Projecting Habs Line Up For Season Opener

Published August 29, 2021 at 7:36

Marc Bergevin has had another busy off-season. He added Stanley Cup champion David Savard to his defence. Chris Wideman, the KHL's 2020-21 Defensive Player of the Year, was also added. Bergevin bolstered his forward group by adding Mike Hoffman, Cedric Paquette, and Mathieu Perreault.

These players were acquired via free agency and the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft. All of Montreal's goaltenders left this off-season, including Cale Fleury (Seattle, Expansion Draft), Phillip Danault (Los Angeles), Tomas Tatar (Jersey), Corey Perry (Tampa Bay), Jon Merrill (Minnesota), and Charlie Lindgren

Bergevin has also signed many of his pending UFAs and RFAs recently. Joel Armia inked a four-year agreement on the first day of free agency. He re-signed Artturi Lehkonen for one year on July 31st. Three more players signed new contracts in August.

Captain Shea Weber will miss the entire season due to ankle, foot, and knee problems. Paul Byron will also be out after hip surgery late in July. His recovery was expected in five months, putting him back in the lineup in early January.

Carey Price had a minor knee treatment in late July and will be ready for training camp next month. Jonathan Drouin, who missed the last weeks of the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs due to personal issues, should be ready for training camp.


Mike Hoffman - Nick Suzuki - Cole Caufield
Jonathan Drouin - Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Brendan Gallagher
Tyler Toffoli - Cedric Paquette - Josh Anderson
Artturi Lehkonen - Jake Evans - Joel Armia

Additional: Mathieu Perreault, Ryan Poehling, Jesse Ylonen.


Joel Edmundson - Jeff Petry
Alexander Romanov - David Savard
Ben Chiarot - Chris Wideman

Additional: Brett Kulak, Mattias Norlinder, Xavier Ouellet.


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Projecting Habs Line Up For Season Opener

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