Hughes is expected to sign a hometown forward as soon as the free agency market opens

Published July 1, 2023 at 10:37
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
Today at noon, the NHL free agency market will begin, and we can expect a lot of movement as players like Patrick Kane, Ryan O'Reilly, Vladimir Tarasenko, Matt Duchene, John Klingberg, Tyler Bertuzzi, Blake Wheeler, Dmitry Orlov, Alex Killorn, and many others are likely to sign with new teams in the coming hours.

According to information reported by Anthony Marcotte, the general manager of the Canadiens, Kent Hughes could announce the signing of a Quebecois forward at noon. The player in question is Daniel Walcott from the Syracuse Crunch.

"I will closely follow the personnel movements in Laval tomorrow. It's likely to be more active than in Montreal. I've heard whispers that the team would like to bring in Daniel Walcott, who has been a real thorn in the side of the Rocket for the past six years."

- Anthony Marcotte



Of course, this signing would primarily aim to strengthen the Laval Rocket's lineup, as Walcott has only played one NHL game since turning pro.

After eight seasons in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, the Quebecois player will become a free agent today. Last year, he accumulated 32 points in 69 games in the AHL. His intense style of play and experience could be a very interesting asset in mentoring the young players making the leap with the Rocket in the 2023-2024 season.

This will be a closely watched development in the coming hours!

DO YOU THINK KENT HUGHES WILL TRY TO MAKE A BIG SPLASH TODAY BY SIGNING A MARQUEE FREE AGENT?
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