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Jonathan Marchessault with the Montreal Canadiens as early as this summer? The price to be paid by Kent Hughes would be known

Published February 19, 2024 at 1:24 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Going from an undrafted player to winning the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy, few players can boast such an achievement. Jonathan Marchessault just accomplished this feat during the Golden Knights' historic first conquest.

Year after year, Marchessault is underrated, yet he consistently rises to the occasion. Despite doubts about his ability to replicate successful seasons, he continues to surprise us.

Kent Hughes will have plenty of salary cap space this summer and the means to sign a quality free agent who could transform the team's offensive dynamics.

It so happens that Marchessault will be available on July 1st, unless he reaches an agreement with the Golden Knights. The Quebecois player has already mentioned that it would be a dream for him to play in Montreal.


According to The Athletic, Marchessault's market value would be 7.2 million this summer. With 28 goals and 48 points this season, Jonathan is on track for his third 30-goal season, perhaps even his first 40-goal season.

At 33 years old, he will undoubtedly be in demand, but he will need to moderate his expectations. No team is likely to offer him a long-term contract, despite having proven his value.

Would you like Kent Hughes to make him an offer?

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Jonathan Marchessault with the Montreal Canadiens as early as this summer? The price to be paid by Kent Hughes would be known

Would you like Kent Hughes to make an offer to Marchessault?

Yes34349.5 %
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