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Peter Budaj

31-Year-Old Goalie – Montreal Canadiens

2013-14 NHL Stats

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10

L

8

SO

1

GAA

2.51

SV%

.909

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Budaj served another season as a capable backup to Carey Price, posting a save percentage north of .900 for the third consecutive season. While Budaj has been good for Montreal, it's worth noting that coach Michel Therrien went with an untested rookie, Dustin Tokarski, when ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   DOB: 9/18/1982   BORN: Banska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #63 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Peter Budaj Contract Information:

Signed a two-year extension with Montreal in April of 2013 that keeps him under contract through the 2014-15 season.

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Budaj will not start Monday’s Game 2 against the Rangers, James Mirtle of TSN reports.

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Peter Budaj NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2005-06 23 34 14 11 6 2 2.86 86 864 778 .900
2006-07 24 57 31 16 6 3 2.68 143 1499 1356 .905
2007-08 25 35 16 10 4 0 2.57 82 849 767 .903
2008-09 26 56 20 29 5 2 2.86 154 1531 1377 .899
2009-10 27 15 5 5 2 1 2.64 32 386 354 .917
2010-11 28 NHL COL 45 15 21 4 1 3.20 130 1234 1104 .895
2011-12 29 NHL MON 17 5 7 5 0 2.55 44 508 464 .913
2012-13 30 NHL MON 13 8 1 1 1 2.29 25 273 248 .908
2013-14 31 NHL MON 24 10 8 3 1 2.51 56 615 559 .909
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Peter Budaj – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Goalie
  1. Carey Price  OUT
  2. Dustin Tokarski
  3. Peter Budaj
Montreal Canadiens

Time On Ice Stats

55:46

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Peter Budaj was on the ice for 55:46.

5:39

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Peter Budaj was on the ice for 5:39 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 61:00 6:25
2012-13 50:30 7:06
2013-14 55:46 5:39

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Peter Budaj 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
May. 31 NYR Did Not Play
May. 29 at NYR Did Not Play
May. 27 NYR Did Not Play
May. 25 at NYR Did Not Play
May. 22 at NYR Did Not Play
May. 19 NYR Did Not Play
May. 17 NYR 0 0 0 9.00 3 8 5 .625
May. 14 at BOS Did Not Play
May. 12 BOS Did Not Play
May. 10 at BOS Did Not Play
May. 8 BOS Did Not Play
May. 6 BOS Did Not Play
May. 3 at BOS Did Not Play
May. 1 at BOS Did Not Play
Apr. 22 TB Did Not Play
Apr. 20 TB Did Not Play
Apr. 18 at TB Did Not Play
Apr. 16 at TB Did Not Play
Apr. 12 NYR Did Not Play
Apr. 10 NYI Did Not Play
Apr. 9 at CHI 0 0 1 3.00 3 28 25 .893
Apr. 5 DET Did Not Play
Apr. 4 at OTT 1 0 0 4.00 4 43 39 .907
Apr. 1 at TB Did Not Play
Mar. 29 at FLA Did Not Play
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Mar. 27 at DET Did Not Play
Mar. 25 BUF Did Not Play
Mar. 24 at BOS 1 0 0 0.94 1 29 28 .966
Mar. 22 at TOR Did Not Play
Mar. 20 CLS Did Not Play
Mar. 18 COL Did Not Play
Mar. 16 at BUF Did Not Play
Mar. 15 OTT Did Not Play
Mar. 12 BOS 0 1 0 4.00 4 32 28 .875
Mar. 8 at SJ 0 1 0 5.71 2 11 9 .818
Mar. 6 at PHO 0 1 0 5.00 5 23 18 .783
Mar. 5 at ANH Did Not Play
Mar. 3 at LA 0 1 0 2.03 2 22 20 .909
Mar. 1 TOR 1 0 0 2.86 3 25 22 .880
Feb. 27 at PIT 1 0 0 4.62 5 32 27 .844
Feb. 26 DET 0 0 1 1.90 2 30 28 .933
Feb. 8 at CAR Did Not Play
Feb. 6 VAN Did Not Play
Feb. 4 CGY Did Not Play
Feb. 2 WPG Did Not Play
Feb. 1 TB Did Not Play
Jan. 30 at BOS 1 0 0 1.00 1 35 34 .971
Jan. 28 CAR Did Not Play
Jan. 25 WAS 0 0 0 2.07 1 8 7 .875
Jan. 24 at DET Did Not Play
Jan. 22 at PIT 0 0 0 0.00 0 10 10 1.000
Jan. 18 at TOR Did Not Play
Jan. 16 at OTT Did Not Play
Jan. 14 NJ Did Not Play
Jan. 11 CHI Did Not Play
Jan. 8 at PHI 0 1 0 3.00 3 27 24 .889
Jan. 6 FLA Did Not Play
Jan. 4 OTT Did Not Play
Jan. 2 at DAL Did Not Play
Dec. 31 at CAR Did Not Play
Dec. 29 at FLA 0 1 0 3.10 3 24 21 .875
Dec. 28 at TB Did Not Play
Dec. 21 at NSH Did Not Play
Dec. 19 at STL Did Not Play
Dec. 17 PHO Did Not Play
Dec. 15 FLA 0 1 0 2.07 2 25 23 .920
Dec. 14 at NYI Did Not Play
Dec. 12 at PHI Did Not Play
Dec. 10 LA 0 0 0 3.53 2 14 12 .857
Dec. 7 BUF Did Not Play
Dec. 5 BOS Did Not Play
Dec. 4 at NJ 1 0 0 2.81 3 34 31 .912
Dec. 2 NJ Did Not Play
Nov. 30 TOR Did Not Play
Nov. 29 at WAS 0 0 1 1.85 2 26 24 .923
Nov. 27 at BUF Did Not Play
Nov. 23 PIT Did Not Play
Nov. 22 at WAS 1 0 0 2.00 2 27 25 .926
Nov. 19 MIN Did Not Play
Nov. 16 NYR Did Not Play
Nov. 15 at CLS 1 0 0 1.85 2 25 23 .920
Nov. 12 TB Did Not Play
Nov. 10 NYI Did Not Play
Nov. 7 at OTT Did Not Play
Nov. 5 STL Did Not Play
Nov. 2 at COL 0 1 0 3.05 3 30 27 .900
Nov. 1 at MIN Did Not Play
Oct. 29 DAL Did Not Play
Oct. 28 at NYR 1 0 0 0.00 0 27 27 1.000
Oct. 26 SJ Did Not Play
Oct. 24 ANH Did Not Play
Oct. 22 EDM Did Not Play
Oct. 19 NSH Did Not Play
Oct. 17 CLS Did Not Play
Oct. 15 at WPG Did Not Play
Oct. 12 at VAN Did Not Play
Oct. 10 at EDM 1 0 0 1.00 1 28 27 .964
Oct. 9 at CGY Did Not Play
Oct. 5 PHI Did Not Play
Oct. 1 TOR Did Not Play

Peter Budaj: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Budaj will likely take over as the Canadiens' starting goaltender with regular goalie Carey Price (leg) out for the rest of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Budaj was pressed into action Saturday against the Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. He entered the game to start the third period and he was welcomed with three power-play goals on the Rangers' first four shots. He allowed three goals on eight shots.

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Budaj stopped 25 of 28 shots in Wednesday's overtime loss to Chicago.

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Budaj will man the net Wednesday against the Blackhawks, Marc Antoine Godin of the Montreal Press reports.

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Budaj stopped 39 of the 43 shots he faced in Friday's 7-4 win over Ottawa, his first start in four games.

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Budaj will be in the crease Friday against the Senators.

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Budaj made 28 saves on 29 shots in a shootout win over the Bruins on Monday.

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Budaj will be in goal Monday against the Bruins, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

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Budaj is expected to receive the start Monday against the Bruins, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports.

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Budaj's temporary backup, Dustin Tokarski, is slated to start Sunday's game against the Sabres.

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Due to the news that Carey Price will not travel to Buffalo, Price lines up as the likely starter for Sunday's game against the Sabres.

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Budaj was beaten for four goals on 32 shot attempts in Wednesday's loss to the Bruins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013-14

Budaj was the Canadiens' backup goalie in 2012-13 and finished the season with a 2.29 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. It's been a good two-year run in Montreal for Budaj, who earned a two-year extension to be with the team through the 2014-15 season. Neither he nor the team holds high expectations. He needs to give Montreal quality back-up play which would allow head coach Michel Therrien to rest Carey Price 25 times.

2012-13

Budaj has one year remaining on his contract as Carey Price's backup. The veteran backstop played in just 17 games last season, posting a 5-7-5 record with a goals-against average of 2.55. He's worth remembering as a handcuff to Price in deeper leagues and a spot start in daily leagues provided it's a good matchup. Given Montreal's inability to regularly score, as well as some spotty defending, Budaj is the most reliable of NHL backups to stash away in most leagues.

2011-12

Budaj joins the Canadiens after six seasons in Colorado, where he served as both the lead goalie and backup at various times. He won’t be asked to do much more with the Habs than back up Carey Price and give him a break 20-25 times a year. He’s better than the 3.20 GAA he posted in 2010-11 and should show us better numbers with a better defensive team.

2010-11

Budaj, who was criticized for his play two seasons ago when he was the Avs' starter, was much better last year as Craig Anderson's backup. Budaj played in only 15 games, but his record was 5-5-2 and his regular season numbers (2.64 GAA, .917 SV%) were nearly identical to Anderson's. He will return to the No. 2 role next season and therefore has fantasy value in only very deep leagues.

2009-10

It was painful at times last season, watching Budaj play "hot potato" with Andrew Raycroft for the role of No. 1 goalie for the Avs. Budaj would play brilliantly for stretches at a time last year, then suddenly resemble a sieve for three or four games, forcing the coaching staff to go with Raycroft, who would turn around and do much the same thing. Eventually, this inconsistent play by Budaj made everyone around him realize that, though not quite good enough to be a #1 stopper, he would probably be fine as a #2. Thus at season's end, the Avs dispatched Raycroft and went out and signed Craig Anderson who looks to be a true #1 starter in the making. Unless Anderson completely blows a wheel this year, Budaj will not see nearly as much ice time as he has in past seasons. Draft only in the deepest of leagues.

2008-09

The Avs were counting on a full season with Jose Theodore as their No. 1 stopper this year, with Budaj as the backup. However, Budaj more or less inherited the job by default when Theodore opted to walk away in the offseason via free agency and join the Washington Capitals. So now, with only the mediocre Andrew Raycroft pushing him for ice time, the job is Budaj's to lose. Trouble is, he's been in this situation before, and he's always managed to play his way out of the starting gig due to his inconsistent play. Come February, the Avs won't hesitate to swing a deal for a more dependable starting goalie if they feel they are in the playoff hunt. Buyer beware.

2007-08

Budaj will open the 2007-08 season as the No. 1 goalie, having outplayed the more expensive Jose Theodore last season.

2006-07

Budaj opens 2006-07 as the backup to Jose Theodore. Theodore's grip on the position, however, is tenuous. Budaj is an interesting speculative pick for all owners, and a very good pick as insurance if you own Theodore. As a rookie in 2005-06, Budaj was 14-10 with a 2.86 GAA and a .900 save percentage.

2005-06

Budaj will likely be the second goalie this year, backing up David Aebischer.

2004-05