Montreal Canadiens Rumors: 3 Offseason Trade Candidates

Welcome to NHL Trade Rumors' Offseason Trade Candidates series. During it, we will be looking at three players from each team who could be moved during the summer. 

In this latest episode, we will be focusing on the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens are rebuilding and have a few players who they could move this summer because of it. 

Josh Anderson: Josh Anderson was talked about often in the trade rumors leading up to the deadline, but GM Kent Hughes elected to keep him. However, interest in his services are likely to heat up during the summer, so things could change on that front. However, any team that wants him will need to send Montreal a major offer for this to come to fruition.

Mike Hoffman: At 33 years old, Mike Hoffman just does not fit in well with the Canadiens' rebuild. Next season is also the final year of his contract, so teams could be more open to bringing him and his $4.5 million cap hit in. Although his scoring touch has dropped a bit over the last few years, he still could be a solid addition to another club's middle six.

Joel Edmundson: Like Anderson, Joel Edmundson garnered plenty of interest at the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline, but he did not find a new home. Yet, the Canadiens are likely to listen to offers for him again this summer, as several clubs would love to add his defensive responsibility and physicality to their blueline. Some clubs who stand out include the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Florida Panthers.

Previous Trade Candidates Episodes: 

San Jose Sharks

Columbus Blue Jackets

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