REPORT: Elliotte Friedman makes a HUGE statement about Habs defenceman Arber Xhekaj
Xhekaj was an undrafted player who was signed by the Montreal Canadiens back in October of 2021. The 6'4 240lb defenceman has been making a name for himself as a tough guy as he has been dropping the gloves and making some huge hits during his time with the big club this year.
Revisiting #GoHabsGo Arber Xhekaj's fight and the ensuing gesture which led to him being suspended by the OHL for three games. He is set to return to the lineup tonight for Kitchener vs. Owen Sound. pic.twitter.com/SbMZxqqXkj— Hadi Kalakeche (@HadiK_Scouting) December 15, 2021
The big rid even managed to produce quite a few points this season in the Ontario Hockey League for the Kitchener Rangers and Hamilton Bulldogs.
According to NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman, many teams are now regretting now scouting Xhekaj better and taking a chance on him:
«Montreal might have a real steal here. There were a number of teams I was just checking in with today and they were kinda like: I wish we found him first» - Elliotte Friedman on Arber Xhekaj.— /r/Habs (@HabsOnReddit) September 28, 2022