|Birth Place:||Elk Point, Canada|
|Acquired:||Trade with N.J. Devils in 2000
(Sheldon Souray & Josh Dewolf
& a 2nd round pick 2001 for
|Draft Team & Year:||N.J. Devils in 1994|
|Strengths:||Strongest shot on team (and arguably the league), punishes
opponents with big hits. Isn’t afraid to stand up for his teammates.
|Weaknesses:||Many bone grafts have made his wrist highly injury prone, his play
highly suffers as a result.
|Projected Role:||2nd pairing defenceman|
|Souray was the key acquisition in the Vladimir Malakhov deal, as he was exactly what the
Canadiens needed, a big, tough defender with a strong shot from the point. However,
several wrist injuries have limited his playing time and ability since then, but despite that, he
had a breakout season in 2003-04, including an appearance in the All-Star game. His play
suffered after that though, as injuries continued to creep up on him, as did fatigue.