Change of situation: Kent Hughes and the Canadiens about to make an offer sheet to the forward Shane Pinto?

Published August 26, 2023 at 11:58
BY ELIAS
Training camps are starting in a few weeks, and many files are still not settled for some NHL teams. Indeed, several restricted free agents, such as Trevor Zegras, Jamie Drysdale, and Shane Pinto, are still without contracts for the upcoming season.

Moreover, the 22-year-old center, drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 32nd spot during the 2019 draft, might be on the receiving end of an offer sheet in the coming days. According to journalist Ian Mendes who covers the Sens for The Athletic, the multiple buyouts of contracts from Matt Murray, Bobby Ryan, Colin White, and Michael Del Zotto significantly complicate the job for Pierre Dorion at the moment.

While the team wanted to move forward in their rebuilding by terminating the contracts of these various players, the $5 million the organization owes means they currently only have $896,000 available to offer a new deal to Shane Pinto.




Endowed with exciting potential, the Senators' forward might receive an offer sheet if Pierre Dorion can't free up cap space in the upcoming weeks. This is surely a file that the Montreal Canadiens' general manager, Kent Hughes, will be watching closely, as he might get a shot at a promising young centerman in exchange for a 2nd or 3rd round pick.

At 22 years old, Shane Pinto is a forward who stands at 6'2" and weighs 194 pounds. In his first full season in the NHL last year, the Senators' forward reached an impressive milestone of 20 goals, adding 15 assists, for a total of 35 points.

Do you believe that the Canadiens' general manager should make him an offer sheet of around 2 million dollars?


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DO YOU BELIEVE THAT KENT HUGHES SHOULD MAKE AN OFFER SHEET TO SHANE PINTO?
AUGUST 26      408 ANSWERS
YES26364.5 %
NO14535.5 %
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