Kotkaniemi will suit up for the Hurricanes next season, as the Canadiens elected Saturday not to match Carolina's offer sheet.

The Canadiens were unwilling to pay the 21-year-old $6.1 million next season, so they'll receive the Hurricanes' first- and third-round picks in the 2022 draft as compensation. Kotkaniemi is considered a talented young center, but the price tag is quite a high one for a player who managed a modest five goals and 15 assists in 56 games last season.

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