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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-16-4 82
34-12-14 82
33-17-8 74
33-20-6 72
32-24-5 69
27-28-4 58
23-28-8 54
25-29-3 53

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 5 15 0 14:55 22

Top Joel Armia News

  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Logs two-pointer in win

    Armia had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes. He added four shots and two blocks to his line.

    Armia joined the breakout and finished a perfect feed from Alex Newhook for his 10th goal. That's the most for the 30-year-old since the career-high 16 potted in 2019-20. The two points upped Armia to 15 for the season, also his most since that 2019-20 season.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Helps in loss

    Armia had an assist, three shots on net and one block in Saturday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey.

    Armia redirected a loose puck to Nick Suzuki for Montreal's final tally. The assist was the fourth in 42 games for Armia, who has just one goal over the last 12 contests.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Logs two-assist night

    Armia had two assists, three shots on net and two PIM over 15:07 of ice time in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.

    Armia led the breakout of the Canadiens' zone that resulted in an Arber Xhekaj tally in the first period, then he tussled with two Washington defenders in the second period to set up Alex Newhook's first goal since he returned from injury. Assists have been a rare commodity this season for Armia, who entered the night with one helper over 38 games.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Scores in loss

    Armia scored a goal on four shots, blocked one shot, recorded one hit and added two PIM in Sunday's 7-2 loss to St. Louis.

    None of Armia's four shots got past Jordan Binnington, but a David Savard attempt caromed off Armia's body and in. The tally was his ninth over 36 games and snapped a five-game scoring drought.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Tallies in loss

    Armia scored a goal on two shots and had one hit over 14:27 of ice time in Saturday's 9-4 loss to the Bruins.

    Armia joined a breakout and was well positioned to redirect Joshua Roy's feed past Linus Ullmark for Montreal's second goal during an exciting first period. The tally was the Armia's eighth, his highest total since 2019-20, when he scored 16 goals.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Logs first helper

    Armia had an assist, three shots and one hit over 18:16 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-2 win over New Jersey.

    Armia smartly took advantage of an ill-timed New Jersey line change, sending a stretch pass to Sean Monahan, who worked a 2-on-1 that resulted in a Joshua Roy tally. It was the first assist of the season for Armia, who has four points over the last seven games.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Pots game-winner

    Armia scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 4-3 win over the Avalanche. He added one block, one hit and two penalty minutes over 19:49 of ice time.

    Armia potted the game-winning goal with just over four minutes left in the third period. It was a dogged effort that saw him battle through a thicket of Colorado defenders and lunge at a loose puck to beat Alexandar Georgiev. The tally was Armia's third in six contests and seventh of the season, placing him fourth on the team. His 15.6 shooting percentage is by far the best he's had since entering the NHL.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Strikes again

    Armia scored a goal on three shots and had four blocks over 12:36 of ice time in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers.

    Montreal's fourth line kept the pressure on in the offensive zone to produce the team's third goal. Michael Pezzetta won a battle along the boards, getting the puck to Mitchell Stephens, who hit Armia for his second goal in as many games. The 30-year-old forward has a career-best 14.6 shooting percentage (six goals, 41 shots).

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Scores shortie in loss

    Armia had a short-handed goal, three shots on net and two penalty minutes over 15:12 of ice time in Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Sabres.

    Armia stripped Rasmus Dahlin for the unassisted, short-handed tally. And that was all the offense the Canadiens could muster in their first game at home following a season-long, seven-game road trip. Montreal's next-to-last penalty-kill unit dug a hole by allowing two Sabres' tallies before Armia made it a 2-1 game heading into the third period. The goal snapped a seven-game drought for Armia, who has five markers (two while shorthanded) over 22 games.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Costly penalty in loss

    Armia had one shot, one hit and two penalty minutes over 14:01 of ice time in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Florida.

    What had been a close game turned Florida's way after Armia's offensive-zone roughing penalty that led to the Panthers' game-winning goal. Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette and Arpon Basu of The Athletic characterized the penalty has "dumb" and "brutal," respectively, and wondered why it didn't cost the veteran ice time -- Armia took normal shifts following the momentum-swinging infraction. When asked how to address a costly penalty, Montreal head coach Martin St. Louis said, "Conversation, it's got to be corrected. It can't happen. Ice time. There's many ways to address it, but it's got to be addressed." The penalty was not addressed immediately Saturday but could lead to less ice time going forward for Armia, who has one point (a goal) over the last 10 games.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Strikes first in win

    Armia scored a goal on two shots and had one hit over 14:25 of ice time in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Islanders.

    Armia gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead in the second period, finishing off the hard work of Brendan Gallagher, who managed to slide him the puck while face down on the ice. It was the third goal in the last eight games for Armia, who has spent portions of the season in the AHL and been a healthy scratch eight times in 22 games.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Scores shortie

    Armia had a shorthanded goal in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to Detroit. He added five shots on net, one blocked shot and one hit to his line over 15:51 of ice time.

    When Lucas Raymond couldn't control a pass at the blue line, Armia pounced on the loose puck and led a 2-on-1 rush. The 30-year-old forward showed pass before drilling a wrister far side past Ville Husso. It was the third goal of the season and second in three games for Armia, who started the game on the fourth line but took shifts on the first line during the third period. With three injured forwards out long term -- the latest being Alex Newhook (ankle) -- Armia could remain up with the parent club rather than being returned to the AHL, particularly if his shots are finding twine.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Supplies game-winner

    Armia scored a goal on three shots over 16:26 of ice time in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jackets.

    Armia tipped in a Mike Matheson blast to give Montreal its first lead with just 2:57 left. It was his first game-winning goal and second tally in seven games in the NHL this season. The veteran forward was active for the first time since being called up from AHL Laval during the Canadiens' recent five-game road trip and skated on the third line with Sean Monahan and Josh Anderson. Armia has produced in the AHL with six goals and three assists over eight games for the Rocket this year, but the 30-year-old has never really been able to fulfill the promise of a first-round pick (2011) at the NHL level.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Recalled from Laval

    Armia was recalled from AHL Laval on Friday.

    Armia will join the Canadiens on the road in time for Saturday afternoon's game against the Kings. In a corresponding move, Montreal placed Arber Xhekaj (upper body) on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 16. Armia, who was recently loaned to Laval on Nov. 12, has six goals and three assists over eight games for the Rocket. He also has one tally in six outings for the parent club in 2023-24.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Loaned to AHL

    Armia was sent down to AHL Laval on Sunday.

    Armia was a healthy scratch Saturday after scoring one goal in six games this season. Gustav Lindstrom was recalled in a corresponding move. The 30-year-old Armia had seven goals and 14 points in 43 games with Montreal last season.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Activated, scores

    Armia scored a goal on three shots over 14:56 of ice time in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Winnipeg.

    Armia finished off a feed from Kaiden Guhle, beating Laurent Brossoit five hole. The 30-year-old Armia, who was called up to Montreal a week ago, was active for the first time and skated on the fourth line. He took over for Jesse Ylonen, who had gone six consecutive games without a point.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Recalled by Montreal

    Armia was called up from AHL Laval on Saturday.

    Armia, who was sent down at the start of the regular season, has recorded four goals and an assist in four AHL games. The 30-year-old managed seven goals and 14 points in 43 contests with Montreal during the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Sent down Wednesday

    Armia was reassigned to AHL Laval on Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Armia was sent down to make room for Arber Xhekaj, who will play in the Canadiens' season opener. The 30-year-old Armia had 14 points in 43 contests last season, but he'll be waiting for his next chance to take the ice in the NHL.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Clears waivers

    Armia cleared waivers Monday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    The Canadiens placed Armia on waivers Sunday, and not surprisingly, no team claimed the 30-year-old forward with two seasons remaining on his contract with an annual cap hit of $3.4 million. It's expected the team will eventually send the veteran to AHL Laval, but for now, he remains on the roster.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Added to waivers

    Armia was placed on waivers by the Canadiens on Sunday.

    If he clears waivers, Armia would start the year with AHL Laval, where he'd likely be one of the first call-ups in the event of injury. The 30-year-old winger had seven goals and 14 points in 43 games with Montreal last season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 218 lbs
Birthplace: Pori, Finland
Age: 30
Experience: 9
Shoots: Right