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- Rene Bourque is off to his longest goal drought to start a season since 2007-08. However, he has a while to go to beat his slump that year where he needed 12 games to record his first goal.
The following dates are the deadlines by which the Habs must sign a currently unsigned player or relinquish their rights without compensation:
June 30, 2015:
Andreas Engqvist (undrafted FA - Atlant Mytishchi, KHL)
August 15, 2016:
Colin Sullivan (7/198, 2011 - Miami, NCAA)*
June 1, 2017:
Artturi Lekhonen (2/36, 2013 - Frolunda, SHL)
Martin Reway (4/116, 2013 - Gatineau, QMJHL)^
June 30, 2018:
Joonas Nattinen (3/65, 2009 - MODO, SHL)
August 15, 2018:
Jake Evans (7/207, 2014 - Notre Dame, NCAA)
^ - Per Sec. 8.6 (b)(ii) of the CBA, the Habs have four years to sign Reway even though he was drafted out of the QMJHL which typically holds a two year signing limit. This is as a result of Reway opting to play for HC Sparta Praha beginning in 2014-15 instead of staying in major junior.
The following players have their rights held indefinitely by the Habs due to a lack of a transfer agreement:
Alexander Buturlin (2/39, 1999 - DNP in 2013-14)
Andrei Kruchinin (7/189, 1998 - Sokol Krasnoyarsk, VHL)
Konstantin Korneev (9/275, 2002 - Kazan, KHL)
Andrei Sidyakin (8/202, 1997 - last played in 2011-12)
Maxim Trunev (5/138, 2008 - Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, KHL)
* Player can drop out of college and become a UFA one year earlier than their listed date if they so desire as it will be their fourth year since being drafted.