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Position: Defence
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’4"
Weight: 227 lbs
Birth Date: 07/13/1976
Birth Place: Elk Point, Canada
Acquired: Trade with N.J. Devils in 2000
(Sheldon Souray & Josh Dewolf
& a 2nd round pick 2001 for
Vladimir Malakhov)
Draft Team & Year: N.J. Devils in 1994
Draft Round: 3rd
Overall Choice: 71th
Salary: $2.432.000

Scouting Report

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.