The Montreal Canadiens cut 23 players from training camp

With the pre-season under way, the Canadiens have reduced the number of players to be evaluated for roster spots.

After inviting 66 players to training camp and adding Joel Ward along the way, today the Montreal Canadiens made a wave of cuts to reduce the roster to 43 players.

Twenty three players were released from camp. 20 will report to Laval Rocket training camp which begins on Monday. Here is the full list of players released:


Morgan Adams-Moisan
Jeremiah Addison
Alexandre Alain
Daniel Audette
Alex Belzile
Will Bitten
Jake Evans
Alexandre Grenier
Nikita Jevpalovs
Phélix Martineau
Michael Pezzetta
Joel Teasdale (returning to junior)
Lukas Vejdemo
Antoine Waked


Josh Brook (returning to junior)
Ryan Culkin
Cale Fleury
Maxim Lamarche
T.J. Melancon
Adam Plant
Scott Walford (returning to junior)


Etienne Marcoux
Michael McNiven

Tryout goaltender Samuel Harvey was released last week.


The players who remain with the Montreal Canadiens are:

Forwards (24)

Kenny Agostino
Joel Armia
Paul Byron
Michael Chaput
Phillip Danault
Jacob de la Rose
Nicolas Deslauriers (injured)
Max Domi
Jonathan Drouin
Byron Froese
Brendan Gallagher
Charles Hudon
Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Artturi Lehkonen
Michael McCarron
Matthew Peca
Tomas Plekanec
Nikita Scherbak
Andrew Shaw (injured)
Hunter Shinkaruk
Nick Suzuki
Tomas Tatar
Hayden Verbeek (injured)
Joel Ward

Defencemen (16)

Karl Alzner
Jordie Benn
Simon Despres
Noah Juulsen
Brett Lernout
Victor Mete
Michal Moravcik
Xavier Ouellet
Jeff Petry
Mikey Reilly
David Schlemko
David Sklenicka
Matt Taormina (injured)
Jarret Tyszka (injured)
Shea Weber (injured)
Rinat Valiev

Goaltenders (3)

Charlie Lindgren
Antti Niemi
Carey Price

Injured players cannot be cut from camp until they are officially cleared.

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