Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jordan Harris
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Jordan Harris' Most Likely Trade Destination Officially Revealed

Published March 6, 2024 at 10:25

Several days ago, we mentioned the availability of Jordan Harris with the Montreal Canadiens. Indeed, the organization has been actively shopping his services around the league due to a surplus on defense.

In connection with this relevant information that mentions the 23-year-old defenseman's days with the CH could be numbered, a journalist from Calgary, James Johnson, claimed that the Flames have shown strong interest in Harris.

Given the departure of three defensemen this year, with Nikita Zadorov and Chris Tanev already traded, and the excellent Noah Hanifin expected to leave shortly as well, the lack of depth on the blue line is glaring for the organization.

Considering that the Flames wish to undergo a quick rebuild, commonly called a "reset," Harris fits directly into their youth strategy.

What can the Canadiens aim for in return for Jordan Harris?

A very interesting trade proposal was raised in connection with what Kent Hughes could aim for Harris. A trade base involving Quebec forward Jakob Pelletier could be considered by both teams.

22 years old, he was the 26th overall pick in the 2019 draft. In his third professional season, he has yet to make the regular lineup of the Flames. Depth and lack of opportunity seem to be an issue for him in Calgary.

Despite an excellent performance in the American League, he has played only 31 NHL career games, where he has earned nine points, including three goals. However, it should be noted that the young forward has not been spared by injuries for the past two years, having played only 12 games in total this season.

An observer raises the possibility of including a second-round pick along with Harris to conclude a transaction for Pelletier.

In my humble opinion, for a young player already established in the NHL like Harris, who has been in the league for two seasons and plays a position with higher market value than a winger, the addition of a second-round pick seems excessive.

On the other hand, including a third-round pick, especially since the club owns four in the next two drafts, would be a very reasonable price.

Would you trade Jordan Harris and a third-round pick for Jakob Pelletier?

The Quebec City native has the potential to become a good offensive third-line player, who can step up to the top-6 in case of injuries. If he can stay healthy, he could become a forward scoring around fifteen goals and forty points per season.

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March 6   |   324 answers
Jordan Harris' Most Likely Trade Destination Officially Revealed

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