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First Round Gems | Canadiens Connection ep 243
Episode 24313th May 2023 • Canadiens Connection • Rocket Sports Radio
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This Week’s Show: First Round Gems

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Frederic Allard has signed with Lulea of the SHL and Otto Leskinen has returned Tappara in the Liiga.

For his leadership and community involvement, Jordan Harris is the Canadiens candidate for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone.

Following the NHL Draft Lottery, Montreal will choose fifth overall.

Quotes of the week from Kevin Weekes and Kent Hughes.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Mock the Montreal Canadiens First Round Picks

Montreal Canadiens fans have 11 draft picks in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, including two selections in the first round. It's yet to be determined where the second, first-round pick will fall, but we know that the Canadiens own the fifth overall pick in the draft.

At last year's draft, Kent Hughes acquired the 13th overall pick from the Islanders that he used to complete a trade with the Blackhawks for Kirby Dach.

Will Hughes use the second, first-round pick to create a Dach-like trade or could he use it to address the Canadiens goaltending need?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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