Canadiens Rumors: Montreal To Add Big-Name Free Agent? 4 Names Linked

As the offseason approaches, the Montreal Canadiens find themselves at an interesting point in their roster rebuild, with the opportunity to potentially secure a big-name free agent, according to Tony Marinaro.

If the Canadiens really want to make a big splash in free agency this summer, there are four notable players they could consider: Jonathan Marchessault, Steven Stamkos, Sam Reinhart, and Jake Guentzel, as noted by Marinaro and Lyle Richardson.

Quebec-born Marchessault, known for his dynamic offensive prowess, could provide a significant boost to Montreal's scoring capabilities.

At 33-years-old, Marchessault is on track for his best season since 2017-18, putting up a career-best 41 goals along with 25 assists for 66 total points across 75 games played.

Meanwhile, Stamkos brings veteran leadership and a proven track record of goal-scoring excellence. The 34-year-old has not slowed down this year, his 16th NHL season, amassing 34 goals and 37 assists for 71 points over 73 games played.

Meanwhile, Reinhart and Guentzel, both immensely talented forwards, offer further valuable depth and firepower to the Canadiens' forward lines.

The 28-year-old Reinhart has blown past all his previous career-highs this season, scoring an impressive 53 goals and 89 total points across 77 games so far this year.

In addition, Guentzel, despite dealing with a lengthy injury and being traded from the team he spent all eight years of his career with, has not missed a beat, putting up 25 goals and 44 assists for a total of 69 points across 62 games played.

All four of these players would be massive additions to the Canadiens this summer, however, there is still the strong possibility that each of them re-signs with the teams they are currently with. That being said, if even one of them decides to test the market, Montreal appears poised to be at the forefront of the teams interested. Photo Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports