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Analyst believes he knows the identity of the player Hughes will draft

Published April 17, 2024 at 10:10 PM
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What if Kent Hughes was about to acquire the perfect complement to play with Juraj Slafkovsky, Kirby Dach, Nick Suzuki, and Cole Caufield in his top-6?

All eyes on Kent Hughes and the Macklin Celebrini draft!



As reported by the site Danslescoulisses.com, there could be one particular player that Kent Hughes should be watching with the team's first pick next June in Vegas.

During a recent appearance on BPM Sports, journalist Mathias Brunet stated that the type of player the Canadiens are looking for is none other than Cayden Lindstrom.


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«I get the feeling that Cayden Lindstrom, at 6'4′ and 210 who is really a power forward.. I think if Lindstrom is available at the 5-6-7th pick, it will be him [] This is the profile that is sought after by the Canadiens.»

Ranked the third best prospect in North America, the big center from the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Junior League has so far scored 46 points, including 27 goals in 32 games this season and he has caught the eye of many NHL scouts.

Some of them even compare him to Quinton Byfield of the Los Angeles Kings, who is having his breakout year. However, it is still unknown where the Canadiens will finish in the standings but it is very likely that the organization will hold a pick between the fifth and seventh.

But Lindstrom will need to still be available by then, which is far from guaranteed.

If you want to listen to the full commentary by Mathias Brunet, it's right here.

BPM Sports

Credit - Danslescoulisses.com : MATHIAS BRUNET VOIT LE CH REPÊCHER CAYDEN LINDSTROM S'IL EST ENCORE DISPONIBLE
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