Informant not confident about Jordan Harris coming to Montreal

Published September 15, 2021 at 2:28 PM

Rob Ramage, the Montreal Canadiens director of player development, was at a press conference this morning to talk about the organization's youth. He talked about Jesse Ylonen and Mattias Norlinder, two promising players.

Andrew Zadarnowski, a writer for the Eyes on the prize site, mostly assigned to cover the CH, drew an interesting parallel with Rob Ramage's remarks. Ramage mentioned that players coming from college have the opportunity to choose their destiny, because the "Collective Bargaining agreement," the NHL Players' Association's collective bargaining agreement, is made that way. So NCAA players have the opportunity to choose whether they want to settle with the team that drafted them or test the free agent market.

With this point made by Ramage, Zadarnowski mentioned that he was less and less sure that Jordan Harris will sign with the Habs. Speaking of a potential Harris signing, Ramage was not reassuring about it:

"We'd love to have him here, but we'll see what happens."

Recall that Harris made the decision to return to finish his college internship with Northeastern University. Anything to sow doubt in people's minds...

Harris will likely make a decision at the end of the 2021-2022 season. Will he emulate the Justin Schultz and Kevin Hayes of this world or will he stick with the team that selected him in the third round in 2018?

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