Habs Do Minor Deal and Sign Finnish Forward

According to TSN.ca, the Habs have dealt a 7th round pick in this years draft to the Rangers for prospect Ryan Russell. Russell had 30 goals and 46 assists in 58 games to rank 16th in the WHL in scoring while playing for the Kootenay Ice.

Tha Habs have also signed forward Janne Lahti to a one year deal. Now this might sound minor but this could be an indicator of our roster this year. He is 6 foot and 200 pounds, physical, grinder, and has a scoring touch with 20 goals in 56 games and 87 PM for HPK Hameenlinna in the Finnish Elite League. With the signing of Lahti, he could be given a grinder roster spot pushing out the likes of Bonk or Johnson. Could he be an undrafted reliable player like Mark Streit or just a waste of money and a roster spot?


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