How were the Montreal Canadiens built?


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Four players who have made at least one playoff game this season have previously won the Stanley Cup: forwards Eric Staal (2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes), Corey perry (2007, Anaheim Ducks) and Tyler toffoli (2014, Los Angeles Kings), and Defender Joel edmundson (2019, St. Louis Blues). The reservist guard Jake allen, who has yet to play in these series, also won the Cup with the Blues in 2019.

Among the 23 players who played at least one playoff game, 12 of them were acquired in a trade, seven were selected by Montreal in the NHL Draft, three others signed a contract as a free agent, and another was claimed on waivers.

Here’s an overview of how the training for Canadians was built:

FORWARDERS

Josh Anderson, AD: Acquired in a transaction with the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 6, 2020 in return for the forward Max Domi, Anderson has 24 points (17 goals, seven assists) in 52 regular season games and four points (three goals, one assist) in 17 playoff games.

Joel armia, AD: Acquired in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets on June 30, 2018 with goaltender Steve Mason and two draft picks in return for defenseman Simon Bourque, Armia amassed 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 41 regular season games and eight points (five goals, three assists) in 17 playoff games.

Paul Byron, AG: Claimed on waivers from the Calgary Flames on October 6, 2015, Byron recorded 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 46 regular season games and six points (three goals, three assists) in 17 playoff games.

Cole caufield, AD: Selected with the 15th pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, Caufield has five points (four goals, one assist) in 10 regular season games and nine points (four goals, five assists) in 15 playoff games.

Phillip danault, VS : Acquired in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on February 26, 2018 with a second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft in return for forwards Tomas Fleischmann and Dale Weise, Danault amassed 24 points (five goals, 19 assists) in 53 games. regular season and three assists in 17 playoff games.

Jake evans, VS : Selected in the seventh round (207th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Evans had 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 47 regular season games and scored one goal in four playoff games. He has missed the last seven meetings with a concussion.

Brendan Gallagher, AD: Selected in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft, Gallagher amassed 23 points (14 goals, nine assists) in 35 regular season games and five points (two goals, three assists) in 17 playoff games.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi, VS : Selected with the third pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, Kotkaniemi has 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 56 regular season games and seven points (five goals, two assists) in 16 playoff games.

Artturi Lehkonen, AG: Selected in the second round (55th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft, Lehkonen had 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 47 regular season games and four points (three goals, one assist) in 12 playoff games, including the overtime winner in Game 6 against the Vegas Golden Knights which propelled the Canadiens to the Final.

Corey Perry, AD: Signed out as a free agent on December 28, 2020, Perry had 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in 49 regular season games and nine points (three goals, six assists) in 17 playoff games.

Eric Staal, C: Acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Sabers on March 26 in return for a third and fifth round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, Staal recorded 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 53 regular season games, including three points (two goals, one assist) in 21 games with Montreal. He added eight points (two goals, six assists) in 16 playoff games.

Nick suzuki, VS : Acquired in a transaction with the Golden Knights in the company of the striker Tomas Tatar and a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on September 10, 2018 in return for forward Max Pacioretty, Suzuki has 41 points (15 goals, 26 assists) in 56 regular season games and 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 17 playoff games.

Tomas Tatar, AG: Acquired in a transaction with the Golden Knights along with Suzuki and a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on September 10, 2018 in return for forward Max Pacioretty, Tatar had 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists ) in 50 regular season games and one assist in five playoff games.

Tyler Toffoli, AD: Signed up as a free agent on October 12, 2020, Toffoli led the Canadiens in goals (28) and points (44) in the regular season and leads the team with 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 17 playoff games.

DEFENDERS

Ben chiarot : Signed out as a free agent on July 4, 2019, Chiarot recorded seven points (one goal, six assists) in 41 regular season games. He hasn’t scored any points in 17 playoff games.

Joel Edmundson: Acquired in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes on September 12, 2020 in return for a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, Edmundson amassed 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 55 regular season games and six assists in 17 playoff games.

Erik Gustafsson : Acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers on April 12 for a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, Gustafsson had 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) in 29 regular season games, including two assists. in five parts with Montreal. He added three points (one goal, two assists) in 13 playoff games.

Brett Kulak : Acquired in a trade with the Flames on October 1, 2018 for defensemen Rinat Valiev and Matt Taormina, Kulak had eight points (two goals, six assists) in 46 regular season games. He had one assist in 11 playoff games.

Jon merrill : Acquired in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings on April 11 for forward Hayden Verbeek and a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, Merrill had five assists in 49 regular-season games. He has not collected any points in 13 regular season games or 10 playoff games with Montreal.

Jeff petry : Acquired in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers on March 2, 2015 for a second and fourth round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, Petry has 42 points (12 goals, 30 assists) in 55 season games. regular, and he’s had five assists in 15 playoff games.

Alexander Romanov : Selected in the second round (38th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft, Romanov registered six points (one goal, five assists) in 54 regular season games. He hasn’t collected any points in two playoff games.

Shea weber : Acquired in a trade with the Nashville Predators on June 29, 2016 in return for the defenseman PK Subban, Weber has 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in 48 regular season games and four points (one goal, three assists) in 17 playoff games. He was named captain of the Canadiens on October 1, 2018.

GUARDIANS

Jake Allen: Acquired in a trade with the Blues on September 2, 2020 with a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft in return for a third and seventh round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, Allen posted an 11- 12-5 with a 2.68 goals against average and .907 save percentage in 29 regular season games (27 starts). He has not yet played in the playoffs.

Carey Price : Selected with the fifth pick in the 2005 NHL Draft, Price was 12-7-5 with a 2.64 GPA, .901 save and one shutout in 25 regular season games. In 17 playoff games, he was 12-5 with a 2.02 GAA, .934 save percentage and shutout.

COACHES

Dominique Ducharme, head coach: Promoted to the position on February 24 following the firing of Claude Julien, Ducharme guided the Canadiens to a 15-16-7 record and fourth place in the Scotia Nord section. He has served as an assistant coach for the past three seasons after being hired on April 27, 2018.

Luke Richardson, Deputy: Hired on July 9, 2018, Richardson has led the Canadiens in the last four meetings after Ducharme tested positive for COVID-19. Richardson previously served as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators.

Alex Burrows, Assistant: Promoted to the position on February 21, 2021, Burrows has been an assistant coach with the Laval Rocket, the Canadiens’ school club in the American Hockey League, for the past two seasons.

Sean Burke, goaltending coach: Hired as a scout in 2016, Burke was promoted to his post on March 2 following the dismissal of Stéphane Waite.

GENERAL MANAGER

Marc Bergevin: Hired on May 2, 2012 to replace Pierre Gauthier, Bergevin has led the Canadiens to the playoffs six times in nine seasons. He was named a finalist for the Jim Gregory Award for General Manager of the Year this season and in 2013-14. Bergevin previously worked in the Chicago Blackhawks organization between 2007 and 2012, including a season as an assistant GM in 2011-12.



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