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A former Canadiens player wishes to return home

Published May 5, 2024 at 10:12 PM

Former Montreal Canadiens forward Tyler Toffoli did not find the desired success with the Winnipeg Jets, who acquired his services at the trade deadline in hopes of clinching the big prize. Unfortunately for Toffoli and the Jets, they were knocked out by the Colorado Avalanche.

They bit the dust. Nathan MacKinnon's squad won the series in five games, leaving little for the Jets. A few days after his team's elimination, Tyler Toffoli reached out to Kent Hughes.

Tyler Toffoli to Become Free Agent: Target for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens?

He will thus be able to sign with the team of his choice and pick his destination.

"Tyler Toffoli says he's taking things day by day regarding his future as a free agent. In contrast to the responses from DeMelo and even Monahan, it really seems like the free agent market is an opportunity he's worked for and hopes to explore." - Murat Ates, Winnipeg journalist

It's no secret... Tyler Toffoli will test the free agent market come July 1st. With 44 points in 61 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, he added 11 points in 18 games with Winnipeg.

A player capable of consistently producing between 50 and 60 points, that's what they call a second-line player in the Bettman circuit. Quite a coincidence, but Kent Hughes is looking for depth to add punch to his offense.

Scorers of 33 goals in the show are quite a rare resource! The Winnipeg Jets paid dearly to have his services. They gave up a second-round pick and a third-round pick.

During his time in Montreal, Tyler Toffoli collected 44 points in 52 games during the shortened 2020-2021 season, then added 26 points in 37 games the following season. He was eventually traded by Kent Hughes.

Fond of the metropolis, Tyler Toffoli and his wife spent some time in Montreal a few days ago. The couple particularly loves the city, and it wouldn't be surprising if it's part of their options for 2024-2025.

The burning question... What is Tyler Toffoli's value and what is the right duration for his contract? 3, 4, or 5 years? $4, $5, or $6 million per season? Hard to say...

On a second line with Kirby Dach and Alex Newhook, or even on a third line, it could be very interesting.
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