First Round Gems | Canadiens Connection ep 243

Matvei Michkov, St. Petersburg, KHL

Canadiens Connection, Podcast, Rocket Sports Radio, episode 243 | Habs, Montreal, NHL, Nick Suzuki, P.K. Subban, Jordan Harris, Matvei Michkov, Will Smith, Ryan Leonard, Zach Benson

Matvei Michkov, St. Petersburg, KHL

ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. — Welcome to the Canadiens Connection via Rocket Sports Radio. This engaging podcast featured on Habs Hockey Report connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

This Week’s Show: First Round Gems

S1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

  • Frederic Allard has signed with Lulea of the SHL and Otto Leskinen has returned Tappara in the Liiga.
  • For his leadership and community involvement, Jordan Harris is the Canadiens candidate for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
  • Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone.
  • Following the NHL Draft Lottery, Montreal will choose fifth overall.
  • Quotes of the week from Kevin Weekes and Kent Hughes.

S2 | BIG Topic – Mock the Montreal Canadiens First Round Picks

  • Montreal Canadiens fans have 11 draft picks in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, including two selections in the first round. It’s yet to be determined where the second, first-round pick will fall, but we know that the Canadiens own the fifth overall pick in the draft.
  • At last year’s draft, Kent Hughes acquired the 13th overall pick from the Islanders that he used to complete a trade with the Blackhawks for Kirby Dach.
  • Will Hughes use the second, first-round pick to create a Dach-like trade or could he use it to address the Canadiens goaltending need?

S3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener’s texts and emails.

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