A former CH player speaks out on Jonathan Drouin's future in Montreal

Published March 25, 2022 at 10:15

The job Kent Hughes did at the trade deadline was flattened by most hockey experts.

He went out and got maximum value for some of his players but there is still a lot of work to be done in preparation for next season, which will be the first full season of the Hughes-Gorton tandem.

The status of some of the team's players for the medium and long term future has yet to be determined. Among them is a certain Jonathan Drouin. The Quebec forward has been absent from the lineup several times this season and we wonder if he is part of the solution for the Habs organization.

As mentioned by Charles-Alexis Brisebois, of Danslescoulisses.com, former CH player and now TVA Sports analyst Guillaume Latendresse was on the mic with Mario Langlois on 98.5's Les Amateurs de sports, and he believes Drouin won't be part of the core of the Habs rebuild.

He speaks out about the Quebecer's status in the club's long-term plans:

"I think for the rebuild and for the new identity that we want to have in the team, I don't think Jonathan is going to be part of that core for the future." - Guillaume Latendresse

It is true that since the arrival of Martin St-Louis, Drouin has not really had the chance to showcase himself and it would take a little more than a few games before he is properly evaluated for the future.

On the other hand, since his arrival with the Habs in the 2017-2018 season, he has never been the star player he was expected to be and maybe a change of scenery could do him some good for the rest of his career.

Drouin has one season left on his contract at a salary of 5.5 million per year and will become an uncompensated free agent in the summer of 2023.

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A former CH player speaks out on Jonathan Drouin's future in Montreal

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