Report: Jake Gardiner rejected three-year, $15.75M deal from Canadiens

Defenceman Jake Gardiner joined Good Show to talk about signing a four-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes and his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It looks as though the Carolina Hurricanes may have scored a second big win over the Montreal Canadiens this off-season.

Defenceman Jake Gardiner reportedly turned down a three-year, $15.75-million contract, with an average annual value of $5.25 million, from the Habs in early July, according to La Presse’s Alexandre Pratt.

The long-time Toronto Maple Leafs rearguard ended up waiting and signing a four-year deal with a $4.05-million AAV to join the Hurricanes last week.

Pratt speculated that Gardiner may not have wanted to play under the microscope of another Canadian market.

Earlier this summer, the Hurricanes thwarted the Canadiens’ attempt to poach star Sebastian Aho, matching a five-year, $42.27-million offer sheet.

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