What you need to know about new Habs GM Kent Hughes

Published January 18, 2022 at 7:57 PM

Today was the official day that Kent Hughes was appointed general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. The news came early this morning if you missed it. In order to get to know Geoff Molson's new trusted man better, here are some interesting facts about him.

Hughes played hockey from 1988 to 1992 in the American university ranks for Middlebury College. He is also the record holder of this team for assists (140) and points (194) during his passage.

His brother Ryan also played hockey and was drafted in the second round, 22nd overall by the Nordiques in the 1990 Entry Draft. However, he never played for them. He played only three games inthe NHL with the Bruins during the 1995-96 season.

If you didn't already know, Hughes was a player agent until this morning. He represented 21 players, including Kristopher Letang and Patrice Bergeron. He has over $290 million in contracts behind his tie.

The most interesting fact about the newcomer in the CH organization is undoubtedly this one. His two sons, Jack (18) and Riley (21), play for Northeastern University in the American university ranks. They thus work together on a regular basis with two CH prospects, Jayden Struble and Jordan Harris. Is the new GM going to use this close link between his sons and Jordan Harris to sign him soon? This will be a case to follow in the coming months!


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