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Athletic reveals five deal targets for the Canadian

Athletic reveals five deal targets for the Canadian

After seeing his team finish 28th overall in the NHL last season, Kent Hughes He had a lot to celebrate because tonight he will find out if he retains his top 5 pick in the upcoming NHL draft.

But this summer, the CEO of CH will definitely try to improve his training so as not to see him again bottom of the league next season.

journalist Marc Antoine Godin to the athlete He also put together a list of five names that will likely all end up on Hughes’ shopping list this summer.

Here is the list in question.

1. Alex Newhawk – Center – Colorado Avalanche

  • The 22-year-old Newhook is a former first-round draft pick (16th overall) in 2019. He has compiled a record-breaking 14 goals and 16 assists for a total of 30 points in 82 games this season and added 1 assist in 7 games of his career. qualifiers. . He became a restricted free agent this summer.

2. Alexis Lafreni̬re РLeft Winger РNew York Rangers

  • The 21-year-old Lafrenière is a former first-round pick (first overall) in 2020. He has compiled a record-breaking 16 goals and 23 assists for a total of 39 points in 81 games this season and has been shut out in 7 games this season. series. He became a restricted free agent this summer.

3. Josh Bailey – Right Wing – New York Islanders

  • Bailey, 33, is a former first-round draft pick (9th overall) in 2008. He has compiled a record-breaking 8 goals and 17 assists for a total of 25 points in 64 games this season. He has one year left on his contract, which earns him an average of $5 million per season.
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4. Shaun Walker – Right Defender – Los Angeles Kings

  • Walker, 28, was undrafted and weighs 5’11″/195 lbs. He has 3 goals and 10 assists for 13 points in 70 games this season. He has another year ahead of him. His contract is out, making him an average of $2.65 million. in season.

5. Alex Goligewski – Left fielder – Minnesota Wild

  • Goligowski, 37, was a former second-round pick (61st overall) in 2004. He has compiled a record of 2 goals and 4 assists for a total of 6 points in 46 games this season. He has one more year left on his contract, earning him an average of $2 million a season.

Who on this list should a Canadian general manager target?

See explanations for each player below.