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Kent Hughes will sign a top forward in 10 days


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Elias Edmonson
May 18, 2024  (10:41)
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The general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Kent Hughes, is about to sign a young forward, his first summer signing.

When asked about his intentions regarding a possible signing with the Canadiens, young Oliver Kapanen suggested that he wants to focus on the World Hockey Championship at the moment, but that this matter is likely to be resolved quickly afterward.
Oliver Kapanen could quickly agree with the Canadiens after the World Championship
As for Kent Hughes, he has already contacted Kapanen's agent several times, and his intentions are clear.

Signing of Oliver Kapanen by Kent Hughes within about ten days?

Everything indicates that Kapanen's signing will indeed finally be announced in about ten days, following the conclusion of the international tournament in Ostrava.
Kapanen, a 2nd round pick (64th overall) in 2021, is one of the hottest names in the hockey world. He has amassed 14 points in 13 playoff games in Finland's top league, and he is having a spectacular World Championship.
In fact, he and Connor Bedard are probably the two best players in the tournament right now, which says a lot. In any case, they are the two top scorers.
«Young Oliver Kapanen, who is having a fantastic tournament, would like to agree with the Canadiens but he is focusing on the World Championship.

Kent Hughes met his agent in Helsinki, at the junior world championship, and they agreed to talk again after this tournament.» - Luc Gélinas, RDS

So, it is likely to be resolved after the World Ice Hockey Championship.
More details will follow.
We thought Kapanen would be more of a candidate for the Laval Rocket, but with his performances at the World Championship, he could certainly become an unexpected option for Martin St-Louis with the big club.
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