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Arber Xhekaj Traded for a First-Round Pick? An Insider Has Revealed the Young Defenseman's Value on the Trade Market

Published December 8, 2023 at 10:33
BY AARON

Rarely do we see a player demoted to the American League become such a hot topic in various media as the recent sending of Arber Xhekaj to Laval.

On one hand, given that he is a polarizing player adored by fans, it's not surprising in a way to see the attraction around this demotion to the minors.

Due to the strong depth on the left side of the defense and the fact that the young Jayden Struble seems to have taken his place in the defensive brigade, even though Martin St-Louis confirms that this is not the case, trade rumors have been swirling since the start of the week.

These are not only coming from Montreal, and that's what fuels even more discussion on the subject.


Moreover, during his recent appearance on BPM Sports, journalist Mathias Brunet made an interesting statement about the robust defender of the Tricolore.

"A first-round pick, the Canadiens can get one for Xhekaj with their eyes closed, and that, I confirm. Quote me absolutely!" - Mathias Brunet

This speaks volumes about the immense market value of Wifi.

It also puts into perspective the whole usefulness and unique profile of the latter, who brings robustness, physical play, interesting offensive production, a good first pass, all in addition to being one of the strongest enforcers in the league.

It's very interesting to learn from the mouth of Brunet, who is well connected in the hockey world, that several teams would be fighting over CH's number 72 if he were available on the market.

This proves that Kent Hughes must absolutely not part with him, as he's the kind of player you regret the moment you agree to let him go.

Moreover, let's add the fact that he's only 22 years old. It's normal that he still has things to polish in his game on the ice, as he is only in his second professional season at present.

Would you trade Arber Xhekaj for a first-round pick?

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Arber Xhekaj Traded for a First-Round Pick? An Insider Has Revealed the Young Defenseman's Value on the Trade Market

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