The Canadiens and Kent Hughes could announce a signing in the next few hours, while Brandon Gignac deserves a call-up from the Rocket

Published December 12, 2023 at 9:43
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

With injuries continuing to accumulate for the Canadiens, there will soon be a shortage of forwards in Montreal. Kirby Dach is out for the year, Alex Newhook for three months, Raphaël Harvey-Pinard for a few more weeks, and now Tanner Pearson.

If another forward were to be added to this list, a call-up would be inevitable, especially since Mitchell Stephens is already playing with the main club.

According to Rocket's voice, Anthony Marcotte, Brandon Gignac deserves to be called up.

"Brandon Gignac is closer than ever to getting an NHL contract with the Canadiens. He has greatly improved his consistency, become a more reliable player in his territory, and remains a threatening speed merchant. He is now ranked 10th in AHL scoring."


"If the Habs want to continue letting their younger players develop down below, they will have no choice but to consider a veteran like Gignac if injuries continue to pile up. It would be a great story if he manages to sign in the NHL after 2 and a half seasons in Laval."

Anthony Marcotte

With 22 points in 23 games, good for 10th place in the league's scoring race, Gignac would not be undeserving of a call-up, but he currently has a one-way AHL contract.

To be called up, Gignac will need to sign a two-way contract, which should be a formality. It would be a significant accomplishment for the forward to play a second game in the NHL, having already worn the Devils' uniform once.


Source: RDT
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