Montreal Canadiens forward Juraj Slafkovsky and Winnipeg Jets forward Sean Monahan
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Juraj Slafkovsky Makes a Heartbreaking Gesture in Honour of Sean Monahan

Published February 18, 2024 at 5:46 PM

Following the trade involving Sean Monahan to the Winnipeg Jets, several Montreal Canadiens players mentioned in the media that they were genuinely disappointed to see the veteran leave the organization.

Despite the fact that his association with the Tricolore lasted less than two years, the 29-year-old forward clearly left a significant mark on his former teammates.

Indeed, just before the game against the Washington Capitals, a scene involving the first overall pick in 2022, Juraj Slafkovsky, was captured by fans, and it speaks volumes about the friendship between Sean Monahan and him.

As you know, the two forwards used to shake hands before entering the ice. Yet, even though Sean Monahan is no longer with the team, number 20 of the CH continues to perform this famous handshake, demonstrating the huge impact that the former number 91 has left.

"Slaf continues to do the pre-game handshake with Sean Monahan even though Sean Monahan is no longer here." - Arpon Basu

Wow! We love it!

Despite his excellent performances on the ice, having accumulated 13 goals and 22 assists (35 points) in 49 games, this sequence indeed proves that Mony's influence was much greater than one might imagine.

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Speaking of Sean Monahan, the center player finally scored his first point with his new team, scoring with a lightning shot on the power play against the Vancouver Canucks last night.

It will be interesting to see if the Canadiens' general manager, Kent Hughes, will consider offering him a deal during the opening of the free agent market this summer.

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Juraj Slafkovsky Makes a Heartbreaking Gesture in Honour of Sean Monahan

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