May 24th – Canadiens eliminated from playoffs by Philadelphia Flyers in game five of Eastern final.
May 27th – D 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 15th – RW 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 22nd – C Tomas Plekanec signs six-year contract at 5-million per season.
June 22nd – RW 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 29th – LW Tom Pyatt signs one-year 500K contract.
June 29th – C-Dustin Boyd acquired in trade (along with UFA G Dan Ellis) in trade with Hartford for RW Sergei Kostitsyn.
July 1st – C Dustin Boyd signs one-year contract at 650K.
July 1st – G Alex Auld signs a one year UFA contract at 1 million dollars.
July 1st – G Curtis Sanford signs one year UFA contract at 550K.
July 1st – D Frederic St. Denis signs one year contract.
July 13th – D Mathieu Carle signs 1 year contract at 660K.
July 13th – C Maxim Lapierre signs 1year contract at 900K.
July 13th – RW J.T. Wyman signs 1 year contract at 550K.
July 15th – C David Desharnais signs one year contract at 550K.
July 15th – RW Alexander Avtsin signs 3-year contract at 606K per year.
July 17th – Larry Carriere named assistant general manager of Canadiens.
July 20th – G Cedrick Desjardins signs 1 year contract at 550K
July 20th – Centre Ryan Russell signs 1 year contract at 550K.
July 21st – Randy Cunneyworth named head coach of Hamilton Bulldogs.
July 21st – Randy Ladouceur named assistant coach of Hamilton Bulldogs.
July 27th – Canadiens announce six new hirings in hockey department.
July 30th – LW Louis Leblanc signs three year contract at 1.2 million per year plus bonuses.
July 30th – D Alex Henry signs two-year contract at 500K per season.
July 31st – D Alexandre Picard signs 1 year free agent contract at 600K.
August 1st – G 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 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 news – C 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)