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Unexpected major acquisition for the Canadiens? New developments

Published April 8, 2024 at 12:14
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Kent Hughes might have another very interesting piece at his disposal with the young forward Oliver Kapanen.

The fans are very familiar with the numerous high-quality prospects of the Montreal Canadiens organization.

One can think of Lane Hutson, Logan Mailloux, Filip Mesar, Jacob Fowler, David Reinbacher, Owen Beck, Adam Engstrom, and company, but there is another who could really be a surprise.

Kent Hughes could very well have a hidden card currently playing in Finland.


Oliver Kapanen is tearing up his league's playoffs, and not by a small margin.

Kapanen, 20 years old, is a 64th overall pick of the CH in 2021 (a 2nd round pick) and he has collected 34 points in 51 games this season in Finland's top league.

In the playoffs, he has 13 points, including 7 goals, in 9 games.

Experts rightly place a lot of importance on players' production during the playoffs, and Kapanen is putting his name "on the map".


According to rumors, Kapanen could make the jump to North America next season and play, most likely, with the Laval Rocket in the American League.


So, this is a name to remember, and a name that could eventually become a great addition for Martin St-Louis's team.

Credit : Rumeursdetransaction.com - Une carte cachée et un vol au repêchage pour le Canadien en Finlande
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