The Montreal Canadiens shocked the hockey world on Thursday afternoon when they announced that they had acquired Jonathan Drouin and a conditional 2018 6th round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for prospect Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional 2nd round pick.
The Habs wasted no time welcoming their newest addition to the team as they signed the Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec native to a six-year contract extension and introduced him to the media later that day.
While it turned out to be a great 24 hours for Drouin, it wasn’t quite the same for 18-year-old Mikhail Sergachev.
Selected 9th overall by the Canadiens in last year’s draft, the young defenceman looked like he was going to be a key piece of the team’s future, but he ended up finding out in an awkward way that he wasn’t part of the plan.
Nothing like finding out that you’ve been traded through a text from a fan while you’re on vacation.