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CANADIENS OFF SEASON WORK COMPLETED – 21 Transactions Stock Organization for 2015-2016

With the Thursday sisigning of Alex Galchenyuk to a two-year contract the Canadiens completed their off-season contract agenda. Over the last two months they signed 20 players to contracts and added an assistant coach to the staff of their St. John’s AHL farm club.

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GALCHENYUK SIGNS TWO YEAR “BRIDGE” CONTRACT – 2.8 MILLION CAP HIT

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Thursday that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Alex Galchenyuk (2015-16 to 2016-17).

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THOUGHTS FROM WASHINGTON ON SEMIN VIA RUSSIAN CORRESPONDANT SLAVA MALAMUD

Washington-based reporter for Moscow based newspaper Sport-Express, Slava Malamud has covered Alexander Semin since he came to the NHL 12 year. He has not been impressed, and is even less so with the love affair the Advanced Statistics crowd has with Semin.

Feb 7, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Alexander  Semin (28) during warmup prior to game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

CANADIENS ROLL DICE – RIGHT WING ALEXANDER SEMIN SIGNS ONE YEAR CONTRACT

There is a little ‘riverboat gambler’ in Marc Bergevin after all. Friday he announced the signing of controversial right winger Alexander Semin to a one year 1.1 million dollar contract. Semin had an awful season last year in Carolina producing only 6 goals and 13 assists in 57 games. Despite the fact that he had

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GALCHENYUK NEGOTIATIONS PUT ON HOLD

Agent Pat Brisson says negotiations between his client Alex Galchenyuk and Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin are on hold. Galchenyuk is a restricted free agent who is reportedly looking for a long term contract.

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BOURNIVAL’S LAST CHANCE? – One Year/Two Way Canadiens Contract

 Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that forward Michael Bournival has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract.
Bournival, 23, played 29 games with the Canadiens in 2014-15, recording five points..

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CANADIENS SIGN COLLEGE DEFENSEMAN OUT OF DEVELOPMENT CAMP

The Canadiens announced on Monday the signing of free agent defenseman Ryan Johnston to a two-year, two-way contract (2015-16 to 2016-17). Johnston took part in the team’s development camp last week on a tryout basis.

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SIGNING OF EDDIE PASQUALE CREATES CANADIENS GOALTENDING LOGJAM – Five Under Contract

The Canadiens have signed goaltender Eddie Pasquale to an AHL contract to play with their St. John’s IceCaps affiliate for the coming season. With the addition of Pasquale they now have five goaltenders under contract.

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CHRISTIAN THOMAS SIGNED TO ONE YEAR CANADIENS CONTRACT – Pro Development Slow

The Canadiens announced the signing of forward Christian Thomas to a one year two-way contract on Thursday. Thomas was a restricted free agent. The fact that the term was only one year indicates he is running out of development time with the Canadiens.

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CANADIENS 2011 DRAFT CHOICE JOSIAH DIDIER SIGNED TO AHL ST. JOHN’S CONTRACT

The Canadiens selected defenceman Josiah Didier in the fourth round of the 2011 entry draft. Subsequently he played four years at the University of Denver. After a brief AHL contract in April, Didier has been signed to a one year AHL contract with the St. John’s IceCaps.

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CANADIENS ONE OF MANY NEGOTIATING WITH FREE AGENT COLLEGE STAR DEFENCEMAN MIKE REILLY

The Canadiens are one of many teams who are in negotiations for University of Minnesota defenceman Mike Reilly, one of this year’s prized college free agents. While his home state Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks are considered front runners in negotiations, the Canadiens have had recent success in persuading college free agents to join the organization.

MICHAEL McCARRON AND OSHAWA GENERALS REACH MEMORIAL CUP – Win OHL Championship 4-1 vs. Erie Otters

Two members of the Canadiens draft class of 2013 have qualified for the 2015 Memorial Cup Tournament in Quebec City later this month. Michael McCarron scored the winning goal as Oshawa eliminated the Erie Otters in five games in the OHL final. Goaltender Zach Fucale will be in the tournament with the host Quebec Remparts.

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BULLDOGS SAY GOODBYE TO HAMILTON WITH 4-3 SEASON-ENDING SHOOTOUT LOSS SATURDAY

The era of the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs came to an end Saturday with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Lake Erie Monsters at FirstOntario Centre. For the fourth straight season, the Bulldogs will not be taking part in the Calder Cup playoffs.