Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton are interested in a Rangers goalie

Published February 20, 2022 at 5:03 PM

Several insiders, including Pierre LeBrun, are of the opinion that a trade is imminent between the Canadiens and the New York Rangers, especially since Jeff Gorton knows the New York organization very well, for obvious reasons. Several prospects would interest the Habs.

One in particular: Vitaly Kravtsov.

There would also be a goalie, yes, another young goaltender. After Ilya Samsonov, the young Dylan Garand would be a target for Hughes and Gorton.

The 19-year-old Garand took part in the most recent World Junior Hockey Championship and should certainly continue the tournament this summer, with the Canadian team.

This season with the Kamloops Blazers, Garand has a 2.08 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in 33 games. He looks like a good prospect in goal, a future number one, but the Rangers already have the very solid Igor Shesterkin.

Garand could therefore become a good bargaining chip for them.

See some highlights of his performances on video:

Credit: The Hockey Writers
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