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Montreal Canadiens: Montreal and David Zalubowski

montreal canadiens: The 38-year-old said on a conference call on Thursday that he will play in the KHL and possibly the Winter Olympics next season after failing to reach agreement on a new deal with Montreal, according to Toronto Star. Markov said he was not interested in skating for any other NHL club than Montreal, where he played 990 games and put up numbers that placed him among the best defencemen in the storied club's history. David Zalubowski / The Associated Press By The Canadian Press Thu., July 27, 2017 MONTREAL After 16 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, defenceman Andrei Markov is heading back to Russia. And he did not rule out returning to the Canadiens or to the NHL one day. I made it clear at the end of the season that I wanted to stay with the Montreal Canadiens for the rest of my career. It is tough, he said. ( As reported in the news.