Wright says he ‘deserves’ to be No. 1 pick by Canadiens in 2022 NHL Draft

Shane Wright said he deserves to be the No. 1 pick in the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft. “It’s definitely really important to me,” Wright told TSN.ca on Wednesday. “I think that based on all the work this past year and in my past as well, I think that I deserve to be the first … Read more

Mock 2022 NHL Draft: Wright to Canadiens at No. 1; Devils take Slafkovsky

The Montreal Canadiens won the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick of the 2022 NHL Draft on May 10. NHL.com writers Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale agree the Canadiens will use that pick on center Shane Wright from Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League. Their opinions vary widely on what could … Read more

Season removed from Stanley Cup Final appearance, Montreal Canadiens win NHL draft lottery

The Montreal Canadiens secured the first overall pick in the NHL draft lottery on Tuesday, becoming the first team since 1985 to host the draft and own the top pick. It marks the first time in 42 years that the Canadiens, who made the Stanley Cup Final last season, will select first overall, having last … Read more

Lafleur lies in state at Bell Center, fans mourn Canadiens legend

So it was only fitting that thousands of people streamed through Bell Center on Sunday to pay respects to the NHL legend who died April 22 at the age of 70 after a nearly three-year battle with cancer. “I came to see Guy, to thank him for everything we experienced through him,” Jocelyn Godard, 51, … Read more

Lafleur funeral, farewell to be emotional for Canadiens owner

Family, friends, former teammates and opponents, and countless fans have struggled with the loss of the Canadiens icon, who died at age 70 on April 22, 31 months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Now, over three days, thousands are preparing to bid an emotional farewell to one of the greatest players in NHL history, … Read more

Avoid pizza and get outside: How Sportsnet personalities survive the NHL playoff ‘marathon’

David Amber does not have to dress himself, at least not at work. As a host at “Hockey Night in Canada,” the veteran broadcaster has access to a stylist, Debra Berman, who gently guides him through his wardrobe choices before going on air. She is also there to assist his co-workers, such as intermission panelist … Read more

Updates from morning skate – April 27

NEW YORK – The Canadiens held an optional morning skate at Madison Square Garden ahead of their game against the Rangers. SHOP: Canadiens locker room structured meshback cap Here are the players that skated: Wednesday, April 27Optional morning skate F D G 22 – Cole Caufield 43 – Kale Clague 35 – Sam Montembeault 28 … Read more

NHL Buzz: Panarin, Copp will not play for Rangers against Canadiens

Welcome to the NHL Buzz. Throughout the 2021-22 season, NHL.com will have you covered with the latest news. New York Rangers Artemi Panarin and Andrew Copp will not play for the New York Rangers against the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday (7:30 pm ET; SNE, SNO, MSG, RDS, ESPN +, NHL LIVE). … Read more

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur Dies At 70

Guy Lafleur # 10 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the New York Rangers during an NHL Hockey … [+] game circa 1979 at the Montreal Forum. (Photo by Focus on Sport / Getty Images) Getty Images In the free-flowing 1970s, Guy Lafleur raised heart rates and brought fans out of their seats. On Friday, … Read more