Top 15 Players You Forgot Recently Played For The Montreal Canadiens


Andrei Kostitsyn spent the first seven years of his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens from 2005 to 2012.


This left winger played a total of 379 regular season games and produced 210 points (99 goals, 111 assists), along with a +8 plusminus rating. Included in his points total were 56 power play points (including 32 goals) and 18 game-winning goals. He was also pretty decent at throwing his weight around with a total of 580 hits which averaged out to 1.5 per game.


In February 2012, he was sent to the Nashville Predators in exchange for two draft picks (second and fifth round picks). After finishing the season with Nashville, Kostitsyn returned to Russia to play in the Kontinental Hockey League, which is where he is still currently playing.



After spending the first ten seasons of his NHL career between Washington, Colorado, Florida and Anaheim, Tomas Fleischmann made his way to Montreal in 2015.


This left winger played 57 regular season games with the Canadiens and tallied 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists), along with a -1 plusminus rating. His numbers weren’t overly impressive, considering he had six seasons where he produced over 30 points and two of them he racked up over 50 points.


He didn’t even finish the season with the Habs because in February 2016, he and Dale Weise were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Phillip Danault and a second round draft pick. Fleischmann hasn’t played in the NHL since finishing the 2015-16 season with Chicago. He remains a free agent.