The Montreal Canadiens have a great opportunity to acquire the services of Sebastian Aho

Published October 20, 2021 at 7:59 PM
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The Montreal Canadiens could add another layer (rather goofy this time) to their rivalry with the Carolina Hurricanes. After the offer sheets that were made to Sebastian Aho during the summer of 2019 and to Jesperi Kotkaniemi last August 28, Marc Bergevin would now have the opportunity to go after dear Sebastian Aho!

BEWARE however! We're not talking about the Hurricanes' star forward, but rather the young left-handed defenseman of the New York Islanders with the exact same name. For those who don't know him, the "other" Sebastian Aho was drafted in the fifth round (139th overall) by the New York Islanders in 2017.

A dominant player at the AHL level, he still hasn't been able to establish himself full-time in the NHL, facing tremendous competition at the blue line in New York. It was journalist Nicolas Cloutier who floated the idea of acquiring him, during his segment on JiC.

Here's what he had to say about it:



The point Cloutier made is quite interesting. One of the recurring problems since the start of the season with the Habs has been the offensive rebound, an area where only Jeff Petry and Chris Wideman seem to be able to contribute right now, while young Romanov is having a tougher time.

With Sebastian Aho, the Canadiens would have the services of a highly mobile defenseman, who has shown his offensive skills by obtaining a total of 105 points, including 21 goals, in 156 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the AHL. And Lou Lamoriello certainly wouldn't ask for the moon for a player who was left out of each of his team's first three games this season.

So what do you think? Should Marc Bergevin take a chance on Sebastian Aho?
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