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A talented forward soon available for free? Kent Hughes might benefit from the buyout of Anthony Mantha's contract

Published May 31, 2023 at 4:51 PM
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The Montreal Canadiens might well have the opportunity to add a talented Quebec native forward to their roster for free, as the fate of Anthony Mantha could be sealed very soon with his Washington Capitals team.

Renowned NHL insider, Frank Seravalli, raised the possibility that Mantha might see the final year of his $5.7M contract bought out by his organization.

The failures of the 28-year-old Longueuil native may possibly force the hand of the Caps' GM, Brian MacLellan, to void his agreement, which would save the team several million dollars.

According to the specialized site CapFriendly, the buyout of his contract would save $4.33 million in 2023-2024, but it would add $2.17 million the following season.


In the event of a contract termination, it's clear that Mantha shouldn't cost much to re-sign. His 6-foot-5 frame might interest Kent Hughes, especially since he has already had two consecutive seasons of 25 and 24 goals in his career.

His last two seasons in the American capital have not been grandiose, but a change of scenery could greatly benefit him.

In 420 career games, Mantha has scored 119 goals and collected 252 points.

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May 31   |   188 answers
A talented forward soon available for free? Kent Hughes might benefit from the buyout of Anthony Mantha's contract

If he is available for about $2M for 3 years, would you sign Anthony Mantha in Montreal?

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