Trade: The Canadiens' next Kirby Dach has finally been identified

Elias Edmonson
March 31, 2024  (8:46 PM)

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We know that Kent Hughes wants to make another Kirby Dach-like trade, well here's a very interesting development for Marco Rossi.

Several experts are linking Trevor Zegras's name to the CH, and there's certainly a logic especially since we just learned that it could be over for Trevor Zegras there, but here's another one:

Marco Rossi, Kent Hughes and the Habs' next Kirby Dach?

As my colleagues from Marqueur report, a quality forward could be available for the Montreal Canadiens.
Here's a very interesting option for Kent Hughes to add an extremely promising (and already productive) youngster to his top 6 in offense.
«According to what's being said behind the scenes in the NHL, the young Austrian forward Marco Rossi might not be in the long-term plans of the Minnesota Wild. This information surprised many, given that the 21-year-old was finally starting to take off this season with a tally of 20 goals and 17 assists (37 points) in 71 games.»

- Cédrick Gervais

He was seen as one of the most dynamic forwards in the entire 2020 draft class.
«If Minnesota really considers trading Marco Rossi during the off-season, almost every team in the league should try to acquire him.

Rossi has proven this year that he is definitely an NHL caliber player, who could even become a top-line forward for many years.» - Andy & Rono

Rossi, a 9th overall pick in 2020, is a 5-foot-9, 182-pound center who can also excel on the wing.
He has 37 points, including 20 goals, in 72 games this season with the Minnesota Wild.
He has amassed 104 points in 116 games over the past two years in the American Hockey League. He is ready and he is now an NHL player!
Rossi also collected 120 points, including 39 goals, in just 56 games in his last year with the Ottawa 67's of the OHL.
Therefore, he has been very productive EVERYWHERE and it should not be a surprise if he moves to the next level next season and if he amasses 60 points or more.
On the other hand, the Minnesota Wild are openly looking for reinforcements on defense, to support their excellent Brock Faber.
They had traded Kevin Fiala (an excellent forward) for Brock Faber (a defenseman) in a «1 for 1» trade in June 2022.
This could therefore be a great opportunity for Kent Hughes to trade a young defenseman, like Jayden Struble, Jordan Harris, or Justin Barron, for Marco Rossi.
A file to follow!
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Trade: The Canadiens' next Kirby Dach has finally been identified

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