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A Kent Hughes home run is becoming official and it's a major one for the Montreal Canadiens

Published November 28, 2022 at 9:33
BY MARCO

Over the past few days, we've talked a lot about the acquisition of Kirby Dach as a big move by general manager Kent Hughes, but there's another decision in this file that goes unmentioned that is just as major for the Montreal Canadiens.

"Friendly reminder that Kirby Dach counts for a slight $3,362,500 on the payroll this season and will do so for the next 3 as well. Not bad huh!" - Marc-Olivier Beaudoin

A contract that is quickly taking on the appearance of a home run for General Manager Hughes.

Dach, 21, is producing at a rate of nearly 70 points (per 82 games) this season while accumulating 17 points in 21 games. The fact that he is only making $3.36 million per year seems to be a big deal for the Habs.


We are talking about a reasonable salary at an important time for the organization, when the salary cap will remain extremely tight for a few seasons, and then it will go up a lot (right when Dach will re-sign)

This contract seems to be a real gift for the Montreal Canadiens organization, at an important time.

Towards the end of this pact, it is quite possible that the team will want to be competitive, and this is the kind of salary that will give Kent Hughes the latitude to potentially sign a big name on the free agent market.

Having Kirby Dach at less than 3.37 million for four more seasons (including this one) is huge.

Solid, Kent!

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