Defenceman Jordan Harris is about to sign with the Montreal Canadiens and according to a well-placed source, could be in the Canadiens lineup very soon.
“He’s coming and Habs fans are gonna love this kid!” the source told Montreal Hockey Now late Friday night.
After reports that his entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens was imminent, the now-former Northeastern defenceman, and Haverhill, MA native, thanked and said goodbye to his Northeastern teammates and coaches. He also thanked all who helped pave his way to the NHL.
— Jordan Harris (@jharris004) March 25, 2022
After Northeastern’s 2-1 overtime loss to Western Michigan in the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament Friday afternoon, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman quickly took to Twitter to state that Harris, 21, would be signing with the Canadiens.
Do it with the proper respect: What a great game between Western Michigan/Northeastern, with the former winning in OT. In the aftermath, hearing Jordan Harris will sign two-year ELC with MON. Dont be surprised if he’s in lineup this season to burn first year.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 25, 2022
The 2018 third round pick for the Habs has been playing with Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes’ son Riley for years and Kent’s other son Jack joined the Huskies this past season. The Canadiens GM recently expressed optimism that the family friend would put pen to paper with the Habs.
“We’ve talked about what the opportunity would be in Montreal, for him if he chooses to sign,” Hughes said during a Montreal Canadiens twitch session with fans 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.”
That familiarity has worked and now it seems it’s a matter of working out the contract – if it’s not already worked out – and getting Jordan Harris in Bleu Blanc Rouge.