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Following 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), Montreal Canadiens player Paul Byron is officially retiring as a pro hockey player. Byron, who proudly sported a number 41 Habs jersey, released a statement on Wednesday, September 20, detailing his decision to step away from playing the sport professionally.

"After many months of processing what is best for my health and the future of my family, I have decided to retire as a professional hockey player. Through many extended attempts of rehabilitation, therapy, visiting and speaking to different doctors, and trying everything to make it back to the game I love, the decision had become clear," Byron wrote.

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As the 2023-24 NHL season approaches, the Montreal Canadiens and other NHL teams are starting to gear up and taking steps to maximize their potential on centre stage ice.

One element that has captured the attention of fans and pundits alike is the dynamic trio of captains leading the Habs into the season, particularly defenceman Mike Matheson, who is sporting an "A" on his jersey for the very first time. Habs General Manager Kent Hughes announced on Monday, September 11 that Matheson will be an alternate captain throughout the 2023-24 season.

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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was back in Montreal for the ultimate hockey surprise on August 23, 2023. Sitting patiently behind a curtain at the Montreal Canadiens Hockey School in Brossard, Price walked out to surprise young hockey fans and the kids' reactions were too adorable.

The group of hockey school students immediately gasped at the sight of Price, who walked in sporting an all-black Under Armour sweatsuit. Smiles, cheers, and applause echoed across the room as the kids got up out of their places to embrace the Habs goalie.

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Cole Caufield has been taking the NHL by storm since being selected 15th overall during the 2019 NHL draft. The Habs star has since left a trail of awe-struck hockey fans in his wake, scoring a total of 84 regular-season points and 12 more in the playoffs in this three-season (so far) run with the Montreal Canadiens.

The list of impressive players to have graced the ice as Canadiens is a long one, given the team's history, but it's safe to say that the team managed to find one of its newest superstars in Caufield, who can be described as nothing short of a hockey prodigy. With sharp skills and a burning passion for the game, Caufield has quickly become the heart and soul of the present-day Montreal Canadiens franchise along with a few other big names including team captain Nick Suzuki, Brendan Gallagher, and up-and-comer Juraj Slafkovsky – all of whom have brought new life to the team's storied legacy.

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Montreal Canadiens right winger Brendan Gallagher is officially engaged. During a trip out west to Whistler this past weekend, the Habs player dropped to one knee and proposed to his girlfriend Emma Fortin.

Sporting baby blue Nike dunks, boyfriend jeans and a Louis Vuitton bag to match, Fortin didn't seem to hesitate one bit before saying yes. The duo have been dating since January 2022 and are nothing short of being total couple goals. Fortin and Gallagher both posted a series of photos of the heartwarming moment to their Instagram pages on Sunday. "07.07.2023 - forever & always," they wrote below the post.

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David Reinbacher has officially signed on with the Montreal Canadiens — and the sweet moment was captured on camera. Habs general manager Kent Hughes announced on July 5 that the team agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the defensemen.

Reinbacher will play with the Montreal Canadiens throughout the 2023-24 to 2025-26 seasons. The 18-year-old athlete previously played with Kloten HC in the Swiss National League where he tallied 22 points (3 goals, 19 assists) during the 46-game season.

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In the land of hockey royalty where legends like Guy Lafleur, Ken Dryden, Patrick Roy, and Maurice Richard laced up their skates, Montreal has a notable up-and-comer: Nick Suzuki. The player has punched his ticket into Habs history as the team's youngest captain ever.

The NHL star is a pillar of the iconic Montreal Canadiens franchise, captivating fans with his electrifying skills on the ice and undeniable passion for the game. Suzuki has quickly become a fan favourite, breathing new life into the team's storied legacy.

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To help the Montreal Canadiens become champions for the environment in the world of professional sports, Canada's National Bank got behind the Habs' "Goal is Green" program.

Together, they launched "Together to Play" – an initiative that gives your unused sports equipment a second life by offering it to underprivileged youth.

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The issue of sustainable development is at the forefront for many Quebecers, and various organizations are beginning to take action to help improve the environment — including National Bank and the Montreal Canadiens.

Courtesy of the Montreal Canadiens

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Montreal's new pro basketball team is making its arrival in the city official, revealing the name fans can cheer on from the stands, along with a strong mascot design, on December 8.

The Tundra, or Toundra, will become the first Canadian team to join The Basketball League (TBL), the largest pro basketball league south of the border. Only players from Montreal and Quebec will join the roster. They'll don shades of blue to hit the court and rep a fierce-looking bird.

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Turn that frown Youp-side down. The Montreal Canadiens' mascot Youppi! may have placed among the worst in the NHL — according to a survey with decidedly too few Quebec participants — but at least the furry orange monster still bested the Sens' weak-maned Spartcat and the Flames' (tongue) depressing Harvey the Hound.

A recent survey of 900 hockey fans by NY Bet ranked every fur-covered, derpy-looking NHL mascot. The full line-up made a furry convention look deeply appealing.

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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price told the media Monday that he currently doesn't anticipate retiring from the team, at least not in the near future, as some fans had feared.

"We'll have to take it step by step," he said at a press conference. "I don't have a plan to retire right at this moment."

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