Jonathan Marchessault targeted by Kent Hughes: price revealed

David St-Jean
June 9, 2024  (12:35)

Jonathan Marchessault
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After a magnificent season of 42 goals following his Stanley Cup win and Conn Smythe Trophy, Jonathan Marchessault will be a free agent on July 1st.

Indeed, the Golden Knights, despite having several tricks up their sleeves, find it impossible to sign the forward as they must make choices, given the acquisitions of Tomas Hertl and Noah Hanifin, among others.
Marchessault is not burying his head in the sand and knows very well that the chances of signing in Vegas are almost nil. In fact, with the information circulating, there have been no negotiations yet for a contract extension.

The price to sign Jonathan Marchessault has been revealed

Jean-Charles Lajoie is a very emotional host, and he would love for Jonathan to sign in Montreal. He would give him practically the moon, and he's not entirely wrong.
For a 33-year-old player who is still improving like Jo, this will be the biggest contract of his career. He will aim for a long-term deal, up until almost 40 years old.
Here's what JiC would propose:
«Jonathan Marchessault is a somewhat similar case, but he will cost much less than Stamkos. Jo will rightly want a 6-7 year deal around $6.5 million per season. He just scored 42 goals at 33 years old, a career high.

Marchessault has what it takes to thrive in Montreal's environment. He would be a leader and an incredible inspiration for the Canadiens' young forwards, and his playoff experience over the past few seasons would be an extraordinary asset for the Canadiens' grand project.

Do Gorton & Hughes think like me? If so, they will make a sincere offer to Marchessault and his advisors on July 1st...» – JiC Lajoie

Although I wouldn't sign a 33-year-old forward for 6-7 years, another team will certainly offer him such a deal. Marchessault is truly a special player.
He has proven it time and again, and I am convinced he will continue to prove it. However, personally, I wouldn't have a problem with a 4-year deal at that salary. Anything more would be shooting ourselves in the foot.
We must not forget all the signings Kent Hughes will have to make in the coming years. Young players like Juraj Slafkovsky, Kaiden Guhle, and company will demand a lot of money and cap space.
We shouldn't sign Marchessault and end up with his contract becoming a burden, similar to those of Brendan Gallagher and Josh Anderson.
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Contrat: JiC Lajoie révèle ce que Marchessault exigera au Canadien de Montréal
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Jonathan Marchessault targeted by Kent Hughes: price revealed

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