Roster news - Canadiens signed defenseman Otto Leskinen to a one-year, two-way contract. The Montreal Canadiens general have traded defenseman Shea Weber to the Vegas Golden Knights in return for forward Evgenii Dadonov.
Habs prospect report - The Springfield Thunderbirds eliminated the Laval Rocket from the Calder Cup playoffs. The Montreal Canadiens will have three prospects at the 2022 Memorial Cup with Jan Mysak and Arber Xhekaj playing for OHL champions, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Kaiden Guhle will play in his second Memorial Cup for the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Quotes of the Week: Canadiens GM Kent Hughes spoke to the media about the trade of Shea Weber and his legacy.
Hockey news and notes: Chicago Blackhawks have interviewed Luke Richardson for the position of head coach. Stanley Cup playoffs update.
Segment 2: BIG Topic - Sportsnet Draft Insider Sam Cosentino
The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is less than three weeks away. Kent Hughes says that the Montreal Canadiens have not yet determined their selection with the first overall pick.
Joining us this week is NHL Draft Analyst Sam Cosentino to discuss Sportsnet's 2022 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings: Final Edition and the three players at the top of the draft rankings: Shane Wright, Logan Cooley and Juraj Slafkovsky.
Cosentino also identifies players who may be available for the Canadiens to select with their second, first round pick at No. 26. Lastly, Sam provides a few anecdotes from the NHL Draft Combine in Buffalo.
Segment 3: Have Your Say
Canadiens upcoming events.
Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
Listener's texts and emails.
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