Over the summer, former Capitals Alex Semin was bought out by the Carolina Hurricanes, two seasons after signing a five-year, $35 million extension. Carolina Hurricanes President Don Waddell said that Semin “didn’t buy into the culture” of the team. Shortly after, the Russian forward signed a one-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens.
The Canadiens are off to a hot start, winning their first 7 games (a tie for club record). That streak continued on Tuesday with the help of Semin, who scored his first goal in a Montreal uniform.