Here's how much money each Canadiens player will make in 2023-24

Sep 8 2023, 2:43 pm

We may still have a month to go before the Montreal Canadiens get their 2023-24 campaign going, but it’s never too early to start wondering about the team’s contract situation.

Goalie Carey Price remains the highest-paid player in franchise history with an annual salary-cap hit of $10.5 million. But with three years left on his deal and a strong chance that the injured netminder never plays again, it’s very likely that general manager Kent Hughes will place the 36-year-old under LTIR status before the season starts.

The move would free up a good chunk of space on the Canadiens’ cap front.

Meanwhile, star players like Cole Caufield and captain Nick Suzuki will be stepping into the first years of their new deals, which level out to nearly identical cap hits of $7.85 million and $7.875 million, respectively.

Coming off a season that saw them finish at the bottom of the NHL standings for the second year in a row, the young Habs will be looking to make major strides this time around with additions like forward Alex Newhook and defenceman Gustav Lindstrom.

The roster is likely to see more change in the coming weeks and months, though, especially between the pipes. As of now, the Habs have four NHL-ready goalies in Jake Allen, Sam Monetmebault, Cayden Primeau, and Casey DeSmith, which means a trade to resolve the logjam could be imminent.

With that said, here’s what each Montreal player is set to have as their cap hit for the coming season, as per CapFriendly:

Forwards Cap hit
Nick Suzuki $7,875,000
Cole Caufield $7,850,000
Brendan Gallagher $6,500,000
Josh Anderson $5,500,000
Christian Dvorak $4,450,000
Joel Armia $3,400,000
Kirby Dach $3,362,500
Alex Newhook $2,900,000
Sean Monahan $1,985,000
Jake Evans $1,700,000
Rafaël Harvey-Pinard $1,100,000
Juraj Slafkovsky $950,000
Michael Pezzetta $812,500
Jesse Ylönen $775,000
Defencemen
Michael Matheson $4,875,000
David Savard $3,500,000
Jordan Harris $1,400,000
David Reinbacher $950,000
Gustav Lindström $950,000
Justin Barron $925,000
Kaiden Guhle $863,333
Arber Xhekaj $828,333
Johnathan Kovacevic $766,667
Chris Wideman $762,500
Goalies
Jake Allen $3,850,000
Casey DeSmith $1,800,000
Samuel Montembeault $1,000,000
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