Development: A 10 million contract for Samuel Montembeault?

Published May 18, 2023 at 12:40

In the past few minutes, the excellent journalist Marc Antoine Godin has published a very interesting article discussing another major upcoming issue for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens.

The potential contract extension for goaltender Samuel Montembeault.

"Everyone seems to be waiting for Cole Caufield's next contract, but in the meantime, we forget that a new deal for Samuel Montembeault could very well end up on Kent Hughes' desk this summer," said Godin.

In his article, the journalist who covers the Canadiens' activities has drawn some comparisons to try to predict Montembeault's next contract.

It is important to remember that we are talking about the goaltender who is expected to be the Habs' number one next season, earning only one million dollars.

So, let's take a look at the comparisons raised:


It seems quite clear that Montembeault's next contract should have a total value of around 10 million dollars (over three seasons).

Alternatively, there is the option of a two-season contract worth 5.5 to 6 million dollars in total.

What would you do in Kent Hughes' place in this matter?

Samuel Montembeault, who is 26 years old, played 40 games this season, with a record of 16 wins, 19 losses, and 3 overtime losses. His goals against average stands at 3.42, and his save percentage is .901 (in 2022-23).

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May 18   |   179 answers
Development: A 10 million contract for Samuel Montembeault?

What would you do if you were in Kent Hughes' position regarding this matter?

Two-year contract worth a total of 6 million5329.6 %
Three-year contract worth a total of 10 million4927.4 %
I would wait3620.1 %
I wouldn't sign him4122.9 %
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