Winnipeg made a trade with the Canadiens. As a result, Sean Monahan moves to the Jets, with draft picks going in the opposite direction.
The experienced twenty-nine-year-old Canadian will complete his 11th season in the NHL this year. An interesting fact is that he has only played in Canadian teams so far, which will be true even after the exchange. The forward began his career in the most prestigious hockey league in the world in 2013, when he played for Calgary. However, he said goodbye to the Flames in 2022 and headed to Montreal thanks to a trade. The Flames needed to free up space under the salary cap, and together with the six million dollar contract, they also got rid of a first-round pick for 2025.
He signed a one-year contract worth less than two million dollars with Montreal before the start of the current season. Now the sixth pick from the 2013 draft is heading one house further and it is again a Canadian team. His services will be used by Winnipeg, which is currently fighting for the top spots in the Central Division. Currently, the Jets are in the 3rd position of their division table, but they lose only two points to the first Colorado, in addition, they have two duels to their credit.
On the other hand, only draft picks went to Montreal. Specifically, it is a first-round pick in 2024, and if Winnipeg wins the Stanley Cup, the Canadiens will also get a third-round pick in 2027.
Sean Monahan scored 35 Canadian points in 49 games this year, which marks a certain improvement over previous years. He last surpassed the thirty-five-point mark in the 2019/2020 season. After this year, the Canadian will become an unprotected free agent.
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