The Montreal Canadiens are in quite the odd spot right now.
After a 2021 appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals, the team did a full 180 and wound at the bottom of the barrel. After a horrendous start to the season back in January, the Canadiens fired their old GM, and hired Kent Hughes in replacement.
It’s his first stint as an NHL GM, and he’s got the difficult job of building a struggling team back up.
However, that may not be the biggest problem he’ll face this year…
Because his son, Jack, is a consensus first round pick for this year’s draft, and sure enough, the Canadiens have the first overall pick.
Maybe some possible father/son collusion going on here, aye?
When asked about the strange situation, Kent laughed it off and said:
“Jack is not going to be our number one overall pick, I can promise you that!”
Sorry, he said "I can promise you that" and not "guarantee you that."