The reserve list is the list of players whose NHL rights belong to the Montréal Canadiens which may not exceed 90.
- 50 contracted players maximum
- Unsigned draft choices
- Restricted free agents that are unsigned or playing in other leagues (Europe usually)
- Contracted players aged 18 or 19 will count in the 50 contracts limit only if they play 11 NHL games or more in the current season (denoted with a *)