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Jordan Harris Can Now Sign With The Montreal Canadiens



Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens are on the clock now, as Jordan Harris’ NCAA career has ended after Northeastern University’s heart-breaking 2-1 OT loss to Western Michigan today.

Hockey Insider Elliotte Friedman quickly took to Twitter to state that Harris would be signing with the Canadiens imminently, which is likely to be music to the ears of Montreal Canadiens fans.

The 21-year old Harris, the captain of the Huskies, was in his final season in the NCAA as a senior, and he will now turn his attentions to the next step in his hockey career. The former 3rd round pick in 2018 for the Montreal Canadiens has a big decision on his hands, but Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes believes he’s got a very good chance at bringing in Harris, and that should happen in the next few days.


Positive Signs From The Get Go

Hughes and Montreal Canadiens management have been adamant in their pursuit for Harris and their desire to have him sign with the Canadiens to finish out the year. Harris would have an advantage in signing with Montreal immediately, as he would be able to burn the first year of his two-year entry-level contract right away. Should he forgo signing with the Canadiens and sign with another team after the August 15 deadline, his rights would expire, and he would have to sign a two-year contract effective only for the 2022-2023 season, thereby delaying earning potential by a year.

Hughes has known Harris for a long while and hopes that Harris will feel comfortable joining the Canadiens now that the former player agent, as well as former coach, is at the organization’s helm.

“We’ve talked about what the opportunity would be in Montreal, for him if he chooses to sign,” said Hughes during a Montreal Canadiens roundtable this week.” He’s an impending free agent if he doesn’t sign with us., but our hope is that he does. We laid out what we’re trying to do with the organization, what our plan is and how we see him fitting in. I’ve known Jordan for a long time. I’ve coached Jordan, and I know his family; he’s played with and against my oldest son since they were seven or eight years of age. Hopefully, that familiarity works in our favour.”


For more coverage of Montreal Canadiens prospects at the NCAA National Hockey Championships, keep it locked on Montreal Hockey Now.

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