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Kent Hughes has just completed his first acquisition of the summer

Published May 3, 2024 at 8:51
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The general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Kent Hughes, has just announced his first acquisition of the summer, and there's more in store for Adam Engstrom.

The youngster will have his chance to play in the NHL as early as next season!

See the official CH statement:

«BROSSARD – The general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Kent Hughes, announced on Friday that the team had agreed on the terms of a three-season entry contract (2024-2025 to 2026-2027) with defenseman Adam Engström.


20 years old, Engström scored four goals and added 18 assists in 51 games this season with Rögle BK of Ängelholm, in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). His production of 22 points ranks him second among the defensemen on his team.

The 6'2'', 193 lb defenseman also accumulated four assists in 15 playoff games, helping his team to win the SHL SM Silver Medal.

Engström also represented Sweden at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, during which he recorded one goal and two assists in seven games.

A native of Järna, Sweden, he was selected in the third round (92nd overall) by the Canadiens in the 2022 NHL Draft.» Montreal Canadiens

Adam Engström officially signs with Canadiens



So, another very promising young defenseman officially joins the organization, and he is another left-handed defenseman.

Engstrom has collected 22 points in 51 games this season, in Sweden's top league, and he has shown great progression.

He is only 20 years old and will certainly be a name to watch this fall.

Increasingly, it smells like an imminent defenseman trade for Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton as the 2024 NHL draft approaches.


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