May 7 Announced that W Alexander Perezhogin has been suspended for the entire 2004-05 season plus playoffs by the AHL.
May 14 Announced that W Andreas Dackell has signed a 3 year contract with Brynas of the Swedish Elite League.
June 1 Signed W Michael Lambert to a 3 year contract, terms not disclosed.
June 1 Failed to sign C Andre Deveaux before the 5 PM deadline. Montreal no longer holds his rights, and he will re-enter the draft.
June 12 Announced that C Benoit Gratton has signed with Lugano of the Swiss Elite League.
June 19: Announced that D Andrei Markov has signed a contract with Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Elite League that becomes effective in the event of a labour stoppage.
June 25: Re-signed Head Coach Claude Julien to a 2 year contract, terms not disclosed. Announced the team will not offer contracts to Darren Langdon, Jim Dowd, and Alexei Kovalev before July 1st.
June 26: Acquired F Radek Bonk and G Cristobal Huet from Los Angeles in exchange for G Mathieu Garon and a 3rd round pick in 2004 (95th overall).
June 26: Drafted F Kyle Chipchura with the 18th overall pick, and D Alexei Yemelin with #84 on Day 1 of the NHL Entry Draft.
June 27: Drafted F J.T. Wyman with the 100th overall pick, F Mikhail Grabovski with #150, G Loic Lacasse with #181, D Jon Gleed with #212, F Gregory Stewart with #246, D Mark Streit with #262, and D Alex Dulac-Lemelin with #278 on Day 2 of the NHL Entry Draft.
June 27: Traded the rights to D Stephane Quintal to Los Angeles in exchange for future considerations..
June 30: Exercised a 1 year, $500,000 contract option on W Pierre Dagenais
June 30: Failed to qualify F Niklas Sundstrom, Gordie Dwyer, and Jerome Marois, D Patrick Traverse, and G Eric Fichaud and Jean-Francois Damphousse. All are now unrestricted free agents.
July 14: Re-signed C Mike Ribeiro to a 1 year, $1.55 M contract. Re-signed C Steve Begin to a 2 year, $1.5 M contract with an option for a third year. Also re-signed W Marcel Hossa, terms undisclosed.
July 15: Announced that W Richard Zednik and G Cristobal Huet have filed for salary arbitration.
July 16: Signed Raitis Ivanans to a 2 year contract, terms undisclosed.
July 16: Re-signed coaches Roland Melanson and Rick Green, terms undisclosed.
July 19: Re-signed W Marc-Andre Thinel to a 1 year contract, terms undisclosed.
July 23: Re-signed D Ron Hainsey to a 2 year, $1.5 M contract. Signed F Gavin Morgan to a 1 year deal, with a club option for 2005-06, terms undisclosed.
July 30: Re-signed W Radek Bonk to a 3 year, $9.45 M contract.
August 3: Re-signed G Cristobal Huet to a 2 year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. Financial terms were not disclosed.
August 3: Entered into an affiliation agreement with the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
August 4: Re-signed W Richard Zednik to a 3 year, $7.3 M contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
August 10: Signed W Andrei Kostitsyn to a 3 year, $3.72 M entry-level contract.
August 24: Signed C Benoit Dusablon to a 1 year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
September 9: Signed C Cory Urquhart to a 3 year, entry-level contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
September 12: Re-signed D Sheldon Souray to a 3 year, $8.4 M contract.
September 14: Announced that Columbus has claimed D Francois Beauchemin off waivers from Montreal.
September 15: Signed C Corey Locke to a 3 year, entry-level contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.