2012–13 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Northeast Division Champions
Division 1st Northeast
Conference 2nd Eastern
2012–13 record 29–14–5
Home record 14–7–3
Road record 15–7–2
Goals for 149
Goals against 126
General Manager Marc Bergevin
Coach Michel Therrien
Captain Brian Gionta
Alternate captains Josh Gorges
Andrei Markov
Arena Bell Centre
Average attendance 21,273 (100%)[1]
(15 games)
Team Leaders
Goals Michael Ryder (16)
Assists P.K. Subban (27)
Points Max Pacioretty (39)
Penalties in minutes Brandon Prust (110)
Wins Carey Price (21)
Goals against average Peter Budaj (2.29)
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The 2012–13 Montreal Canadiens season was the 104th season of play for the franchise that was founded on December 4, 1909. However, it will only be their 96th season in the National Hockey League. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

After a disappointing 2011–12 season, the Canadiens started over in the front office. Marc Bergevin was named the new general manager on May 2, 2012.[2] Rick Dudley was then named as the assistant general manager.[3] The search then began for a new head coach and on June 5, Michel Therrien was named the new head coach. This will be Therrien's second stint as the Canadiens head coach (previously coached team from 2000–2003)[4] Scott Mellanby was hired as the Director of Player Personnel[5] and Randy Cunneyworth and Randy Ladouceur were relieved of their assistant coaching duties.[6] Some other hockey operations changes included the hiring of Martin Lapointe as Director of Player Development, Patrice Brisebois was hired as a Player Development Coach and on June 15, Gerard Gallant, J.J. Daigneault and Clement Jodoin were added to Montreal's coaching staff as assistant coaches.

Montreal held the 3rd overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and selected Alex Galchenyuk from the Sarnia Sting.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The Canadiens had the most power-play opportunities during the regular season, with 207. They also tied the Tampa Bay Lightning for the fewest shorthanded goals scored, with 0.[7]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Northeast Division
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens NE 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 63
2 Boston Bruins NE 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 62
3 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 57
4 Ottawa Senators NE 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 56
5 Buffalo Sabres NE 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 48
Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins AT 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 72
2 y – Montreal Canadiens NE 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 63
3 y – Washington Capitals SE 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 57
4 Boston Bruins NE 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 62
5 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 57
6 New York Rangers AT 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 56
7 Ottawa Senators NE 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 56
8 New York Islanders AT 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 55
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9 Winnipeg Jets SE 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 51
10 Philadelphia Flyers AT 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 49
11 New Jersey Devils AT 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 48
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 48
13 Carolina Hurricanes SE 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 42
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 40
15 Florida Panthers SE 48 15 27 6 12 112 171

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Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, z – Won best record in conference


Revised Regular Season Schedule[edit | edit source]

2012–13 Schedule 29–14–5 (Home: 10–4–3; Road: 12–3–2)[8]

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Final stats[9]

Skaters

Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Pacioretty, MaxMax Pacioretty 44 15 24 39 8 28
Subban, P. K.P. K. Subban 42 11 27 38 12 57
Plekanec, TomasTomas Plekanec 47 14 19 33 3 24
Markov, AndreiAndrei Markov 48 10 20 30 −9 14
Eller, LarsLars Eller 46 8 22 30 8 45
Desharnais, DavidDavid Desharnais 48 10 18 28 −2 26
Gallagher, BrendanBrendan Gallagher 44 15 13 28 10 33
Galchenyuk, AlexAlex Galchenyuk 48 9 18 27 14 20
Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta 48 14 12 26 3 8
Ryder, MichaelMichael Ryder 27 10 11 21 −2 8
Prust, BrandonBrandon Prust 38 5 9 14 11 110
Diaz, RaphaelRaphael Diaz 23 1 13 14 4 6
Bourque, ReneRene Bourque 27 7 6 13 −1 32
Emelin, AlexeiAlexei Emelin 38 3 9 12 2 33
Bouillon, FrancisFrancis Bouillon 48 1 8 9 4 21
Gorges, JoshJosh Gorges 48 2 7 9 4 15
Moen, TravisTravis Moen 45 2 4 6 −4 32
Cole, ErikErik Cole 19 3 3 6 1 10
Armstrong, ColbyColby Armstrong 37 2 3 5 1 12
Kaberle, TomasTomas Kaberle 10 0 3 3 4 0
Drewiske, DavisDavis Drewiske 9 1 2 3 0 0
Dumont, GabrielGabriel Dumont 10 1 2 3 1 13
Halpern, JeffJeff Halpern 16 1 1 2 −3 2
Weber, YannickYannick Weber 6 0 2 2 −1 2
Tinordi, JarredJarred Tinordi 8 0 2 2 5 2
Beaulieu, NathanNathan Beaulieu 6 0 2 2 5 0
White, RyanRyan White 26 1 0 1 1 67
Blunden, MikeMike Blunden 5 0 0 0 −1 4
Pateryn, GregGreg Pateryn 3 0 0 0 0 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Plekanec, TomasTomas Plekanec 5 0 4 4 −5 2
Subban, P. K.P. K. Subban 5 2 2 4 −1 31
Bourque, ReneRene Bourque 5 2 1 3 −1 10
Galchenyuk, AlexAlex Galchenyuk 5 1 2 3 −4 0
Ryder, MichaelMichael Ryder 5 1 1 2 0 2
Gallagher, BrendanBrendan Gallagher 5 2 0 2 −7 5
Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta 2 0 1 1 −2 0
Markov, AndreiAndrei Markov 5 0 1 1 −1 0
Halpern, JeffJeff Halpern 3 0 1 1 1 0
Prust, BrandonBrandon Prust 4 0 1 1 −3 14
Desharnais, DavidDavid Desharnais 5 0 1 1 1 2
White, RyanRyan White 3 1 0 1 −1 23
Tinordi, JarredJarred Tinordi 5 0 1 1 −3 15
Bouillon, FrancisFrancis Bouillon 5 0 0 0 −3 17
Moen, TravisTravis Moen 5 0 0 0 −2 17
Armstrong, ColbyColby Armstrong 4 0 0 0 −1 15
Gorges, JoshJosh Gorges 5 0 0 0 −4 4
Blunden, MikeMike Blunden 1 0 0 0 0 10
Pacioretty, MaxMax Pacioretty 4 0 0 0 0 4
Eller, LarsLars Eller 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dumont, GabrielGabriel Dumont 3 0 0 0 0 12
Diaz, RaphaelRaphael Diaz 5 0 0 0 −4 0

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Price, CareyCarey Price 39 38 2249:01 21 13 4 97 2.59 1018 .905 3 0 0 0
Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj 13 10 656:29 8 1 1 25 2.29 273 .908 1 0 0 0
Totals 48 2905:30 29 14 5 122 2.52 1291 .905 4 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Price, CareyCarey Price 4 4 239:05 1 2 13 3.26 123 .894 0 0 0 0
Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj 2 1 62:32 0 2 7 6.67 31 .774 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Canadiens. Stats reflect time with the Candadiens only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Canadiens only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record


Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
P.K. Subban[10] James Norris Memorial Trophy June 15, 2013


Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Canadiens have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season:

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date Details
January 14, 2013[11] To Florida Panthers
Brendon Nash
To Montreal Canadiens
Jason DeSantis
February 14, 2013[12] To Tampa Bay Lightning
Cedrick Desjardins
To Montreal Canadiens
Dustin Tokarski
February 26, 2013[13] To Dallas Stars
Erik Cole
To Montreal Canadiens
Michael Ryder
3rd round-pick in 2013
April 2, 2013[14] To Los Angeles Kings
5th round-pick in 2013
To Montreal Canadiens
Davis Drewiske

Free agents acquired[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Contract terms
Brandon Prust[15] New York Rangers 4 years, $10 million
Cedrick Desjardins[16] Lake Erie Monsters 1 year, $600,000
Francis Bouillon[17] Nashville Predators 1 year, $1.5 million
Colby Armstrong[18] Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $1 million
Mike Condon[19] Princeton University 2 years, $1.36 million entry-level contract

Free agents lost[edit | edit source]

Player New team Contract terms
Andreas Engqvist[20] Atlant Moscow Oblast undisclosed
Brad Staubitz[21] Anaheim Ducks 2 years, $1.275 million
Scott Gomez[22] San Jose Sharks 1 year, $700,000

Claimed via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Jeff Halpern[23] New York Rangers March 23, 2013

Lost via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Aaron Palushaj[24] Colorado Avalanche February 5, 2013

Player signings[edit | edit source]

Player Date Contract terms
Steve Quailer[25] June 14, 2012 2 years, $1.3 million entry-level contract
Ryan White[26] June 26, 2012 1 year, $687,500
Petteri Nokelainen[27] June 29, 2012 1 year, $575,000
Brendon Nash[27] June 29, 2012 1 year, $575,000
Travis Moen[28] June 29, 2012 4 years, $7.2 million
Alexei Emelin[29] June 30, 2012 2 years, $4 million
Michael Blunden[30] July 1, 2012 1 year, $575,000
Carey Price[31] July 2, 2012 6 years, $39 million
Frederic St. Denis[32] July 5, 2012 1 year, $575,000
Lars Eller[33] July 6, 2012 2 years, $2.65 million
Aaron Palushaj[34] July 12, 2012 1 year, $600,000
Raphael Diaz[35] July 13, 2012 2 years, $2.45 million
Blake Geoffrion[36] July 16, 2012 1 year, $803,250
Alex Galchenyuk[37] July 23, 2012 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Max Pacioretty[38] August 13, 2012 6 years, $27 million contract extension
P.K. Subban[39] January 28, 2013 2 years, $5.75 million
David Desharnais[40] March 15, 2013 4 years, $14 million contract extension
Darren Dietz[41] March 17, 2013 3 years, $1.995 million entry-level contract
Francis Bouillon[42] March 20, 2013 1 year, $1.5 million contract extension
Danny Kristo[43] April 3, 2013 2 years, $1.75 million entry-level contract
Peter Budaj[44] April 10, 2013 2 years, $2.8 million contract extension
Magnus Nygren[45] May 21, 2013 2 years, $1.7175 million entry-level contract
Sebastian Collberg[46] May 21, 2013 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Tim Bozon[47] May 30, 2013 3 years, $2.0275 million entry-level contract
Davis Drewiske[48] June 13, 2013 2 years, $1.275 million contract extension
Michael Blunden[49] June 28, 2013 1 year, $550,000 contract extension

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens' picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 22 & 23, 2012.[50]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 3 Alex Galchenyuk C Flag of the United States United States Sarnia Sting (OHL)
2 33 Sebastian Collberg RW Flag of Sweden Sweden Frolunda (Sweden)
2 51[a] Dalton Thrower D Flag of Canada Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
3 64 Tim Bozon LW Flag of the United States United States Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
4 94 Brady Vail C Flag of the United States United States Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
5 122[b] Charles Hudon LW Flag of Canada Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
6 154 Erik Nystrom LW Flag of Sweden Sweden MODO Jr. (Swe-Jr.)
Draft Notes[51]
  • b  The Columbus Blue Jackets' fifth-round pick went to the Montréal Canadiens as a result of a June 29, 2011 trade that sent James Wisniewski to the Blue Jackets in exchange for this pick.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2012–2013 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved on March 23, 2013.
  2. Marc Bergevin appointed General Manager. Canadiens.nhl.com (May 2, 2012). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  3. Rick Dudley named assistant general manager. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  4. Michel Therrien appointed head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  5. Canadiens Appoint Scott Mellanby Director Of Player Personnel. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  6. Randy Cunneyworth and Randy Ladouceur relieved of their duties as assistant coaches. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  7. http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2013.html
  8. 2012–13 Regular Season Schedule/Results. Montreal Canadiens. Retrieved on February 9, 2013.
  9. 2012–2013 Regular Season Stats – Points – Montreal Canadiens – Statistics. Montreal Canadiens. Retrieved on May 10, 2013.
  10. Simply the best
  11. Canadiens acquire defenseman Jason DeSantis from the Florida Panthers in return for Brendon Nash. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  12. Canadiens acquire goaltender Dustin Tokarski from the Tampa Bay Lightning in return for Cédrick Desjardins. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  13. Habs acquire Michael Ryder and a third round draft pick in 2013 from the Dallas in return for Erik Cole. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  14. Canadiens acquire Davis Drewiske. Canadiens.nhl.com (April 2, 2013). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  15. Canadiens sign Brandon Prust to a four-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  16. Canadiens sign free agent goaltender Cédrick Desjardins. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  17. Canadiens sign Francis Bouillon to a one-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com (August 18, 1998). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  18. Canadiens sign Colby Armstrong to a one-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  19. Canadiens sign goaltender Mike Condon to a two-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  20. Habs Sign Nokelainen And Nash; Engqvist Goes To Khl. Tsn.ca (June 28, 2012). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  21. Ducks Ink Staubitz to Two-Year Contract. Ducks.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  22. Sharks Sign Center Scott Gomez. Sharks.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  23. Canadiens claim Jeff Halpern off waivers. Canadiens.nhl.com (March 23, 2013). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  24. Avalanche Claim F Palushaj Off Waivers From Canadiens. Tsn.ca. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  25. Canadiens sign forward Steven Quailer. Canadiens.nhl.com (June 14, 2012). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  26. Ryan White signs a one-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com (June 26, 2012). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Canadiens sign Petteri Nokelainen and Brendon Nash to one-year contracts. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  28. Canadiens sign Travis Moen to a four-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  29. Habs ink Alexei Emelin to a 2-year deal. Canadiens.nhl.com (June 30, 2012). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  30. Canadiens sign Michael Blunden to a one-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com (July 7, 2011). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  31. Canadiens sign Carey Price to a six-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  32. Canadiens sign Frédéric St. Denis to a one-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com (July 1, 2010). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  33. Canadiens sign Lars Eller to a two-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com (June 17, 2010). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  34. One-year contract for Aaron Palushaj. Canadiens.nhl.com (March 3, 2010). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  35. Canadiens sign Raphael Diaz to a two-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  36. Blake Geoffrion inks one-year deal. Canadiens.nhl.com (July 16, 2012). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  37. Canadiens sign Alex Galchenyuk to a three-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com (July 23, 2012). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  38. Six-year contract extension for Max Pacioretty. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  39. Canadiens sign defenseman P.K. Subban to a two-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com (January 28, 2013). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  40. Contract extension for David Desharnais. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  41. Canadiens sign defenseman Darren Dietz to a three-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  42. Canadiens sign defenseman Francis Bouillon to a one-year contract extension. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  43. Canadiens sign forward Danny Kristo to a two-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  44. Canadiens sign goaltender Peter Budaj to a two-year contract extension. Canadiens.nhl.com (July 1, 2011). Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  45. Canadiens sign defenseman Magnus Nygren to a two-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 22, 2013.
  46. Canadiens sign forward Sebastian Collberg to a three-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 22, 2013.
  47. Canadiens sign forward Tim Bozon to a three-year contract. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  48. Canadiens sign defenseman Davis Drewiske to a two-year contract extension. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2013.
  49. Canadiens sign forward Michael Blunden to a one-year contract extension. Canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on June 30, 2013.
  50. NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results. NHL.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2012.
  51. 2012 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on July 1, 2012.

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