Top 15 Players You Forgot Recently Played For The Montreal Canadiens


Michael Ryder played the first four seasons of his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens between 2003 and 2008. After playing several seasons with Boston and Dallas, he made his way back to the Habs for the 2012-13 season.


During his entire time with the Canadiens, this right winger played a total of 341 regular season games and produced 228 points (109 goals, 119 assists). He was certainly an asset on the power play with 113 of his points (52 goals) recorded while they were on the man advantage. But unfortunately, he still had a disappointing -26 plusminus rating.


He did finish off his time with the Canadiens on a positive note, having racked up 21 points in 27 games with them in 2012-13. In fact, over half of his points (11 pts) were produced during the man advantage.


After his time in Montreal, Ryder went on to play two seasons with New Jersey before retiring in 2015.



In December 2010, the Montreal Canadiens traded two draft picks (second and fifth rounds) to the New York Islanders in exchange for James Wisniewski. In addition to New York, he had also previously played for Chicago and Anaheim.


This defenseman played 43 regular season games with the Canadiens in 2010-11 and racked up 30 points (7 goals, 23 assists). He was certainly an asset to have on their power play unit with 16 of his 30 points recorded while they were on the man advantage. In fact, he was the only player on his team to average over 4 minutes of ice time during the power play. And he was ranked second on the team (just 12 seconds less than Andrei Markov) for the highest average of overall on-ice time per game. He also averaged 2 blocked shots per game.


In June 2011, the Canadiens traded Wisniewski to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a seventh round draft pick.