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The Gainey Regime 2004-05: Year X - The Lockout

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With the 2004-05 NHL season not being played due to the lockout, the Canadiens final roster for the season is practically similar to that of 2003-04, with some exceptions.

2004-05 final roster: 32 players

Cristobal Huet, Radek Bonk, Mike Ribeiro, Michael Ryder, Saku Koivu, Richard Zednik, Sheldon Souray, Patrice Brisebois, Yanic Perrault, Jan Bulis, *Andrei Markov, Pierre Dagenais, Niklas Sundstrom, Francis Bouillon, Steve Begin, Joe Juneau, Andreas Dackell, Jason Ward, Craig Rivet, Donald Audette, Jim Dowd, Chad Kilger, Mike Komisarek, Alex Kovalev, Darren Langdon, Marcel Hossa, Ron Hainsey, Benoit Gratton, *Tomas Plekanec, Christopher Higgins, Gordie Dwyer, Karl Dykhuis, Jose Theodore. 

Dearly departed

4 players not returning from the 2003-04 season are Jozef Balej (traded to New York Rangers with 2004 2nd round pick - Bruce Graham - for F Alex Kovalev on March 4, 2004), Mathieu Garon (traded to Los Angeles Kings with 2004 3rd round pick - Paul Baier - for G Cristobal Huet and C Radek Bonk, June 26, 2004), Stephane Quintal (traded to Los Angeles Kings for future considerations, June 27, 2004), and Francois Beauchemin (claimed on waivers by Columbus from Montreal on September 14, 2004).

2004 - Draft: 9 players selected

Rd 1 # 18 - *Kyle Chipchura F (+M) - Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)

Rd 3 # 84 - Alexei Yemelin D (-) - Samara (Russia)

Rd 4 # 100 - J.T. Wyman F (+) - Blake School (Minn)

Rd 5 # 150 - Mikhail Grabovsky (-MH) C - Nizhnekamsk (Russia)

Rd 6 # 181 - Loic Lacasse G (+) - Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)

Rd 7 # 212 - Jon Gleed D (-H) - Cornell University (NCAA)

Rd 8 # 246 - *Gregory Stewart F - Peterborough Petes (OHL)

Rd 9 # 262 - Mark Streit D (-M) - Zurich (Swiss A). Compensary pick from Florida signing Bill Lindsay as a FA.

Rd 9 # 278 - Alexandre Dulac-Lemelin D (-) - Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL) 

June 26 - Canadiens trade G Mathieu Garon (-M) and 2004 3rd round pick (Paul Baier) to Los Angeles for G Cristobal Huet (-M) and F Radek Bonk (-M).

June 27 - Canadiens trade D Stephane Quintal (-M) to Los Angeles for future considerations.

Season's transactions

September 14 - D Francois Beauchemin (-MH) claimed on waivers by Columbus from Montreal.

(*) denotes players currently on the Canadiens NHL roster.

(+H) denotes players currently on the Hamilton Bulldogs AHL roster.

(+HM) denotes players currently on the Hamilton roster who have played with Montreal.

(P) denotes prospects who have yet to sign a professional contract (NHL, AHL, or ECHL) with the organization.

(-M), (-H) and (-MH) denote players no longer in the organization who have played either in Montreal, Hamilton, or both.

(--) denotes a player who has never played in Montreal or Hamilton. The final group likely never signed a professional contract with the club and were simply not retained by the organization. A final tally of each category will follow these chronological yearly listings.

(*) denotes players currently on the Canadiens NHL roster.

(+H) denotes players currently on the Hamilton Bulldogs AHL roster.

(+HM) denotes players currently on the Hamilton roster who have played with Montreal.

(P) denotes prospects who have yet to sign a professional contract (NHL, AHL, or ECHL) with the organization.

(-M), (-H) and (-MH) denote players no longer in the organization who have played either in Montreal, Hamilton, or both.

(--) denotes a player who has never played in Montreal or Hamilton. The final group likely never signed a professional contract with the club and were simply not retained by the organization. A final tally of each category will follow these chronological yearly listings.