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The Canadiens’ front office spent the evening with Shane Wright!
The Montreal Canadiens staff spent their last night before the 2022 NHL draft with presumptive first overall pick Shane Wright.

With the NHL draft just hours away at the Bell Centre in Montreal tonight (July 7), Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes, executive vice-president of field hockey operations Jeff Gorton and even team owner Geoff Molson were gathered at Moretti Griffintown restaurant.

The group of CH decision-makers spent this final night before making the first-ever amateur auction selection at the restaurant with the No. 1 ranked player on the NHL roster, Kingston Frontenacs center Shane Wright.

These meetings may not be insignificant with the draft just hours away, as three prospects are being tipped to be the very first selection of the auction. According to several sources, Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley are the three favorite players to be drafted at the very top of the 2022 draft.

In addition to the Montreal Canadiens, the Moretti Griffintown restaurant was a popular meeting place last night. We saw former Habs GM Marc Bergevin, now a member of the Los Angeles Kings’ senior management team. He was there with Luc Robitaille, president of the Californian club. The Los Angeles Kings have the 19th pick in the first round.

Another familiar face seen last night was former Colorado Avalanche player Adam Foote, who is now a member of the player representation firm KO Sports. This firm represents Shane Wright and Montreal Canadiens forward Christian Dvorak , whose name has come up frequently in recent hours in trade rumors.

While the Canadiens’ GM Kent Hughes is still keeping a lid on the very first selection of tonight’s draft, the stars seem to be aligned for center Shane Wright to be the first one called up to the stage at the Bell Centre.

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