Beyond The Benches

Montreal Gets First Look At Alexander Radulov

The Montreal Canadiens announced on July 1 that they agreed to terms with Alexander Radulov to a one year, $5.75-million contract. The signing of the former Nashville Predator, who hasn’t played in the NHL was a teammate of newly acquired Shea Weber, had the city of Montreal reminiscing of past behavior issues allegedly that caused the P.K. Subban trade.

Radulov’s time in the NHL was cut short after being suspended in 2012 during the Western Conference Second Round for violating curfew between Games 2 and 3 of the series against the formerly known Phoenix Coyotes.

“It’s in the past, I did what I did and there’s no point in looking back.” Radulov said. “Now I’m older and I have a family and my family’s really excited that we’re moving to Montreal. I’ll try to show my best, to work every minute on the ice and off the ice. Be a leader and help the team.”

The 30-year-old winger will sport a No. 47 Canadiens jersey with every intention of being a contender for the Stanley Cup.

“It’s a hockey town and they always want to go on a run for the Cup and that’s the main reason I chose Montreal,” said Radulov. “This is a chance for me to play in the best league and finally get a chance to win the Cup. That’s the main thing.”

HabsTV brought the fans the footage of Radulov on Monday.