Important development regarding Jonathan Drouin's future in Montreal

Published May 21, 2022 at 11:38

Even though Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton are very busy with the draft coming up in less than two months, there are some hot issues with the Habs.

One of them is forward Jonathan Drouin. Since his arrival with the team in the summer of 2017, we can't say that his acquisition was a great move by Marc Bergevin.

After two potent first seasons with 46 and 53 points, the number 92 was later bothered by numerous injuries, which did not help his rating with management and as reported by my colleagues at, Drouin might very well have already played his last game with the Habs.

Will he be traded? We don't know yet, but one thing is for sure, according to tipster Marco D'Amico, the forward would finally be available on the trade market, so all that would remain is to know which teams would be interested and what the return would be for the 92.

You can guess that this will be a big file to watch this summer: Jonathan Drouin would indeed now be on the trade market. A major and important development.

He has one year left on his contract for a salary of $5.5 million per year.

But since he only played 34 games last year, he still had a respectable 20 points and we agree that a player of his caliber would fit perfectly in the style of play that Kent Hughes wants to implement. I am also convinced that Martin St-Louis would like to coach his former Lightning teammate for a longer period of time.

Obviously, this will depend on how things turn out for the Habs next season, but if Drouin had a very good season, his value at the trade deadline would be much higher than it is now. Unless Kent Hughes receives an interesting offer by the beginning of next season.

May 21   |   385 answers
Important development regarding Jonathan Drouin's future in Montreal

In your opinion, should Kent Hughes wait until the trade deadline before trading Jonathan Drouin?

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