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Quotes & Highlights from Montreal Canadiens end-of-season media availability

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The players will talk to the media before the off-season begins.

2021 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Three Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images

After a stunning run to the Stanley Cup Final, the Montreal Canadiens held their exit meetings and end-of-season media availability on Friday.

The players will speak to the media via Zoom one at a time throughout the morning, followed by general manager Marc Bergevin and interim head coach Dominique Ducharme later this afternoon.

Eric Staal was the first player to talk to the media.

Being away from his family, Staal said that his wife was very important in this year as they have been apart since he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres.

Staal compared Canadiens forward Phillip Danault to his brother Jordan and had more good things to say about him.

Cayden Primeau was the next player to speak to the media.

The next player to speak to the media was the second pending free-agent, Corey Perry.

Jake Allen was the next person to speak to the media.

Jeff Petry was next to talk.

Phillip Danault talked next.

Next up was Tyler Toffoli.

Josh Anderson was next.

Paul Byron

He said he is the luckiest man in the world getting to play for the team and wearing the same jersey as legends is an incredible honour.

Joel Edmundson

Jake Evans

Cole Caufield

Ben Chiarot

Nick Suzuki

Joel Armia

Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Dominique Ducharme

Marc Bergevin

Bergevin talked about the last 16 months, and the situation that faced him and the team.