Trade concluded between Montreal and the Philadelphia Flyers: a real steal by the Canadiens following good choices in the seventh round
BY ELIAS AUGUST 25, 2023 (11:58)
A three-step trade.
In essence, the Canadiens took advantage three times of the apparent fact that the Flyers have absolutely no interest in their 7th round picks.
It's rare for a 7th round pick to become a significant player, but Montreal has certainly shown that it's possible.
**A Three-Step Trade**
Here's what the Flyers allowed the Habs to do:
Part 1/3 of the trade:
In 2017, Montreal traded their 2018 7th round pick for Philadelphia's 2017 7th round pick. This allowed them to draft Cayden Primeau.
Part 2/3 of the trade:
In 2018, Montreal reclaimed their 2018 7th round pick from the Flyers in exchange for a 7th round pick in 2019. They drafted Brett Stapley with this.
Part 3/3 of the trade:
In 2019, Montreal once again reclaimed their 2019 7th round pick from the Flyers, in exchange for a 7th round pick in 2020. With this pick, brace yourselves, they drafted none other than Rafaël Harvey-Pinard.
The result of this three-step trade?
Over three years, the Montreal Canadiens acquired Cayden Primeau, Brett Stapley, and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, while the Philadelphia Flyers didn't draft anyone in the seventh round.
Clearly, the Flyers should pay more attention to their seventh-round selections, and kudos to the Canadiens for capitalizing on it.
Cayden Primeau and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard have become impactful players, especially the RHP, who's turned out to be a real steal!
Harvey-Pinard, at 24 years old, scored 14 goals and garnered 20 points in 34 games last season with the Habs.
Credit: HABSolument Fan
WHERE DO YOU SEE RAFAËL HARVEY-PINARD IN THE LONG TERM?
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