Montreal Canadiens to start negotiations with Jonathan Drouin

Drouin is set to become a restricted free agent on July 1

After a blockbuster trade, don’t expect the Montreal Canadiens to waste any time locking up their new forward.

Expectations are that the Canadiens will open talks with Drouin quickly.

As for what a potential contract would look like, comparable situations say the contract should be within a $5.5-6.5 million cap hit range.

Of course, the Canadiens - as of now - also have Nathan Beaulieu and Alex Galchenyuk as pending restricted free agents, as well as Alexander Radulov and Andrei Markov as unrestricted free agents.

It will be interesting to see how things develop from here. One thing, though, is that Drouin is very happy to be a member of the Montreal Canadiens as his agent Allan Walsh said his client was very happy about the trade.

An interesting off-season for the Montreal Canadiens just got a bit more interesting as there are several dominoes yet to fall as we head towards the expansion draft.

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