It seems like you can add one more name to the Montreal Canadiens’ trade rumours. The Fourth Period cites a rival team source stating that Jonathan Drouin is believed to be a player multiple teams have interest in, and General Manager Kent Hughes could receive several inquiries about the 26 year-old. TFP also mentions Artturi Lehkonen as a player drawing interest around the league.
Drouin has six goals, 14 assists and 20 points, tied for second on the Canadiens with Tyler Toffoli, only two points back of Nick Suzuki. He has one year left to his contract after this season, with a cap hit of $5.5 million.
Of course, Ben Chiarot is also drawing a lot of attention across the NHL but other pending UFAs — Brett Kulak, Chris Wideman, Mathieu Perreault, Cedric Paquette and Laurent Dauphin — are also strong candidates as trade baits by the March 21st trade deadline.