Cole Caufield's Extension is Officially in the Works

Published December 3, 2022 at 5:04 PM

Kent Hughes has a hot file to settle before the end of the current campaign, that of signing forward Cole Caufield. Jeff Gorton mentioned a few weeks ago that Caufield was in Montreal to stay. Remember that the small forward will be a restricted free agent at the end of the current campaign.

In an interview with Pierre LeBrun, Caufield's agent, Pat Brisson, said that discussions are still in the preliminary stages.

"Jeff Gorton came out a few weeks ago and said we're having conversations. Yes, we've started having conversations, and it's very preliminary," Caufield's agent, Pat Brisson, said in an interview this week with LeBrun for an article published on The Athletic

For the Habs clan, as well as the Caufield clan, there is no rush and they seem to be pretty much on the same page.

"There's no timeline as far as we're concerned. I talked to Kent Hughes the other day. We'll see how it goes. We're having conversations about a contract extension."

Kent Hughes will have a little more cap space at the end of the season and his primary goal is to sign No. 22. The general manager is willing to be flexible and thus find the balance between a long-term contract and a transition contract.

Brisson admits that he is also very comfortable with this option. Negotiations should be done in the right way, making sure that both sides are happy.


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