Big news: Kent Hughes and the CH now have the opportunity to acquire promising defenseman Henry Thrun for free

Published February 16, 2023 at 1:10 PM
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In the last few hours, the Anaheim Ducks organization has learned some major news, bad news for them and good news for other teams.

Their very promising young defenseman Henry Thrun has just informed them that he will become a free agent, free as a bird, and that he will not sign with the team that drafted him. Ouch.

That's reminiscent of the Adam Fox situation.

Thrun, a 2019 draft pick of the Ducks, is 21 years old and has a lot of promise.


He has 24 points in 24 games this season in the NCAA with Harvard University (32 points in 35 games last season)

He is currently playing with Montreal Canadiens prospect Sean Farrell, he knows Cole Caufield well and he seems to have the same roots as Kent Hughes and Martin St-Louis' kids (from New England).

The Habs connections are numerous, and this would be a solid free agent acquisition, but let's wait and see.

Thrun was in the same situation as a certain Jayden Struble is now. Will Struble follow suit?

To be continued, but I prefer Thrun to Struble, so this could possibly be an interesting avenue for the CH to explore.

I have faith in the ability of Kent Hughes and Martin St-Louis to bring in a very promising young player from their corner, and it could be a big move for the CH.

Would you like to see the Tricolore sign Henry Thrun?

Here are some other examples before Thrun:

"Notable Harvard alumni who either tested the free-agent market or forced their rights to be traded under threat:

- Jimmy Vesey
- Adam Fox
- John Marino
- Alex Kerfoot

And now Henry Thrun.

I love a smart player, but the fear of recruiting players committed to Harvard is real." - Cam Robinson

This will be a big one to watch over the next few weeks. Thrun will be quite a catch for the team that manages to charm him. (and sign him)

More details to follow.


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Big news: Kent Hughes and the CH now have the opportunity to acquire promising defenseman Henry Thrun for free

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