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Kent Hughes made a big promise to a forward, and he has just fulfilled it

Published February 17, 2024 at 7:41 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

The more we get to know Kent Hughes, the more we realize he's a man of his word. He's putting the Canadiens back on the map and boosting players' desire to come to Montreal.

Keeping promises to Jeff Petry, handling Sean Monahan's situation, and now fulfilling a commitment to Brandon Gignac make him highly respected.

For over a year, there were discussions about bringing Gignac back to Montreal, but he had a contract in the American League (and the ECHL) only.

The GM didn't sign him, but what wasn't known was that he had made a promise.


Gignac, not stressed about the situation, knew he'd have his chance with the main team eventually.

During an interview on BPM Sports' show, he revealed he received a sort of contract promise from the Canadiens after training camp.

Kent Hughes has once again honored his word, and such actions resonate throughout the NHL. With their approach, Hughes and Martin St-Louis are setting the stage for the Canadiens to attract free agents in the years to come.

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