All the latest Habs news, recent Montreal Canadiens stories, as well as information from around the National Hockey League.
- The Montreal Canadiens have already signed the majority of the players they planned on extending this summer, with the exception of one forward: Jesse Ylonen. We took a look at some of the comparable contracts, including an in-house comparable that serves as a good indication of how much Ylonen will cost the Canadiens once he signs his extension. [What Jesse Ylonen’s Extension With Canadiens Could Look Like]
- Former Canadiens forward Nate Thompson has decided to hang up his skates. The 38-year-old forward spent one season with the Canadiens, including some time with a very young Habs forward named Nick Suzuki, who he helped acclimatize to the NHL.
From the time I was 4 until 38 hockey has been my life and best friend. I’m beyond grateful and thankful for all the great people I’ve met and friendships I’ve made. All good things must come to an end so thank you to all who supported me along this journey.✌🏼❤️ pic.twitter.com/38a773D0ko
— Nate Thompson (@NateThompson44) July 20, 2023
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- Is Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk part of the team’s roster plans past this upcoming season? [Boston Bruins]
- It’s not particularly troubling that Drew O’Connor and the Pittsburgh Penguins are scheduled for salary arbitration. Not yet, anyway [Pittsburgh Penguins]
- Earlier this week, legendary former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Viacheslav Fetisov was aiming his vitriol at former Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek. Now, he is setting the sites of his verbal barrage directly at the International Olympic Committee (IOC). [Detroit Red Wings]
- The Colorado Avalanche have been home to some of the best players to ever play the game of hockey, but perhaps no Avalanche player was more dominant, when healthy, than Peter Forsberg. On Thursday, the Avalanche legend turned 50 years old, so our friends at Colorado Hockey Now wanted to wish Forsberg a very happy birthday. [Colorado Avalanche]
- Philadelphia Flyers special advisor to hockey operations Patrick Sharp won two championships on the Wells Fargo Center ice. For Flyers fans, one was extremely painful. [Philadelphia Flyers]
- The Vegas Golden Knights extended forward Brett Howden for two years at a $1.9 million AAV. Howden’s extension means the two sides will avoid arbitration. [Vegas Golden Knights]