Canadiens want Magnus Nygren to play in North America next season

According to Johan Ekberg sports journalist in Sweden a Montreal Canadiens source has said that they would like defence prospect Magnus Nygren to play hockey in North America for this upcoming season.

“According to source, Montreal has made ​​it clear that they want to Magnus Nygren play in North America next season.

Nygren, 23, started this past season with the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs in where he played in 16 games before returning back home to Sweden due to numerous reasons, the main being he wanted to play in the NHL and not in the minors with the Dogs’.

Nygren will have one year left on his 2 year entry-level deal he signed last year and already with one year burnt out the Montreal Canadiens would like their 4th round draft pick of the 2011 NHL entry draft to stay with the team in North America.