Will Evgenii Dadonov's breakdown end?

Will Evgenii Dadonov's blackout stop?


Despite becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the campaign, Montreal Canadiens forward Evgenii Dadonov will garner little attention at the National Hockey League (NHL) trade deadline ) while maintaining his low cruising speed. 

Acquired from the Vegas Golden Knights during the offseason, the veteran is struggling on all fronts.  

Receiving a salary of $5 million in 2022-2023, he also has a contract that includes a partial no-trade clause. And if the Habs want to convince a rival organization to get their hands on the 33-year-old skater, they will have to offer solid arguments, because Dadonov does not deliver the goods.

In 17 games, he has contented with a goal and an assist, while posting a differential of -8. Such production is the equivalent of just over 10 points in an 82-game schedule. 

The former Senators of Ottawa and the Florida Panthers will not equal, unless there is an unexpected turnaround, his total of 43 points from the previous year. Still, the 33-year-old tallied 70 points in 2018-19 at Sunrise.

In his last five contests, his time in use has ranged between approximately 13 and 15 minutes. < /p>

Having scored his only goal on November 15, he has recently played alongside Brendan Gallagher and Christian Dvorak, but the points are slow in coming.

The Habs will host the San Francisco Sharks Jose on Tuesday before playing his next four games in the West.