Report: Montreal to sign young Russian superstar

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Montreal Canadiens are the front-runners to sign 24-year old Russian superstar Konstantin Okulov.

Considered as one of the best young talent in the KHL, the Montreal Canadiens are very close to signing Konstantin Okulov. The 24-year old has never been drafted by a NHL team, but has demonstrated a lot of promise as he has 14 points in 23 games this season as a member of the CSKA Moscow.

During the 2018-19 season, he was classed as of one of the best players of the season (31 points in 48 regular season games.) During the Playoffs, he absolutely exploded offensively as he scored 9 goals and 14 points in 19 Playoff games.

Habs’ prospect Alexander Romanov is also Okulov’s teammate. Okulov could help Montreal’s Centreman problem as he can play both as a winger or a centreman.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have also demonstrated interest, but have fallen behind the Canadiens’.

If Montreal were to sign Okulov, do you think he’d help the Canadiens out right now?

Previous Page Next Page Home