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Two first-round picks, including a big defenseman, have just been placed on waivers: The Montreal Canadiens are unlikely to claim them

Published October 4, 2023 at 8:10 PM
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With the end of training camps quickly approaching all around the NHL, teams are beginning to finalize their rosters, and thus, many players are being released/placed on waivers.

Today was no exception.

There was, once again, a lot of waiver activity, as no fewer than 12 new players were made available, including two former first-round picks.

"Players placed on NHL waivers today:


Robert Hagg (ANA)
Colton White (ANA)
Jayson Megna (BOS)
Brett Murray (BUF)
Jujhar Khaira (MIN)
Vinni Lettieri (MIN)
Dakota Mermis (MIN)
Nic Petan (MIN)
Cal Foote (NJ)
Mark Jankowski (NSH)
Leon Gawanke (SJ)
Jeffrey Truchon-Viel (WPG)." - Via Chris Johnston, from TSN

Foote, 24, is a big defenseman standing at 6 feet 5 inches and weighing 224 pounds. He was the 14th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2017 and has accumulated 19 points in 141 career NHL games (121 penalty minutes).

He has been solid in the AHL and juniors.

Jankowski, also a former first-round pick, is a 6-foot-4, 215-pound center. He has 92 points in 322 career NHL games.

In his most recent stints in the AHL, he collected 10 points in 9 games and 27 points in 32 games.

Do you believe any of the above names will be claimed?

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