel Armia, the Habs announced that they have inked Artturi Lehkonen to a two-year contract ($2.4M AAV). Just like with his fellow countryman, Armia, the Canadiens avoided going to arbitration with the young Finn whose date was set for August 3rd. Lehkonen just finished his third season with the Habs; having […]

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Arbitration Avoided; Habs Sign Armia For Two Years

Arbitration Avoided; Habs Sign Armia For Two Years

The Canadiens announced earlier this afternoon the signing of Joel Armia to a two-year contract, where he would earn $2.6M AAV. Last week, Joel Armia had filed for arbitration and it was reported that his date was scheduled for July 20th. Clearly, the two parties came to an agreement and can now focus on the […]

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What to do with the “Finnish Line”

What to do with the “Finnish Line”

As we speak, the Montreal Canadiens are in the midst of building their roster for the 2019-2020 NHL season. With just under $7.5 Million in cap space remaining according to CapFriendly, the question looms over what to do with RFA’s Joel Armia and Arturri Lehkonen, who both filed for arbitration on Friday. The Canadiens have […]

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Canadiens Ink Nick Cousins To A One-Year, One-Way Contract

Canadiens Ink Nick Cousins To A One-Year, One-Way Contract

Earlier today, the Canadiens announced that they signed forward Nick Cousins to a one-year, one-way contract worth $1 Million.  Here are some fast facts.   He was drafted in 2011 in the third round by the Philadelphia Flyers.   From 2009 to 2013, he played in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the Sault Ste. […]

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Canadiens Sign Ben Chiarot for 3 Years

Canadiens Sign Ben Chiarot for 3 Years

Earlier today, the Canadiens announced that they signed left-handed defenseman Ben Chiarot to a 3-year, $10.5M contract.‬ He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 4th round in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Chiarot played in the AHL for the 2009-10 season and signed his entry-level contract with the Thrashers in 2011. Fast-forward to […]

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Canadiens Sign Phil Varone To A One-Year, Two-Way Contract

Canadiens Sign Phil Varone To A One-Year, Two-Way Contract

On July 3rd, the Canadiens signed forward Phil Varone to a one-year, two-way contract ($700,000 NHL and $450,000 AHL). Varone was drafted in the fifth round by the San Jose Sharks in 2009. The forward played in the OHL in 2010-11 and was not signed by the Sharks following that season. As a free agent, […]

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Canadiens Ink Riley Barber

Canadiens Ink Riley Barber

The Canadiens have announced that they have signed forward Riley Barber to a one-year, two-way deal ($700,000 NHL and $300,000 AHL – guaranteed salary $400,000). Barber was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 6th round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. While n the Capitals’ organization, Barber suited up for 237 regular season games […]

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Coming To Carey’s Aid: Habs Sign Keith Kinkaid

Coming To Carey’s Aid: Habs Sign Keith Kinkaid

Keith Kinkaid was an early lock for the Montreal Canadiens with word having made its way to the surface in recent days.  This would usually be met with groans and sighs of yet another depth player (counting backup goalies in that) being the “big move” made by Marc Bergevin at a critical point in time. […]

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An Apology to Marc Bergevin

An Apology to Marc Bergevin

Hello Marc, It has been a long time since I wrote to you; and it was not a message of good intent. In late June of 2016, I lambasted you and your staff for moves that were then, and can still be viewed now as poor examples of asset management. This previous letter was formed […]

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Canadiens Re-Up Charles Hudon For One Year

Early this morning, the Canadiens announced that they signed Charles Hudon to a one-year, one-way contract ($800,000). Just like his fellow teammates Armia and Lehkonen, he avoided going to arbitration. His date set for August 2nd. This will be Hudon’s fourth season with the Montreal Canadiens having played his first professional season during the 2014-15 […]

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