Following is the chronological list of the Canadiens thirty-four hockey department moves since their elimination from the playoffs on May 24th. .

May 24thCanadiens eliminated from playoffs by Philadelphia Flyers in game five of Eastern final.

May 27thD Kyle Klubertanz signed as a free agent out of Swedish Elite League (1 year @550 K)

May 31st Contracts not renewed for forty percent of Canadiens Scouting Department.

June 15thRW George Laraque‘s contract bought out over two years at a 500K cap hit per season.

June 17th – G Jaroslav Halak traded to St. Louis for C Lars Eller and LW Ian Schultz.

June 22ndC Tomas Plekanec signs six-year contract at 5-million per season.

June 22ndRW Mathieu Darche signs one-year contract @ 500K.

June 26th – Canadiens trade up in order to take defenseman Jarred Tinordi 20th overall in the first round of the NHL entry draft.  The Canadiens also drafted Mark McMillan-Alberni Valley BCJHL (113th overall); defenceman Morgan Ellis-Cape Breton QMJHL;(117th); RW Brendan Gallagher-Vancouver WHL (147th); LW John Westin (207th)-Sweden.

June 28th LW Benoit Pouliot signs one-year 1.35 million dollar contract. 

June 29thLW Tom Pyatt signs one-year 500K contract.

June 29thC-Dustin Boyd acquired in trade (along with UFA G Dan Ellis) in trade with Hartford for RW Sergei Kostitsyn.

July 1stC Dustin Boyd signs one-year contract at 650K.

July 1stG Alex Auld signs a one year UFA contract at 1 million dollars.

July 1stG Curtis Sanford signs one year UFA contract at 550K.

July 1stD Frederic St. Denis signs one year contract.

July 13thD Mathieu Carle signs 1 year contract at 660K.

July 13thC Maxim Lapierre signs 1year contract at 900K.

July 13thRW J.T. Wyman signs 1 year contract at 550K.

July 15thC David Desharnais signs one year contract at 550K.

July 15thRW Alexander Avtsin signs 3-year contract at 606K per year.

July 17thLarry Carriere named assistant general manager of Canadiens.

July 20thG Cedrick Desjardins signs 1 year contract at 550K

July 20thCentre Ryan Russell signs 1 year contract at 550K.

July 21stRandy Cunneyworth named head coach of Hamilton Bulldogs.

July 21stRandy Ladouceur named assistant coach of Hamilton Bulldogs.

July 27th – Canadiens announce six new hirings in hockey department.

July 30thLW Louis Leblanc signs three year contract at 1.2 million per year plus bonuses.

July 30thD Alex Henry signs two-year contract at 500K per season.

July 31stD Alexandre Picard signs 1 year free agent contract at 600K.

August 1stG Cedrick Desjardins traded to Tampa Bay Lightning for G Karri Ramo

August 2nd -Canadiens end affiliation agreement with the champion Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League.

August 3rd – Canadiens announce affiliate agreement with Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.

September 2nd – Restricted free agent G Carey Price signs two year 5.5 million dollar contract.

September 7th – Unrestricted free agent C/RW Jeff Halpern signs one year 600-thousand dollar contract.

September 10th – Canadiens invite 31 players to rookie training camp.

Also making newsC Brock Trotter signs contract with Dinamo Riga of KHL. Canadiens retain NHL rights. (July 28).    C Glen Metropolit signs with Zug of Swiss Hockey League. (Aug.3).    D Jarred Tinordi joins London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. (Aug.11)     Former Canadien G Cristobal Huet‘s contract transferred to Fribourg of the Swiss Hockey League.(Aug.23)