Canadiens will part ways on mutual agreement with the 36-year-old forward
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that Tomas Plekanec will be placed on unconditional waivers at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, for the purpose of terminating his contract.
Tomas Plekanec has played a total of 1,001 career regular season games in the NHL, including 984 games in a Canadiens uniform. The Kladno, Czech Republic native has 608 career points (233 goals, 375 assists). Plekanec also played in 94 career playoff games, and registered 53 points (18 goals, 35 assists).
On October 15, Plekanec suited up for his 1,000th NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings, scoring his lone goal of the season.
Tomas Plekanec was selected in the third round by the Canadiens (71st overall) at the 2001 NHL Draft. He had been acting as an assistant captain from the 2010-11 season through the 2017-18 campaign.