Breaking down the latest salary cap numbers of the Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have a favorable salary cap situation.
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The Montreal Canadiens still have $10.2 million in cap space remaining with Arber Xhekaj and Justin Barron as the only players left to sign their restricted free-agent deal. The good news for the Canadiens is they have most of their higher-priced contracts locked up long-term, with just Kaiden Guhle and Jake Evans being a restricted free agent next season. They also have some UFAs like David Savard upcoming, but there's a good chance Savard will be dealt to a different team before he reaches that status with the Habs.

The Canadiens are in a great spot for the future with their cap situation. They may not be as far away from contending as fans may think, and their potential will be through the roof if Jacob Fowler becomes a star for them with Ivan Demidov and Michael Hage in 3-4 years.

The recent closing of CapFriendly has eliminated Habs' fans resource for salary cap news. Let's take a look at their salary cap situation broken down by term remaining and cap hit.





Nick Suzuki

UFA - 2030

$7.88 million

Cole Caufield

UFA - 2031

$7.85 million

Brendan Gallagher

UFA 2027

$6.5 million

Josh Anderson

UFA 2027

$5.5 million

Christian Dvorak

UFA 2025

$4.45 million

Joel Armia

UFA 2025

$3.4 million

Kirby Dach

RFA 2026

$3.36 million

Alex Newhook

RFA 2027

$2.9 million

Jake Evans

UFA 2025

$1.7 million

Rafael Harvey-Pinard

RFA 2025

$1.1 million

Juraj Slafkovsky

UFA 2033

$950k next season/ $7.6 million starting in 2025-26

Michael Pezzetta

UFA 2025






Mike Matheson

UFA 2026

$4.88 million

David Savard

UFA 2025

$3.5 million

Jordan Harris

RFA 2025

$1.4 million

Lane Hutson

RFA 2026


Kaiden Guhle

RFA 2025


Arber Xhekaj

RFA 2024






Sam Montembeault

2027 UFA

$3.15 million

Cayden Primeau

2025 RFA