Brampton’s Sean Monahan traded to Winnipeg Jets

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Published February 2, 2024 at 12:04 pm

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Montreal Canadiens' Sean Monahan (91) skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. The Canadiens have traded centre Sean Monahan to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a first-round pick and a conditional draft pick, according to multiple media reports.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar

The Montreal Canadiens have traded Brampton’s own Sean Monahan to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a first-round pick and a conditional draft pick, according to multiple media reports.

It would be the second time that Monahan has secured a first-round pick for the Habs.

Montreal acquired the Brampton centre and a conditional first-round draft pick in 2025 from Calgary in 2022 for future considerations, allowing the Flames to shed Monahan’s US$6.375-million cap hit at the time.

Calgary subsequently signed centre Nazem Kadri to a seven-year, $49-million deal in free agency.

Monahan is a pending unrestricted free agent after signing a one-year, US$2-million contract with the Canadiens last off-season.

The 29-year-old from Brampton has 13 goals and 22 assists in 49 games this season, and was recognized for his achievements in the NHL with the renaming of Glenforest Park North as Sean Monahan Park in 2022.

He also took part in last year’s Hockey Night in Brampton charity game along with Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mark Giordano and former Chicago Blackhawk Jeremy Roenick among others in support of William Osler Health System’s youth mental health services as well as the new Brampton hospital.

Monahan attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School and started his NHL career with the Flames in 2013 after three seasons with the Ottawa 67’s.

Monahan produced six goals and 11 assists over 25 games with the Canadiens in 2022-23 before his season was cut short with a groin injury. He then re-upped in Montreal after his previous contract expired.

Selected sixth overall by the Flames in the 2013 draft, he played nine seasons in Calgary and exceeded 30 goals three times — including a 34-goal, 82-point campaign in 2018-19.

Monahan scored just eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points in 65 games during his final season with the Flames, which ended early when he underwent hip surgery.

– With files from Insauga.com

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