CH announces one-time interview with Kent Hughes' son and he will make a special gesture

Published June 1, 2022 at 8:34 PM

It was this week that the famous combine began in preparation for the next NHL draft, which will take place next July at the Bell Center.

The top 96 prospects will meet with executives from all 32 NHL teams through Saturday, and for the young prospects, this is their first contact with NHL executives.

Among these prospects, one finds a certain Jack Hughes, the son of the general manager of the Canadiens and as reported by Max Truman, of and also by La Presse journalist Guillaume Lefraçois, he has an appointment with the Canadiens' staff at the prospect evaluation camp in preparation for the draft. He will have the classic 15-minute meeting during which the players are asked a lot of questions.

The young prospect even made this tasty statement to the journalist of La Presse.

"When my mom found out I was meeting the Habs, she said to my dad, "You're not going to stay, are you?" He said, "I think I'm going to push myself for this one!"

A very special gesture, but one that we can obviously understand.

Hughes had 16 points in 39 games with Northeastern University and played with defenseman Jordan Harris, who made his debut with the Habs this year.

Hughes is the 26th best prospect in North America and could be drafted in the late first round or somewhere in the second round.

The Habs have the 26th pick in the first round and perhaps Kent Hughes could use that pick to select his son.

If they have the opportunity to draft me, it's important that the staff knows what kind of person I am, not just what kind of player I am [...] I wouldn't mind being drafted by Montreal. I know my dad wouldn't treat me any differently than anyone else. It would just be another source of motivation to prove to people that I wasn't just drafted because he's my dad."

Lefrançois also mentions that Jack Hughes could meet with Canadiens employees and not his father, which could facilitate the meeting.

According to the latest news, Kent Hughes would indeed be absent for Jack's interview with the Tricolore. Jeff Gorton should normally take care of it.

In any case, if Hughes was ever drafted by the Habs, it would certainly not be the first time that a father-son tandem could be in the same lineup. This is the case with Dave Lowry, head coach of the Winnipeg Jets, who led his son Adam this year.

The Canadiens' management will have a lot of work to do in the next few days to meet with the best players available.

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