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Laval Rocket forward Brandon Gignac
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Major Acquisition to Be Announced Imminently? Insider Makes a Statement and Something Appears to Be Brewing in the Canadiens Organization

Published January 30, 2024 at 5:24 PM
BY AARON

Due to injuries to Kirby Dach, Alex Newhook, and Christian Dvorak, the Montreal Canadiens find themselves in a tricky situation, having only three NHL-contracted centers: Nick Suzuki, Sean Monahan, and Jake Evans.

General Manager Kent Hughes has tried to address this issue by making a few call-ups in recent weeks. Indeed, forwards like Mitchell Stephens and Lucas Condotta have had the opportunity to play some games with the main club.

However, a very interesting option for the Canadiens is currently with the Laval Rocket, namely Quebec-born forward Brandon Gignac. Many experts believe that the Montreal management should offer him a two-way contract to enable him to join Martin St-Louis's lineup, especially since they also have to deal with the suspension of Brendan Gallagher.

Impending Signing Announcement for Gignac and the Canadiens?




Among players still without an NHL contract, the Devils' third-round pick in 2016 is undoubtedly the forward who most deserves a promotion with the Canadiens. He currently leads the Rocket in scoring with an impressive tally of 12 goals and 25 assists (37 points) in 40 games.

Moreover, the Repentigny native plays center, a position where he could render valuable services to the Canadiens' fourth line. Additionally, with the termination of Nicolas Beaudin's contract yesterday, an intriguing possibility presents itself to Kent Hughes, who now has an additional spot in the NHL's 50-contract limit.

"Hypothesis (I don't have information on this), but the time would be right to give Brandon Gignac a National League contract."

- Nicolas Cloutier, TVA Sports

He certainly deserves his chance to play in the NHL, and the current circumstances are very much in his favor. Do you think the Canadiens should offer him a new two-way deal?

It's worth noting that the 26-year-old forward has already played one NHL game with the New Jersey Devils in 2019.

Certainly, it will be interesting to see if Kent Hughes will offer him a promotion to assist the Canadiens while waiting for the return of Brendan Gallagher and Alex Newhook.

A situation to watch closely!


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