Top 15 Players You Forgot Recently Played For The Montreal Canadiens


After spending the first six seasons of his NHL career with Chicago, New York (Rangers and Islanders) and Colorado, P.A. Parenteau made his way to Montreal for the 2014-15 season. In June 2014, the Montreal Canadiens traded Daniel Briere to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Parenteau and a fifth round draft pick.


This right winger played 56 regular season games with the Canadiens and produced 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists), along with an even plusminus rating. He was one of the top guys on their power play unit and recorded four points including three goals while on the man advantage.


He was, however, left out of several games as a healthy scratch.Finally, at the end of the season, the Canadiens bought out the remaining year of his contract. He’s currently a member of the Nashville Predators.



Benoit Pouliot began his career with the Minnesota Wild but was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in November 2009 in exchange for Guillaume Latendresse.


This left winger played a total of 118 regular season games with the Habs and recorded 54 points (28 goals, 26 assists), along with a +10 plusminus rating. Included in his 54 points were 7 power play points (5 of which were goals) and 7 game-winning goals. He also delivered 156 hits which averaged out to 1.3 per game. But he did spend quite a bit of time in the penalty box with a total of 118 PIM which averaged out to one minute per game.


Pouliot, who was a mediocre player at best, was not resigned by the Canadiens. He has gone on to play for Boston, Tampa Bay, New York Rangers, and currently the Edmonton Oilers.