More details emerge on the Canadiens' latest signing, forward Oliver Kapanen

Elias Edmonson
June 15, 2024  (2:34 PM)

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The General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Kent Hughes, has just announced a very interesting signing.

It's official.
Oliver Kapanen is added to the Habs' lineup, having greatly impressed at the most recent World Hockey Championship.
There were some doubts, but now he's under contract with the Canadiens!

Oliver Kapanen Signs with the Canadiens: Kent Hughes Makes a big Move

See the official announcement from the organization.
« Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes announced on Saturday that the Club has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract (2024-25 to 2026-27) with forward Oliver Kapanen.

Kapanen played 51 games this season with KalPa Kuopio in the Liiga, tallying 14 goals and 20 assists. The Timrå, SWE native added 14 points (7 G, 7 A) in 13 playoff games, leading all players in points (tied with four others) and ranking second in goals.

Kapanen also represented Finland at the 2024 IIHF World Championship, where he led his team with six goals in eight games. The 20-year-old centerman ranked fifth among all players in goals, tied with four others.

Kapanen was selected in the second round (64th overall) by the Canadiens at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.»

- Montreal Canadiens

He's really a good young forward that the Canadiens have just signed.
Oliver Kapanen, 20, is a second-round pick (64th overall) from 2021, and he scored 34 points in 51 games this season in Finland's top league.
He added a very impressive 14 points in 13 playoff games, including seven goals. Clearly, he is the kind of player who steps up in big moments, and that's exactly what we need in Montreal.
It will be really interesting to see him at the next Canadiens' training camp and to see where he will play next season.
He is definitely the kind of player who could surprise and become an Artturi Lehkonen for Martin St-Louis and his team.
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More details emerge on the Canadiens' latest signing, forward Oliver Kapanen

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