Canadiens owner says Max Pacioretty asked for trade

Canadiens owner says Max Pacioretty asked for trade

The team announced Monday that it had signed Pacioretty to a $28 million, four-year contract extension that runs through the 2022-23 season. He recently denied reports that he had requested a trade.

Pacioretty is going into the final season a six-year contract with a cap hit of US$4.5 million. "We're aware that past year he played a lot on the wing, but he played at centre too".

The Canadiens have traded captain Max Pacioretty to the Golden Knights in exchange for forwards Tomas Tatar and Nick Suzuki, and a second round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

For his part, Tatar is coming off his fourth straight 20-goal campaign. Vegas sent a king's ransom to Detroit to acquire Tatar at the trade deadline with a first, second, and third-round pick in hopes that he was the last piece to complete their miracle season, but he was regularly scratched in the playoffs for underwhelming performances.

It would be ludicrous to split up the top line of William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, and Reilly Smith after their showing a year ago, meaning Pacioretty can slot in on the second line alongside fellow newcomer Paul Stastny - an elite playmaker far superior to any pivot Montreal was able to run out over the course of Pacioretty's tenure there.

"He gets to avoid Montreal winters and go to Las Vegas where it's hot, it's in the desert and it's great", he added.

Suzuki is by far the highlight of the return coming back for the Habs.

In any case, the Golden Knights' deal for Pacioretty looks significantly better knowing that he wont be a half-season rental, even more so when you consider that the terms are very agreeable. He scored 226 goals and added 222 assists in 626 career games, all with Montreal. While he undoubtedly still has several strong years left in him, if those correspond with down years for the Canadiens, they won't really benefit much from the contract.

"He was a big motivation for other players, he seemed to enjoy Montreal, and I'm pretty sure it's going to hurt him to go". "He's got a skill set that made him the 13th pick overall".

"It's possible. He's going to come to camp. Their money is tied to Nick Suzuki now and we have to try to help Nick, if he is back, to get to the National Hockey League and stick there", he said. He could still go back to Owen Sound.

"This has been going on for a while", Bergevin said.

As far as naming a new captain is concerned, Bergevin mentioned that he doesn't now have a timeframe in mind.

With the Pacioretty trade, the Canadiens have given up scoring and size.

"On behalf of the Montreal Canadiens organization, I'd like to thank Max Pacioretty for everything he's given to our organization", shared Molson.

This deal brings a relatively unceremonious end to Pacioretty's tenure in Montreal, which began when the Habs drafted him in the first round of the 2007 NHL Draft.

"Our captain is gone, but at the same time I think that change is good (and) I think the city needs a little spice", he said. Treasure I talked about, I appropriate must tackle inserting on my skates and playing hockey."His agent, Allan Walsh, talked about August 28 that Pacioretty has no hobby in leaving Montreal."To be clear, while there had been many discussions over the closing two months, there had been no negotiations on a new contract", Walsh posted on his Twitter yarn". Here we are today, the morning after.