Phillip Danault reveals a surprise information about his departure from Montreal

Published June 5, 2022 at 9:08 PM

We told you about it yesterday, forward Phillip Danault was just recently one of the guests on the La Poche Bleue podcast, with Guillaume and Maxim, and it certainly was a really interesting passage.

He denied a big rumor about the real reasons of his departure from Montreal:

But also, we wanted to highlight another very interesting information he revealed.

Phillip Danault declared, first of all, that before his famous signing with the Kings, he knew for a long time that he was probably not going to come back to Montreal and that his career with the Habs was over, simply because Marc Bergevin didn't want to do it anymore (the offers weren't even close to being enough). The 2021 playoffs were therefore, for him, "his last lap".

Where did he think he was going?

Many rumors sent him to the Vegas Golden Knights last summer, and it turns out that these rumors were true. Surprise!

Danault really expected to sign with the Vegas Golden Knights, and he was about to make a deal with Vegas, but the Kings came out (almost out of nowhere) with an aggressive offer and won the derby, as we know today.

The Quebecer did not regret his choice, as he scored 27 goals and 51 points in 79 games in his first season with the Kings, playing most of the time on the second line of his team.

Do you think that with Phillip Danault in their lineup, the Vegas Golden Knights would have made the playoffs this year?

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Phillip Danault reveals a surprise information about his departure from Montreal

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