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The Canadiens are on the verge of signing their new Artturi Lehkonen

Published May 13, 2024 at 2:00 PM

Since his arrival as the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Kent Hughes has made solid trades.

We can talk about the Brett Kulak transaction, which turned into Lane Hutson, we can talk about the Ben Chiarot transaction, we can talk about the Kirby Dach transaction, we can talk about the Alex Newhook transaction, there have really been several.

However, one of his rare mistakes was certainly this trade with the Colorado Avalanche, concluded in March 2022, when he traded Artturi Lehkonen for Justin Barron and a 2024 2nd round pick.

And what if the CH was on its way to signing its next Lehkonen?

Kent Hughes is going to fix a big mistake, by signing Oliver Kapanen and adding the next Artturi Lehkonen

The prospect of the Montreal Canadiens has been impressing the hockey world for a few weeks now.

After scoring 34 points in 51 games this season, and 14 points in 13 playoff games, Oliver Kapanen has reached another level at the Ice Hockey World Championship.

«A big World Championship for Oliver Kapanen who is now the top scorer of the tournament!» - Marc-Olivier Beaudoin

Kapanen now leads a certain Connor Bedard.

1. Oliver Kapanen, FIN - 5
2. Connor Bedard, CAN - 4
3. Nico Hischier, SUI - 3

He is receiving praise from all over:

«We are really looking forward to seeing Oliver Kapanen at the Canadiens training camp this fall.

If Oliver Kapanen is as effective in front of the net as he was at the World Championship, Montreal has quite a young talent on their hands.» - Steven Ellis and via HabsOnReddit

So, remember this name, watch him till the end of the World Championship, and barring a huge turnaround, this is a signing that should be announced before the next training camp of the Montreal Canadiens.

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The Canadiens are on the verge of signing their new Artturi Lehkonen

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