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The 2010–11 Montreal Canadiens season is their 101st season of play and 93rd in the National Hockey League (NHL).


In a trade that surprised many, the Canadiens traded Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues for two prospects. The trade was attributed to the fact that Halak, along with Carey Price, was to become a restricted free agent. The Canadiens did not want pay two goalies the salary of a 'number one' goalkeeper. To replace Halak, the Canadiens signed free agent Alex Auld.

Regular season

The Canadiens will open the season with a road game against long-time rival Toronto Maple Leafs on October 7. The home opener will be on October 13 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.


The Canadiens will attempt to win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993. Their 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs run was their most successful since their '93 Stanley Cup, going to the Eastern Conference Final, but losing to the Philadelphia Flyers in 5 games.

Schedule and results


Regular season

2010-11 Game Log: 0-0-0, 0 Points (Home: 0-0-0; Road: 0-0-0)


Divisional standings

Conference standings

Player stats


Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Player spent time with another team before joining Canadiens. Stats reflect time with Canadiens only.
Traded from Canadiens mid-season. Stats reflect time with Canadiens only.


Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Saves; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Regular season
Player GP GS W L OT SO GA SA Sv% Min GAA

Awards and records



Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Team Milestone Reached


Regular season
Player Award Date


The Canadiens have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.


Date Details
June 17, 2010[1] To St. Louis Blues
Jaroslav Halak
To Montreal Canadiens
Lars Eller
Ian Schultz
June 25, 2010[2] To Phoenix Coyotes
1st-round pick (#27 overall) in 2010
2nd-round pick (#57 overall) in 2010
To Montreal Canadiens
1st-round pick (#22 overall) in 2010
4th-round pick (#113 overall) in 2010
June 29, 2010[3] To Nashville Predators
Sergei Kostitsyn
Future Considerations
To Montreal Canadiens
Dan Ellis
Dustin Boyd
Future Considerations
August 16, 2010[4] To Tampa Bay Lightning
Cedrick Desjardins
To Montreal Canadiens
Karri Ramo

Free agents acquired

Player Former team Contract terms
Kyle Klubertanz[5] Djurgårdens IF 1 year, entry-level, $550,000
Alex Auld[6] New York Rangers 1 year, $1 million
Alexandre Picard[7] Carolina Hurricanes 1-year, $600,000

Free agents lost

Player New team Contract terms
Georges Laraque[8] N/A Contract buy-out
Dan Ellis[9] Tampa Bay Lightning 2 years, $3 million
Shawn Belle[10] Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $650,000
Gregory Stewart[11] Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $550,000
Dominic Moore[12] Tampa Bay Lightning 2 years, $2.2 million
Glen Metropolit[13] EV Zug 2 years
Andre Benoit Ottawa Senators 1 year
Mikael Johansson Farjestads BK Undisclosed

Claimed via waivers

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via waivers

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via retirement

Player signings

Player Contract terms
Mathieu Darche[14] 1 year, $575,000
Tomas Plekanec[15] 6 years, $30 million
Tom Pyatt[16] 1 year, $500,000
Benoit Pouliot[17] 1 year, $1.375 million
Curtis Sanford[18] 1 year, $550,000
Frédéric St-Denis[19] 1 year, two-way, $550,000
Dustin Boyd[20] 1 year, $650,000
Mathieu Carle[21] 1 year, two-way, $660,000
Maxim Lapierre[22] 1 year, $900,000
James T. Wyman[23] 1 year, two-way, $550,000
David Desharnais[24] 1 year, two-way, $575,000
Alexander Avtsin[25] 3 years, $1.82 million entry-level contract
Cedrick Desjardins[26] 1 year, two-way, $550,000
Ryan Russell[27] 1 year, two-way, $550,000
Alex Henry[28] 2 years, two-way, $1.025 million
Louis Leblanc[29] 3 years, entry-level contract


Updated September 16, 2010.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
35 Flag of Canada Auld, AlexAlex Auld

G L 41 2010 Cold Lake, Alberta
17 Flag of Canada Boyd, DustinDustin Boyd

D L 35 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba
13 Flag of Canada Cammalleri, MichaelMichael Cammalleri

LW L 40 2009 Richmond Hill, Ontario
52 Flag of Canada Darche, MathieuMathieu Darche

LW L 45 2009 Montreal, Quebec
81 Flag of Denmark Eller, LarsLars Eller

 Injured Reserve

G L 33 2010 Rodovre, Denmark
75 Flag of the United States Gill, HalHal Gill


D L 47 2009 Concord, Massachusetts
21 Flag of the United States Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta


RW R 43 2009 Rochester, New York
91 Flag of the United States Gomez, ScottScott Gomez

C L 42 2009 Anchorage, Alaska
26 Flag of Canada Gorges, JoshJosh Gorges

D L 37 2007 Kelowna, British Columbia
15 Flag of the United States Halpern, JeffJeff Halpern

C L 46 2010 Potomac, Maryland
44 Flag of the Czech Republic Hamrlik, RomanRoman Hamrlik

D L 48 2007 Zlín, Czechoslovakia
46 Flag of Belarus Kostitsyn, AndreiAndrei Kostitsyn

LW L 37 2003 Navapolatsk, Soviet Union
40 Flag of Canada Lapierre, MaximMaxim Lapierre

C R 37 2003 Montreal, Quebec
79 Flag of Russia Markov, AndreiAndrei Markov

 (AInjured Reserve

D L 43 1998 Voskresensk, Soviet Union
61 Flag of Canada Maxwell, BenBen Maxwell

C L 34 2006 North Vancouver, British Columbia
32 Flag of Canada Moen, TravisTravis Moen

LW L 40 2009 Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan
20 Flag of Canada O'Byrne, RyanRyan O'Byrne

D R 37 2003 Victoria, British Columbia
14 Flag of the Czech Republic Plekanec, TomasTomas Plekanec

C L 39 2001 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
57 Flag of Canada Pouliot, BenoitBenoit Pouliot

LW L 35 2009 Alfred, Ontario
31 Flag of Canada Price, CareyCarey Price

G L 34 2005 Vancouver, British Columbia
94 Flag of Canada Pyatt, TomTom Pyatt

C L 35 2009 Thunder Bay, Ontario
6 Flag of the Czech Republic Spacek, JaroslavJaroslav Spacek

D L 48 2009 Rokycany, Czechoslovakia
76 Flag of Canada Subban, P.K.P.K. Subban

D R 33 2007 Toronto, Ontario


Montreal Canadiens staff
Executive operations  

Hockey operations

  • Assistant General Manager, hockey administration - Julien Brisebois
  • Director, player personnel - Trevor Timmins
  • Head coach - Jacques Martin
  • Assistant coaches - Kirk Muller, Perry Pearn
  • Goaltending coach - Pierre Groulx
  • Strength and conditioning - Lorne Goldenberg

Draft picks

Montreal's picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 22 (from Phoenix) Jarred Tinordi D Flag of the United States United States U.S. National U-18 Team (USHL)
4 113 (from Buffalo via Phoenix) Mark MacMillan F Flag of Canada Canada Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL)
4 117 Morgan Ellis D Flag of Canada Canada Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
5 147 Brendan Gallagher RW Flag of Canada Canada Vancouver Giants (WHL)
7 207 John Westin LW Flag of Sweden Sweden Modo JR. (Sweden Junior)

Farm teams

Hamilton Bulldogs

The Hamilton Bulldogs remain Montreal's top affiliate in the American Hockey League in 2010–11.

Cincinnati Cyclones

Montreal continues their affiliation alongside the Nashville Predators for the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL in 2010–11.

See also


  1. Press release (17 june 2010). Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues for Lars Eller and Ian Schultz. Montreal Canadiens.
  2. Habs select Jarred Tinordi
  3. Dan Ellis and Dustin Boyd to Montreal for S. Kostitsyn
  4. Habs acquire Karri Ramo from Tampa Bay
  5. Press release (27 May 2010). Canadiens sign free agent Kyle Klubertanz. Montreal Canadiens.
  6. Habs ink Alex Auld
  7. Alexandre Picard signs 1-year deal
  9. Lightning Sign Free Agent Goaltender Dan Ellis
  10. Oilers sign pair
  11. Oilers sign Gregory Stewart
  12. Lightning Sign Free Agent Center Dominic Moore
  14. Mathieu Darche under contract for the 2010-11 season
  15. Habs ink Tomas Plekanec to a six-year deal
  16. Habs lock up Tom Pyatt
  17. One-year deal for Pouliot
  18. Curtis Sanford back in 2010-11
  19. Canadiens sign defenseman Frédéric St-Denis to a one-year contract
  20. Canadiens ink Dustin Boyd
  21. Mathieu Carle under contract for the 2010-11 season
  22. Habs re-sign Maxim Lapierre
  23. Habs ink Wyman to 1-year deal
  24. Habs sign David Desharnais
  25. [ Habs ink Alexander Avtsin]
  26. Montreal Canadiens (July 20, 2010). Habs sign Cédrick Desjardins. Press release.
  27. Montreal Canadiens (July 20, 2010). One-year contract for Ryan Russell. Press release.
  28. Montreal Canadiens (July 30, 2010). Alex Henry under contract for the next two seasons. Press release.
  29. Montreal Canadiens (July 30, 2010). Habs ink Louis Leblanc. Press release.

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