The news is not encouraging for Canadiens' prospect Jayden Struble

Published April 4, 2022 at 8:38 PM

The NCAA season is now over for many teams, including the Northeastern University Huskies, the team for which Montreal Canadiens prospect Jordan Harris played.

If the defenseman did not take long to sign his first professional contract with the CH, the story is quite different for another prospect of the team who also played for Northeastern University.

As Mathis Therrien of reports, defenseman Jayden Struble is considering another season in the NCAA. At least that's what informant Elliotte Friedman said.

Second round pick of the Habs in 2019, Struble has 14 points in 34 games this year and if he doesn't work out with the Habs by August 15, 2023, he will become an unrestricted free agent.

Former CH scout Grant McCagg understands that the CH was interested in signing Struble now since at the end of next season, he will be able to decide on the team of his choice.

And since Struble is from Boston and the Bruins seem to be showing interest in him, maybe he's keeping an open door in the event he signs with his childhood team. This is not encouraging news, considering that the CH is now at risk of losing Struble "for nothing", perhaps even to the Boston Bruins.

This will be something to watch closely a year from now.

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The news is not encouraging for Canadiens' prospect Jayden Struble

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