Interesting trade proposal emerges between the Canadiens and the Kings

Elias Edmonson
June 14, 2024  (2:06 PM)

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Alex Turcotte is a highly promising young forward who is also a very good friend of Cole Caufield from the Montreal Canadiens and Trevor Zegras.

While all the experts are trying to predict who will be the next Kirby Dach or the next Alex Newhook for Kent Hughes, and everyone is constantly talking about Martin Necas, Simon Boisvert has just introduced a new name.

A trade between the Canadiens and the Kings involving Alex Turcotte?

Here's a young player who would cost much less to acquire via trade, who has immense talent but has been consistently slowed down by injuries.
In a recent episode of the podcast "Processus," analyst Simon Boisvert proposed the name Alex Turcotte as a potential trade target for the Montreal Canadiens.
Turcotte, like Dach and Newhook, was also a first-round pick in the famous 2019 draft (5th overall in Alex Turcotte's case), and he definitely has potential.
«Turcotte has been unlucky with injuries, but I think he's someone I might go after—with modest expectations—with a modest offer, because I've noticed he's a guy who always puts in effort. A player who consistently puts in effort can always become a useful player in your lineup.

However, at the moment, we're talking about a support player, not a complementary player, but really a support player.» - Simon Boisvert

I like the idea, especially if the acquisition cost is very low.
Alex Turcotte, 23 years old, was the 5th overall pick in 2019 (first round) and has accumulated four career points in the National Hockey League.
In the AHL, he has accumulated 29 points in 35 games, 17 points in 32 games, 18 points in 27 games, and 21 points in 32 games.
He also recorded 26 points in 29 games at the age of 18 in the NCAA after being solid with the American development program (34 points in 16 games).
A name to remember, and a very inexpensive one.
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