A Quebec defenseman sends a cry from the heart to Marc Bergevin

Published September 15, 2021 at 3:47 PM

Quebec defenseman Jason Demers was on Tony Marinaro's podcast to talk about his future in the NHL. He made a VERY interesting revelation to the host regarding his future intentions.

Demers, 33, is currently unemployed, or an unrestricted free agent since he and the Coyotes decided not to sign a contract extension. The right-handed defenseman gave a heartfelt shout out to Marc Bergevin, the Montreal Canadiens' general manager.

"I'm Jason Demers from Dorval, Quebec, and I would like to play for the Montreal Canadiens."

If that's not a wish, one wonders what is. Demers grew up watching the Canadiens and just like the Savard, Perreault and Paquette, he could fulfill his childhood dream.

Demers' best years are behind him, but he could be a valuable asset to the Canadiens. There is an obvious hole on the right side of the Habs' blue line. He's mostly considered a defensive defenseman, but he could clearly put up 10-20 points. He could be a good insurance policy, should Norlinder, Kulak and Wideman fail to crack the Tricolore lineup.

Personally, I much prefer what Sami Vatanen can bring to a team, but Demers is a good veteran, capable of playing big minutes, especially shorthanded.

He has 214 total points, including 45 goals, in 699 NHL games so far with the Sharks, Stars, Panthers and Coyotes. He was once a seventh round pick of the Sharks in 2008.
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