Kent Hughes acquired Denis Gurianov for a very specific reason

BY MARCO    MARCH 3, 2023  (7:05 PM)
The trading market has been very quiet for the Canadiens this year, but we did get a nice surprise.

Who would have predicted that Kent Hughes would be able to trade Evgenii Dadonov? Not many people. But that's what happened and the player the CH got in return, Denis Gurianov, who is pretty impressive so far, even if he's only played two games with the club.

It's a very small sample size, but the reasons why the Habs GM went after him are good ones. It wasn't just a trade chip, Hughes really believes in Gurianov and he intends to keep him in Montreal after the season.

"We made the trade with the plan to keep him. The rest of the games, we're going to keep a close eye on him." - Kent Hughes




Indeed, No. 25 was instantly placed with Nick Suzuki on the team's top line. With his size, speed and quality of shot, he has the best chance to make a name for himself and sign an attractive contract at the end of this campaign.
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