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The player Hughes would like to draft in the first round is revealed

Published April 3, 2024 at 3:38 PM

According to Stéphane Gonzalez, Kent Hughes and the Canadiens are very interested in forward Tij Iginla.

Don't be surprised if he is the Habs' first-round pick in the upcoming draft.

As you know, unless there's a huge turnaround, the CH will select between the 5th and 7th overall pick in the first round of the 2024 NHL Draft.

On this subject, see a very interesting piece of information.

"Per Stephane Gonzalez on BPM Sport, Habs management would've already met 4 times with Tij Iginla.

They love him and he's their main target in the 7-8 range."

- William Leblanc

"Hmm interesting 👀

Thoughts on the Habs potentially drafting Tij Iginla?"

@stephgonzz mentioned this afternoon that the Habs showed a lot of interest in Tij Iginla, having already met with him 4 times so far.Not surprised that he's the type of player the Canadiens management is interested in. A guy who contributes during the season but is built for the playoffs.It remains to be seen if they will be in a position to select him on June 28th.

This will be a fascinating case to watch, and a case that is likely to cause a lot of talk by June.

Iginla, 17 years old, is ranked as a top-12 overall pick in the next draft by most experts. This season in the WHL, he has accumulated 84 points, including 47 goals, in 64 games. (plus 5 goals in 3 playoff games)

He is really excellent, and yes, he is the son of a certain Jarome Iginla!

Case to follow.

April 3   |   494 answers
The player Hughes would like to draft in the first round is revealed

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