Montreal Canadiens Player Ranked in the Top Five Worst Contracts in the League

Published December 9, 2023 at 6:05 PM

Marc Bergevin, the Canadiens' former GM, has had his moments, but his latest choices have shaken the team.

Brendan Gallagher, for all his energy, doesn't justify his contract. At $6.5 million per season until 2027, he's a heavyweight for Kent Hughes.

Joel Armia, even though he shined in the playoffs, lacks consistency. His stint in the AHL this season confirms this.

According to Steven Ellis of Daily Faceoff, Josh Anderson is the worst. Not only is he the CH's worst, he's in the top-5 worst, in the NHL.

His $5.5 million contract through 2027 is a burden.

Ellis predicts a meager points haul and believes that trading him would be impossible.

The good news? He finally scored! The bad news? A goal in an empty net. Anderson's season has been absolutely dreadful, and he holds an annual salary of $5.5 million with a no-trade clause until 2027. Yes, it's awful. He's on track for just 16 points this year, half his identical 32-point campaigns of the last two years.

Anderson's partners don't seem to matter either. He's cursed, and that's unlikely to change anytime soon. It's sad to see him fall the way he did, but at the time, many agreed that the contract didn't make much sense when he signed it. He's really not tradeable right now." - Steven Ellis

That hurt!

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Montreal Canadiens Player Ranked in the Top Five Worst Contracts in the League

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