|Samuel Montembeault||G||27||4 of 4||86 1A||Montembeault was presented the challenge of having to battle for the net in Montreal this season, and earn a new contract for the future. He's accomplished both goals in recent weeks.
He's appeared in 10 games in 23/24 and posted a 2.73 GAA and .910 save % overall.
In his last five game segment (ending Nov 29th) his game went to another level. His save percentage was .931% over that span of games.
Big in the net. Athletic. Crease composure / tracking / rebound control / overall focus has improved. Much more consistent. Has the ability to steal games for the Habs.
Waiver pick up from the Florida Panthers who is trending towards being Habs #1A in future.||30 nov. 2023||1 déc. 2023|
|Samuel Montembeault||G||27||3 of 4||82 1B||Montembeault is playing for a new contract. He's a pending UFA who the Canadiens would like to sign to an extension.
He will be making his tenth start of the season versus Colorado. He's starting to separate himself from the goalie logjam in Montreal.
His overall stats - 9GP - 4W -4L - 1OTL - 2.81 GAA - .908 save %
Big in the net. Butterfly/Athletic style. Good feet. Above average gloves. Competes to make second / third stops. Full sixty minutes without giving up a 50/50 goal remains the challenge to get him to the next level of possibly being a full time #1. ||24 nov. 2023||25 nov. 2023|
|Josh Anderson||AD||29||1 of 1||77 L3||Scored 21 goals last season but he's struggled offensively to start the 23/24 season.
Ironically, his overall TOI is up - year over year -
Anderson is averaging 17:02 TOI - 13:09 ES - 3:42 PP - 0:10 PK - Middle bumper on PP -
A physical presence who extends plays in the hard areas.
Solid skater. Plays with a presence. Credited with 37 hits and 6 shot blocks in 19GP
Hasn't scored a goal. Only has 2 assists ... but he has directed 42 shots on goal.
Plays hard between the whistles. Makes sure opponents don't take liberties on smaller, skill players on Habs roster. Has enough game to skate on any one of the top three lines.||22 nov. 2023||24 nov. 2023|
|Cole Caufield||AD||22||3 of 3||82 L1||Caufield has contributed offensively, and played to his identity, through his first 17GP.
He's scored 5g-10a. Half of his production comes on the PP. He has 3 GWG.
Caufield averages 19:02 TOI - 14:36 ES - 4:25 PP.
Taking a closer look at his overall game reveals a very streaky scorer who has only (1) goal in his last 10GP ... and it came on the PP. He has 6 assists in the segment ... 3 at ES and 3 on the PP.
Monitor his impact at even strength. His battle. His vision to find open space. His catch and release directing pucks on net. He's a goal scorer who thrives on the PP, but the Habs could use more from him at ES.||16 nov. 2023||18 nov. 2023|
|Juraj Slafkovsky||AD||19||6 of 6||77 L2||Although his offense has been slow to arrive at the NHL level, Slafkovsky is evolving in several other categories.
Through thirteen games he's averaging 14:40 TOI - 12:15 ES - 2:23 PP
He's only scored 1G - 1A, but he's been credited with 21 hits and 11 shot blocks
Slafkovsky is leaner than he was when he was drafted first overall in 2022. He's ten pounds lighter. It's clear that his fitness has changed. He has prepared differently and it has gone to his legs. His straight line skating is explosive. He easily tracks up and down the full 200ft.
His spatial awareness has also improved. He's more aware of his surroundings. He's not exposing himself to heavy contact as much as last year.
In order for his offense to go to another level he needs to recognize he's a big body with a long reach. His catch and release needs to be quicker. He can't afford to take an extra step off the flank, or between the dots in the offensive zone. He needs to get pucks on net immediately and follow up on rebounds.
There's been a ton of growth in categories most fans of the game don't recognize. Gaining the edge off the rush, and asserting himself off the cycle / taking more plays to the net is the next area to monitor.||9 nov. 2023||10 nov. 2023|
|Michael Matheson||DG||29||2 of 2||88 P1||Sometimes players take time to settle in with new teams. It takes a year, sometimes more, to earn the trust of the organization and their coaching staff.
Matheson is on his third NHL team, and it happens to be his home town club in Montreal.
He's part of the leadership group of this young team.
Matheson has always been an elite skater. He's capable of leading the rush or joining as an extra layer offensively. Defensively he's quick to space. If he does get caught up ice he has the quickness to track back and catch the play / defend his zone.
Matheson isn't a perfect player, nobody is, but his impact his being felt throughout the Canadiens lineup.
He's producing offense and being deployed in all situations. He matches up against all of the top players from the opposition.
Consider these stats to start the season :
7GP - 2G-3A-5PTS (-1)
26:00 TOI - 17:01 ES - 4:31 PP - 4:27 PK
22 Shots on goal
6 Hits - 21 Shot blocks||24 oct. 2023||28 oct. 2023|
|Sean Monahan||C||28||1 of 1||76 L3||Veteran forward with reliable three zone awareness.
Wins 55% of his draws, allowing his team to start with the puck more than opponents.
Skating is adequate. Has never been an open ice burner. Not physical.
Crafty with the puck on his stick. Has always had the ability to make plays offensively.
Being deployed in all situations for Montreal.
Has battled injury in recent years.
When he was healthy last years he played 25 games. Averaged 17:22 TOI.||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Kirby Dach||C||22||1 of 1||81 L2||Still developing.
Taking on the role of a top six forward on a young team.
Tall. Rangy. Doesn't play a power style. Uses his length to his advantage when extending plays in the offensive zone and shielding pucks from defenders. Combination shooter / distributor.
Averaged 18:29 TOI in (22/23). Credited with 107 SOG - 53 Hits - 38 Shot Blocks
Projects as a long-term 2F.
Needs to find a way to win more draws. His average (38%) last season stands out.||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Jake Evans||C||27||2 of 2||74 L4||Competes when his number is called.
There was a time, in his development, he projected as a point producer.
A point producer at the AHL level. He brings some depth scoring to the Montreal roster.
Generally deployed at ES and PK. Wins 52% of his draws. Averaged 14:29 TOI in (22/23)
Plays a light style but he's willing to get in the shooting lanes on the PK and had 41 shot blocks last season.
Bottom six forward who can slide into 3F if needed. Moves well. Not elite in any one category. Has battled some injuries in the past.||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Tanner Pearson||AG||31||1 of 1||78 L3||Arrives in Montreal after missing most of last season with injury in Vancouver.
Veteran goal scorer. Should provide some leadership to the younger prospects.
His last full season was (21/22). Has the hockey IQ, and commitment, to be used in a variety of roles. Not a punishing forward, but capable of taking a bump along the wall to extend plays. Has an accurate release. Leans shooter more than distributor. When he gets a look at the net he looks to get the puck on net ASAP.
Might take some time to get his legs under him again but if he approaches the way he played two years ago he will be used in all situations.||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Jesse Ylönen||AD||24||1 of 1||75 L4||Bottom six forward who has the skill to slide into a middle six role if needed.
Not big. Not small. Not physical. Not exceptionally skilled.
A bit vanilla at times.
His defensive zone detail, and secondary battle, has room to go to another consistent level.
Moves well. Has better than average puck touch. There's lot's to like. Has to define his game.
In (22/23) he played 37 games. Averaged 13:26 TOI. Most of his ice came at ES and PP#2.
Only 43 SOG - 14 Hits - 28 Shot blocks||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Michael Pezzetta||AG||25||2 of 2||73 L4||Depth, role player who brings energy and enthusiasm.
Good skater. Quick.
Easily identified element. Plays a physical, high octane game that is geared towards disrupting opponents on and off the play. A pest.
Averaged 9:19 TOI in (22/23)
All of his ice time, with the exception of a splash of penalty killing occasionally, comes at ES.
Credited with 239 hits and 28 shot blocks last season. 4F who won't back down from a challenge||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Rafaël Harvey-Pinard||AG||24||1 of 1||79 L4||Somewhat undersize forward who has brings an extra layer of offense to the Canadiens roster.
Has shown he is capable of being deployed as a 3F / 4F and be thrust into a variety of roles.
In (22/23) he dressed for 34 games and contributed 14G-6A being used in all situations.
He averaged 17:13 TOI and was credited with 58 SOG - 57 Hits - 56 Shot Blocks
More impressive was the fact he was (+7).
Role player with better than average offensive potential overall. A proven scorer at the Junior and AHL levels.||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Cole Caufield||AD||22||2 of 3||79 L1||Shooter. Goal scorer. Difference maker with the puck on his stick in scoring areas. Quick release. Shoots the puck hard and accurately. Difficult to defend with the way he shields pucks close to his body before directing them on net.
Good skater. Not a pure burner in open ice. Exceptionally dangerous on the PP working the back door flank.
Season cut short due to injury in (22/23). Still managed to score 26 goals in 46GP.
Averaged 18:02 TOI. 158 SOG.
Defensive detail ranges. Gets caught cheating/anticipating zone exits from his end at times.||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Juraj Slafkovsky||AD||19||5 of 6||76 L3||It's going to take time for Juraj to adjust to the North American game and contribute consistent results on and off the play.
Huge frame. Power forward. Shoots the puck a ton when time and space allows. Leans shooter more than distributor. Extends plays along the wall. Absorbs contact from more than one opponent keeping plays alive.
Spatial awareness ranges. There are times he skates himself into dangerous areas and exposes him and the puck, resulting in big hits against and turnovers.
First season cut short due to injury. Played 39 games. Averaged 12:12 TOI. Deployed at ES and PP. Credited with 42 SOG - 53 Hits - 24 shot blocks.
2F / Power forward / Goal Scorer / PP contributor is ceiling.||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Alex Newhook||C||22||1 of 1||75 L3||Works when his number is called. Change of scenery might result in more offense in Montreal compared to his time in Colorado.
Plays quick and fast. Can be a threat off the rush. Not tall, but sturdy strong. Leans shooter/finisher more than distributor.
Played all 82 games in Colorado (22/23). Averaged 13:57 TOI. Deployed at ES and PP#2.
Has a chance to play a 2F/3F combo role in Montreal. Expect to see his minutes increase. Defensive zone detail ranges. Needs to improve on his 41% faceoff winning percentage.||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Nick Suzuki||C||24||2 of 2||86 L2||Captain in Montreal. Leader for a young, developing, core of players.
In (22/23) he played all 82 games. Averaged 21:05 TOI and was deployed in all situations.
Creative. Crafty. Playmaker more than shooter. Directed 162 SOG.
Distributor from the flank on the PP.
Three zone detail is reliable. Results, defensively, range some nights but not due to lack of effort or awareness. Face-off winning percentage has room to improve. Won 47% of his draws last season. Trending lower end 1F who is trustworthy overall. Leads by example. Maintenance free pro. Competes. More likely a 80-90 point producer than a 100+.||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Brendan Gallagher||AD||31||2 of 2||77 L3||Limited to 37 games in (22/23) due to injury. Averaged 14:16 TOI. Deployed at ES and PP.
Aggressive with the puck on his stick. When he gets a look at the net he has a 'shoot first' approach. Credited with 93 SOG in the 37GP.
Although his minutes are down he still plays a valuable role. A pesky player who isn't shy about hanging around the crease. Gets under the skin of opponents. Tenacious, not overly physical. Only 18 hits and 13 shot blocks.
A lot of miles on his tires but a player the younger prospects can look up to in Montreal. Competes shift in and shift out. Impact is beginning to range.||11 oct. 2023||12 oct. 2023|
|Logan Mailloux||DD||20||1 of 1||81 P2||First-year pro.
Big body - right shot - logged an absolute ton of ice time playing for the London Knights (OHL)
Rangy - good skater - can attack off the rush in open ice and has the ability to beat opponents off the edge - shoots the puck with authority
Defending detail will evolve as he matures - there are times he jumps to plays too quickly on the half wall in his zone - allowing opponent to spill off him along the boards and take pucks to the net - all about timing
Not punishing physically but certainly capable of handling weight
Needs time but he could end up as a 2PD who logs significant minutes at ES and PP.||29 sept. 2023||6 oct. 2023|
|David Savard||DD||32||2 of 2||74 P3||Veteran / right shot / defenceman who does a lot of the heavy lifting for Montreal
In (22/23) he averaged 22:23 TOI. Almost all of his ice time comes at ES and PK. He matches up all night versus top six opponents and rolls over the boards as part of the primary penalty killing unit.
Skating is average for the NHL game but he makes up for it by understanding his limitations and keeping the game simple. On the PK he rarely rotates to far out of position - electing to keep the play to the perimeter and defend between the hash marks. Credited with only 61 hits last season - but his 176 shot blocks led the team.
A mostly 'Defensive D' who does occasionally chip in with the offense.||29 sept. 2023||5 oct. 2023|
|Arber Xhekaj||DG||22||3 of 3||79 P3||One of the biggest surprises for Montreal in (22/23)
Played 51 games before sustaining injury
Established himself as one of the toughest customers in the entire NHL.
Huge frame. Physical. Punishes opponents. Never backs down from a challenge.
Averaged 15:16 TOI - with the majority of his ice time coming at ES and PP. Rarely used on the PK. Has a deceptive / heavy shot from distance. Capable role on PP#2. Reliable distributor at ES and PP. Still developing. Hard match-ups on the road (especially) can be a challenge at times. His gap timing and containment in small spaces has room to go to another level.
Overall, however, he is off to a solid (defined) start to his career. '2-way / Physical' defender||29 sept. 2023||5 oct. 2023|
|David Reinbacher||DD||18||3 of 3||85 P1||Has the potential to be a top pairing NHL 'D' in time.
His first NHL training camp in Montreal went as well as could be expected.
He didn't look out of place on the smaller ice surface and played to his identity.
Brings sound three zone awareness. Sees the ice. Absorbs contact to make plays. Pinches down appropriately in the offensive zone. Has the size and length to keep opponents to the perimeter. Big. Strong. Smart. Right shot. Montreal doesn't have to rush him. They have a solid young group of defenceman on their roster already. He will be used in all situations playing for Kloten in the Swiss league. Continue to monitor and update throughout the season.||29 sept. 2023||5 oct. 2023|
|Jordan Harris||DG||23||4 of 4||81 P2||Trending up
Somewhat undersize - '2-way D' who brings high end compete and sound game management.
Played 65 games in (22-23). Averaged 18:39 TOI. Deployed at ES and PK. He will be better for the experience.
Crafty / smart / extends plays in the offensive zone / active / sees the ice
Defensively he is the kind of defender who relies on jumping on pucks ahead of opponents - he isn't physical - has an active stick / doesn't quit on trying to win pucks back / rotates into shooting lanes to block shots - credited with 53 hits and 98 shot blocks in the 65GP||29 sept. 2023||5 oct. 2023|
|Justin Barron||DD||21||2 of 2||78 P3||Still developing - teases with the look of a player who could end up as a solid 2PD - other times he struggles to execute with the puck / lacks off (and on) the puck battle defensively
Ended the (22/23) playing for Team Canada at the World Championships and looked capable of quarterbacking the PP. He has also been thrust into the role with the Canadiens occasionally. Leans '2-way D ' with a secondary transitional element.
His hockey IQ is in place. He has sound spatial awareness in all three zones. Additionally he has a good release from distance , will pinch down to keep pucks alive , and makes plays moving the puck out of his zone and in the offensive zone. Issue is consistency right now. He competes - just needs to execute better at times.||29 sept. 2023||5 oct. 2023|
|Gustav Lindström||DD||24||1 of 1||61 ML||Played 36 games for the Detroit Red Wings in (22/23)
Averaged 14:10 TOI - was not used in special teams
Depth defenceman - potential minor league recall
Tall / lean / not physical
Short skating stride is average for the NHL game. Small area agility and quickness is a shade off. '2-way D' - right shot||29 sept. 2023||5 oct. 2023|
|Johnathan Kovacevic||DD||26||1 of 1||71 P3||Consistent competitor who gives all he has game in and game out
No frills - leans 'Defensive / 2-way D'
Almost all of his TOI comes at ES and PK
In (22/23) he averaged 17:25 TOI. A bottom pairing defenceman with size and length.
Skating is average plus. His small area quickness is the same. Uses his long reach and frame to keep opponents to the perimeter. Low risk. Doesn't run around looking for a big hit or take too many chances offensively. The kind of 'D' who compliments a more active partner. Credited with 93 hits and 86 shot blocks.||29 sept. 2023||5 oct. 2023|
|Kaiden Guhle||DG||21||3 of 3||87 P2||Coming off his first taste of the NHL in (22/23)
Played 44 games - Averaged 20:30 TOI - used in all situations
Fantastic skater - high end compete - can play both sides - quick to space defensively / interrupting opponents progress
Active on the offensive blue line - keeps plays alive with responsible read/react/ pinches - plus shot - he can beat goalies from range and has some deception walking the blue line
Off the rush he also adds an extra layer coming late - Plenty of physical push back as well -
Future TPD - learning on the job - he will have some nights that show his youth but the good far outweighs the bad - hard to play against - in the 48 games he was credited with 84 hits and 77 shot blocks||29 sept. 2023||5 oct. 2023|
|Michael Matheson||DG||29||1 of 2||84 P1||Missed time with injury in (22/23) but had by far his most productive season overall when he was healthy - 48GP - 8G -26A - averaged 24:07 TOI and was deployed in all situations
An elite skater who can lead the breakout on his own from the defensive zone - Off the rush threat with a head of steam on offensive zone entries - On the PP he leans distributor more than shooter but he's capable of getting pucks on net from distance - A motion player who will pinch down to keep plays alive and can track back to catch opponents when he's late with an exit
Part of the leadership group in Montreal - Leans 2PD on most NHL teams but he's a 1PD for the Habs - gets himself into trouble when trying to do too much with the puck / beat a second opponent / not take the easy outlet - Competes - Sneaky physical at times - 53 hits and 80 shot blocks in the 48GP||29 sept. 2023||5 oct. 2023|
|Chris Wideman||DD||33||2 of 2||77 P3||Depth defender in Montreal
Veteran 'utility' player who has also taken some shifts at forward in the past
In (22/23) he dressed for 46 games and averaged 13:30 TOI at ES and PP ... rarely used on the PK - Good skater - quick to space - reliable IQ - undersize / area defender - isn't going to lean on opponents but he will get in the shooting lanes to block shots (25 hits / 51 blocks)
Leans 2-way / transitional 'D'
Better suited as a #7 than a regular - distributor more than shooter.||29 sept. 2023||5 oct. 2023|
|Samuel Montembeault||G||26||2 of 4||76 2A||Has been building towards full time NHL duty for the past couple seasons. Trending #2A who is capable of playing 30-35 games. Has not proven he is worthy of splitting time 50/50 or playing north of 50 games.
Butterfly / Athletic style - good feet - quick pads - good reflexes and the ability to make saves with blocker or catcher but there are times his timing / dropping into butterfly is marginally off and he gets beat caught 'in between' / not set to make the stop. His first five minutes of every period need to be monitored / 'start on time' - 'focused from puck drop' / Still relatively young by goalie standards - has worked hard on his game and earned a chance - Montreal is a rebuilding team that gives up more quality chances against than most NHL clubs - started 40 games (due to injury to starter Jake Allen) in (22/23) 3.42 GAA - .901%||29 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Jake Allen||G||33||1 of 1||83 1B||Individual stats don't jump off the page as positive from (22/23) - but come with the understanding the team in front of him is young and give up more Grade A chances than teams with more experience .Good size - butterfly - generally sound rebound control - lateral tracking (when play is in front of him) is sound - has some difficulty finding pucks below the goal line / tracking plays working low to high - Competes - no easy nights in the Montreal net as the team goes through rebuild - average plus glove hand - has an excellent blocker hand / quick to take away upper portion of the net - has struggled with injury for stretches - 42GP - 3.55 GAA - .891% in (22/23) - two more years left on current contract - $3.85M AAV||29 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Cayden Primeau||G||24||1 of 1||65 #3||Good size - more fluid in his crease - better side to side tracking when play is in front of him
Has found success and general consistency at the AHL level but its been slow to arrive at the NHL level
Butterfly / Positional goalie who competes to make saves but has stretches when he has trouble with the pace at the NHL level - resulting in over compensating / playing too deep in his net / kicking out too many pucks for second chances
At this stage of his development he looks more like a #3G than a full time NHL goalie||29 sept. 2023||4 oct. 2023|
|Jacob Fowler||G||18||1 of 1||73 1B||Good size goaltender who takes up a lot of net
Has a solid foundation of skill - Leans butterfly / positional - decent gloves -
When things are in control in his zone he squares up and fronts the puck / play very well
Rebound control ranges at times but it's not an area of huge concern
When things get hectic around his crease his lateral quickness is tested - there are times he ends up leaning forward in his butterfly / losing some of his body control /
Plays the puck well - going to an excellent college program - proven winner in USHL||19 mai 2023||14 juin 2023|
|David Reinbacher||DD||18||2 of 3||73 P1||Highly coveted RS 'D' who has the skill set to be deployed in a variety of roles -.Brings size and skill - Active taking away time and space with his reach and stature - jumps to the half wall to kill plays on the PK - Times his gaps well defending his blue line
Like any young player he has room to improve his angling and recoveries when pucks spill down the boards following a battle - Leans distributor more than shooter on the PP but has a rocket from distance that he gets away quickly and accurately
Thinks the game very well - NHL top pairing 'D' in time||11 mars 2023||13 juin 2023|
|Jakub Dobes||G||21||4 of 4||76 1B||His stats went down marginally this season, but he was also called upon to make more high danger - and multiple sequence - stops this year compared to last.
Big body goalie. Leans butterfly / hybrid. Good feet. Quick pads / low net. Gloves are average plus. Needs to work on tracking puck into his catcher and picking pucks clean. His blocker is the weaker side. There are times he is late picking up and directing shots from distance on his blocker side. High end compete. Ability to steal games. One more year of college will benefit his game before turning pro. Fantastic foundation to work with and build upon before NHL.||11 mars 2023||22 mars 2023|
|Owen Beck||C||19||3 of 3||79 M6||Continues to display high end detail, awareness and compete. Outstanding in the face-off circle. Wins key draws in all three zones.
Positionally sound. Above the play in the offensive zone when his group doesn't have control of the puck. Quick release when he finds pucks in scoring areas. Blocks shots on the penalty-kill. Plays with pace. More likely to contribute secondary scoring at the NHL level than top six output. Coaches dream. Can be thrust into any in game scenario. High end (3F) who will skate mostly at ES and PK - maybe some secondary PP.||16 mars 2023||22 mars 2023|
|Filip Mesar||AD||19||3 of 3||61 T6||On any given night, at the junior level in Kitchener, he has the skill to be a difference maker and take over games offensively. Has the ability to play quick and fast. Fantastic puck touch. He can beat opponents coming off the boards or in transition 1vs 1. In overtime he values the extra time and space playing 3vs3 Very little push back / bump to his game. Defensive detail and commitment ranges wildly. There will be nights he drives coaches crazy with his lack of push on the back check and in his zone. Offense wins out. Can't teach his skill set. The rest of his game will need to evolve as he matures. Has to play elevated role and be used on the PP.||12 mars 2023||22 mars 2023|
|Riley Kidney||C||19||3 of 3||70 T6||Dynamic scorer at the junior level. Fifth in QMJHL scoring. Elite vision. Creative in small areas. Used in all situations in Gatineau - but not likely to PK at the pro level.
His catch and release / quick stick making plays in the offensive zone / is a unique element that speaks to his skill and vision
Average / average plus three zone detail
No doubt his element is offense. Top 6 NHL upside is possible. At worst he slides into (3F) and finds a role on one of the PP units. Trending up. Difference maker on any given night.||12 mars 2023||22 mars 2023|
|Joshua Roy||AG||19||3 of 3||75 M6||Everything about his game is trending up overall.
Set the bar with his performance with Team Canada at WJC in Halifax.
Can be deployed in a variety of roles. Three zone effort and detail ranges in the QMJHL but he's a big game player who brings his best in pressure moments.
Gets in the lane on the PK. Blocks shots. Pressures pucks up ice. Plays physical when required. Leans goal scorer / finisher more than playmaker.
Swiss Army knife. Character and commitment has improved drastically as he matures.||12 mars 2023||22 mars 2023|
|Adam Engström||DD||19||2 of 2||69 P2||Averaged between (14:00 - 22:00) minutes of ice time in recent ten game segment.
Primary ice time comes at even strength but he has seen spot duty on the PP and PK with the men's team. His game looks more confident as the season winds down. Handles the puck very well. Sees the ice. Launches the attack a variety of ways - outlets or skating on his own. Can be deceptive on the offensive blue line. Finds back door seams / presents himself as option in offensive zone. Good quickness out of the gate. Straight line speed is sound. Agility / turns / pivots to his right side have room for improvement. Trending up. 2-Way / Top 4 is possible.||20 mars 2023||22 mars 2023|
|Juraj Slafkovsky||AD||18||4 of 6||64 T6||In the ten game segment, before suffering a season ending injury, Slafkovsky's ice time ranged between (11:00 - 16:00). He was being used at even strength and the power-play.
he was generating (2 - 3) shots on goal and asserting himself physically (2 - 4 hits per game and (2) shot blocks) He was learning on the job. Unfortunately he went pointless over that same span of games. He still projects as a top six / power winger. His three zone detail and ability to read the smaller ice surface in North America / make plays / avoid exposing himself physically in the hard areas along the boards and cutting to middle of the ice has a way to go. Needs time.||9 mars 2023||22 mars 2023|
|Sean Farrell||C||21||3 of 3||77 T6||The third leading scorer in NCAA. Undersize. High end skill.
Calculating / Smart / on and off the puck. Hard to contain in small areas. He has the quickness and agility to escape pressure and make plays. Surprisingly strong when contested along the boards or battling for puck around the crease - has leverage.
Dynamic on the PP. Generally sets up on the weak side flank - occasionally distributes from the strong side and slides through the slot looking for tips and rebounds.
Brain to be used in all situations if necessary but leans top (6) NHL skill forward (ES and PP||17 mars 2023||22 mars 2023|
|Lane Hutson||DG||19||3 of 3||77 P2||A dynamic, undersize, transitional 'D' who is being used in all situations at the college level.
Logs an incredible amount of ice time. In Hockey East Championship game he skated over (32) minutes in a game that ended in the first (5) minutes of OT when he scored the game winner from distance vs Merrimack.
PP QB - Competes in the hard areas - Pushes back - Quick to space on the PK and in the defensive zone overall - Relentless compete - One many breakout - Hobey Baker nominee - Leading defenceman scorer in all the NCAA - 7th overall in NCAA scoring -||18 mars 2023||22 mars 2023|
|Jayden Struble||DG||21||5 of 5||62 P3||Hard nosed 2-way defender who was used in all situations (secondary PP) at the college level but is very unlikely to be a power-play contributor at the pro level.
Good feet, quick to space on the penalty kill, gaps up aggressively in his lane, competes
Less is more with the puck at times - best when he keeps things simple.
Has the ability to absorb contact and still make outlets from his zone
He will require time at the AHL level to work on finer details / small area puck plays / there have been times he tosses pucks into dangerous areas in his zone when under duress.||4 mars 2023||15 mars 2023|
|David Reinbacher||DD||18||1 of 3||72 P2||An outstanding skater Quick out of the gate. An open ice threat off the rush. Agile walking the blue line and escaping pressure down low in his zone.
A coveted Right Shot defender with good size.
Leans distributor more than shooter
Needs to work on being more deceptive in the offensive zone when directing pucks towards the net - too many blocked attempts - Defending is average plus overall. IQ is sound. Works||2 déc. 2022||19 déc. 2022|
|Adam Engström||DD||19||1 of 2||70 P2||Good size. Moves well on straight lines. Gets a bit hunched over at times which can affect his balance when closing gaps / engaging physically
Outlets well Can be elusive at times on the offensive blue line
Reads developing play and opens himself up to get pucks to the net
Heavy/Hard shot / can score from distance. 2-way 'D' with some transitional upside
Splitting time between J20 and SHL team at Rogle. All sits in J20. ES and PP in SHL.||1 déc. 2022||7 déc. 2022|
|Jakub Dobes||G||21||3 of 4||68 BU||The #1 goalie at Ohio State
At his best playing between his posts. Lateral quickness is average plus. When he is composed and square to the play he is difficult to beat.
Plays the puck very well. Ability to outlet long range is a plus.
Gloves are also high end of average Has difficulty catching pucks clean at times. Good feet for stature. Low net coverage is sound. NHL prospect who needs three years at college||2 déc. 2022||7 déc. 2022|
|Sean Farrell||C||21||2 of 3||72 M6||The leading scorer at Harvard. Plays in all situations. A proven scorer at all levels so far.
Quick out of the gate but plains out and isn't a speed threat off the rush ... but ... he has elusive 1vs1 puck skill and can make plays in small areas.
Has 'quick strike' offensive upside. His read/react game is elite. Always seems to have a plan for when the puck ends up on his stick. Won't do much heavy lifting but he's always around the play and crafty creating turnovers with his stick.||3 déc. 2022||7 déc. 2022|
|Jayden Struble||DG||21||4 of 5||70 P3||A hard nosed 2-way 'D' who has been used in all situations at the college level.
Capable distributor on the PP. Outlets pucks effectively.
A solid skater who is quick to space and can track up and down the ice at NHL pace.
Bodies up. Hard to play against.
Projects as a bottom pairing 'D' who could end up as a #4 in time. Secondary offense is possible but not required. Can eat up minutes at ES and PK.||19 nov. 2022||7 déc. 2022|
|Lane Hutson||DG||18||2 of 3||73 P2||Undersize but dynamic and elusive
Makes plays in tight quarters. Escapes pressure. A distributor by trade but not shy about directing pucks on goal. Underrated shooter.
Skill set and brain to be used in all situations but not likely to PK in NHL
Transitional 'D'||19 nov. 2022||7 déc. 2022|
|Luke Tuch||AG||20||1 of 1||63 L4||Big body forward who can be deployed in a variety of roles Skates well. Sound stride. Agile.
On the PP he creates distraction around the crease / gets in goalies eyes / leverages well against physical opponents
Hockey IQ is reliable enough to be used on the PK and trusted in D-zone overall
Front the play well on the PK / Gets in shooting lanes. Has been a secondary scorer throughout his development.||19 nov. 2022||7 déc. 2022|
|Juraj Slafkovsky||AD||18||3 of 6||68 T6||It's been a slow build to begin his first NHL season in Montreal.
Generally hovers around 11:30 TOI. He is used at ES and the PP.
Surprisingly quick and fast for his stature. His list weight is now 238lbs.
There is no question he is capable at the NHL level from the hash marks down in the offensive zone. He's a load around the crease and coming off the boards with the puck.
Needs to adapt to the speed of the game and make quicker, safer, plays in all three zones.||19 nov. 2022||20 nov. 2022|
|Nicolas Beaudin||DG||23||1 of 1||49 RL||A light / 2-way / Transitional defender. He can QB a PP unit at the minor league level and has always had the ability / fitness to log big minutes if required
At the AHL level his defending has been average overall. When the game gets heavy along the boards or out front his net he struggles to match up due to his stature.
A good skater who has vision and is capable of making sound outlets or joining the rush with and without the puck. At this stage he is leaning more AHL defender than NHL.||15 oct. 2022||26 oct. 2022|
|Nathan Légaré||AD||21||1 of 1||49 DP||A 2-way forward who doesn't shy away from the hard areas of the ice
Involved along the wall and out front the net
Average skill overall
Average pace as well
Role player at the minor league level at this stage of his development||17 sept. 2022||27 sept. 2022|
|Riley Kidney||C||19||2 of 3||68 T6||Element is offense.
Sees the ice. Quick release in traffic. Takes very little time distributing on the PP. Thinks the play before it happens. Great stick.
Defensively he is capable at ES but does not project to be used on the PK.
Room for added strength.
Needs time but projects to produce at ES and the PP||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|William Trudeau||DG||19||1 of 1||70 D7||Showed well at the Buffalo Sabres Prospects Challenge (2022)
Solid skill. Moves well. Distributes the puck appropriately. Can be used on the PP.
A capable defender. Has some push back. Reliable IQ / three zone sense.
Doesn't have any glaring weaknesses.
Added strength will lead to more quickness and open ice speed ... which should result in more opportunities for his skill set to have impact at the pro level.||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Lucas Condotta||AG||24||1 of 1||56 RL||2-way energy forward who plays quick and physical
Average skill set overall for the NHL game
Creates havoc when pursuing opponents. Plays to the line, sometimes over it, when finishing his checks but NEVER backs down
Easy to identify. Depth role player.||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Arber Xhekaj||DG||21||2 of 3||67 P3||Easily identified
A 2-way / Physical / Shut Down Defender
Capable with the puck. He outlets well on his forehand side. On his back hand he has room for improvement and will have to execute quicker and more accurately.
A throwback on the physical side. He has a presence. Gaps up. Finishes his checks. Never backs down from a challenge. Sound skater. Long reach. Projects to be used RS and PK.||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Owen Beck||C||18||2 of 3||82 M6||At his first pro camp this fall he has shown he is capable of challenging for a job in the middle six of an NHL roster. It's possible he could see spot duty as a second line option in time.
Fantastic awareness. Keeps the play in front of him. Rarely out of position in any zone. Excellent in the face-off circle. Equal success on both sides of the ice. He turns his stick over to take draws on his weak side. The kind of player who can be trusted in all situations. Better than secondary scoring upside. Not shy. He battles in the hard areas.||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Mattias Norlinder||DD||22||2 of 2||61 P3||Projects as a 2-way 'D' who can be used on the 2nd unit PP if required.
Historically Norlinder has been deployed at ES and the PP playing pro in Sweden. He does not have a history of being used on the PK despite showing he is reliable at ES.
Sees the ice. Outlets accurately. More of a distributor than a shooter in the offensive zone.
Solid skater. Quick out of the gate. Not a physical defender. Adapting to the smaller ice surface and speed rush against will take some time but he has sound IQ and should adjust.||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Miguël Tourigny||DD||20||1 of 1||70 RL||Stood out, for the Canadiens, at the Buffalo Sabres Prospect Challenge
Undersize 'Transitional D' who has a strong core and surprising leverage. He caught opponents off guard with his push back. He was rarely knocked off the play and never backed down in the hard areas.
Off the rush he has the quickness and speed to drive wide and create. Contributed on the PP. Equal parts shooter/distributor. An intriguing prospect to monitor.||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Jordan Harris||DG||22||3 of 4||73 P2||Trending up.
A reliable 2-way 'D' who moves well and has sound hockey 'IQ'
On the PK he gets in the shooting lanes and has an active stick. Reads the play very well. Rarely caught out of position.
Offensively he picks his spots to pinch down and extend plays. Outlets are stick to stick. Occasionally he will join the rush. Has shown, in the past, he can play big minutes. A leader||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Jan Mysak||C||20||2 of 2||62 M6||His game has evolved. Showing more 'buy in ' in all three zones. His off the puck detail has improved. Much more capable and aware defensively.
Element is offense. More of a shooter than a distributor. Quick release. Ability to score from the flank and interior. Pucks find him in the offensive zone.
Requires more strength which should lead to added explosiveness and separation.||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Justin Barron||DD||20||1 of 2||66 P2||Transitional / 2-way 'D' ... Leans transitional
Good size. Moves well. Brings skill and vision. More of a distributor than a shooter.
Agile. Has ability to spin off pressure and skate pucks up ice. On the offensive blue line he 'walks' the blue line to open up options to make plays.
A 'bumper' in the defensive zone. He isn't a punishing player.
Top 4 NHL 'D' on projection. Bulk of his minutes will be skated at ES and PP. Not likely a PK #1||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Emil Heineman||AG||20||1 of 1||66 L4||First camp with the Canadiens
At the Buffalo Sabres Prospect Challenge he showed more finish than expected
Off the rush, when he found open space, he took pucks to the net and finished his chances
On the PP he scored back door via a one-timer from his weak side.
Projected to be a player who would provide energy, tenacity, and ability to PK when drafted
Has a chance to be NHL player in time if he plays to his identity and adds secondary offense.||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Filip Mesar||AD||18||2 of 3||59 T6||First NHL camp and rookie games in Buffalo showcased his offensive ability.
Creative. Really good stick. Doesn't take time to make plays on the PP. Sees options developing and executes. Can be a threat off the rush. Quick in transition when he identifies open ice and chance to create. Defensively he has a long way to go with his defending on the smaller ice. His element is offense so he does cut some corner. Additionally he is a light player who doesn't battle in the trenches. Line mates do heavy lifting.||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Kaiden Guhle||DG||20||2 of 3||79 P1||Outstanding prospect who can be used in all situations.
Plays quick and fast
Not shy about playing physical and battling in the trenches. Gaps up with authority.
Sees the ice. Distributes very well. Reads his options. Recognizes when to join offense as an extra layer without sacrificing defensive responsibilities.
Top pairing upside. Brings size, skill, high end compete and detail. A leader.||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Juraj Slafkovsky||AD||18||2 of 6||70 T6||Added more strength and weight over the summer. Weighed into Canadiens camp at 238lbs
Physical tools are impressive. Already displaying ability to pressure opponents up ice as F1
Along the boards and the crease he bumps people off the play with relative ease.
Sneaky skill in tight areas when extending plays or creating turnovers. More playmaking upside than he has displayed in the past. Off the rush, with the puck on his stick, he has the pace to get the edge and drive. Small details, defensively and on small ice, need time.||15 sept. 2022||26 sept. 2022|
|Jan Mysak||C||20||1 of 2||65 M6||His game has evolved. There was a time in his development that his off the puck detail and defensive zone awareness were massive concerns and areas in need of significant improvement. He has elevated his detail and shown he can PK on occasion and take key defensive zone draws. His pure element is offense. He has a quick release and can score from the flank and the interior. Mysak is more of a shooter than a playmaker. Remains a prospect who has to play up in the lineup to have impact. Added strength required for NHL||20 août 2022||13 sept. 2022|
|Joshua Roy||AD||19||2 of 3||68 M6||His offense has spiked dramatically during his development.
Showing more willingness to disrupt the play as F1 on the forecheck
Taking the body more and going to the crease looking for tips and rebounds
Off the rush, if he gets the edge, he will go to the net with the puck.
Element is offense. Defensive effort and awareness is evolving.||19 août 2022||21 août 2022|
|Owen Beck||C||18||1 of 3||74 M6||The kind of player that is used in all situations and takes pride in small details of the game.
Excellent in the face-off circle. He wins the majority of his draws which leads to immediate control for his team. He can roll over the boards to take a key d-zone face-off, win it, and then change. Not a burner in open ice but still well above average quickness and speed. Has a plan with the puck on his stick. He has high end hockey IQ. He scored 5 of his 21 goals on the PP and also contributed a SHG. Not shy. Gets involved. Provides a bit of everything.||20 mars 2022||3 juill. 2022|
|Vinzenz Rohrer||AD||17||1 of 1||65 M6||A very young prospect for the 2022 NHL draft. Vinzenz is one week from being eligible for the 2023 draft class. A smart 2-way forward who has some top 6 NHL scoring upside. He's an intelligent prospect who can be deployed in all situations. He has some small areas skill that leads to scoring chances. His battle is adequate for his stature. His speed in transition is sound. He has the skill to transport pucks through the neutral zone and make plays off the attack. His upside will be determined by how much more strength and power he adds.||2 févr. 2022||3 juill. 2022|
|Lane Hutson||DG||18||1 of 3||77 P2||Size will be the discussion. If he can add 20lbs in the coming years he will have no problem at the NHL level. More of a distributor than shooter.
He seems to have the puck on his stick every shift. Makes plays. Sees the ice. Elite vision overall. He can lead the rush or join it as an extra layer. His ability to spin off checks and make plays is exceptional. High end Hockey IQ and three zone awareness. He jumps to space quicker than opponents and relies on an active stick defensively.||27 mars 2022||2 juill. 2022|
|Mattias Norlinder||DG||21||1 of 2||63 P3||Playing in the 'SHL' for 'Frolunda' his AVG TOI ranged from (12:30) - (19:50) in 21/22 season
Deployed at (ES) and (PP). Does not (PK) in the SHL. Reliable defender at (ES)
A distributor on the (PP). He wastes little time with the puck on his stick. He sees the ice and makes quick, accurate puck plays. Much more of a distributor than a shooter.
A good skater. Quick out of the gate. He's agile. His read/react game is sound. Solid hockey IQ. Not much of a physical element but he will take a hit to make a play. Steady 2-way 'D'||1 avr. 2022||2 juill. 2022|
|Riley Kidney||C||19||1 of 3||72 T6||High end offense. He scores equally at home and on the road. His game has grown month / month this year. In the month of March 2022 his production went to a season high (14GP-6G-18A-24pts). His ability to spin off pressure is excellent. Quick stick passing and shooting the puck. Sees the ice. In the offensive zone he thinks plays ahead of time (has a plan) Defensively he is responsible enough to take draws in his zone. Great stick. Not shy about driving to the middle of the ice and making plays in traffic. Moves well. Room for strength.||1 avr. 2022||2 juill. 2022|
|Filip Mesar||AD||18||1 of 3||63 T6||An undersized quick, fast, and skilled forward who plays his off-wing.
Filip is dangerous off the rush. He transports the puck effectively and looks to create offense. At times he will use the entire width of the ice off the attack which makes him more difficult to defend but also a challenge to skate with on on the same line. On the PP he is equal parts distributor and shooter. His opens up from the flank and has a quick release. He's light along the boards and in traffic. Line mates will have to do the heavy lifting. He is not a player who will extend plays in the hard areas. Pure offense. Lacks detail defensively.
The kind of player who values space. Off the rush he uses the entire width of the ice then uses his quickness to jump to the middle of the ice and get pucks to the net. On the PP he is equal parts distributor / shooter coming from the weak side. Not the kind of player who will extend plays in the hard areas. Quick release in traffic is attractive element. Easy to identify is potential upside.||2 avr. 2022||2 juill. 2022|
|Juraj Slafkovsky||AD||18||1 of 6||66 T6||There have been times in his developoment that he has scored in streaks. Juraj excelled playing against his own age group, had a fantastic Olympics, and contributed in Liiga before ending his season with an excellent showing at the Men's World Championships. A big body / power forward frame. A sound skater who has shown more attack off the rush as the season progressed. He uses his strength to extend plays along the boards and takes pucks to the net. His three zone detail and awareness is also reliable. Top 6 / Top 3 NHL forward.||25 avr. 2022||1 juill. 2022|
|Arber Xhekaj||DG||21||1 of 3||68 P3||A big, strong, physical defender who plays with a presence.
Arber has the hockey IQ to be deployed in a variety of roles.
As a pro he could provide some secondary offense. He distributes well and can shoot the puck accurately from long range.
Defensively he takes away time and space with his size and leverage.
In time he could develop into a top 4 NHL defender||29 juin 2022||30 juin 2022|
|Jayden Struble||DG||20||3 of 5||69 P3||Plays to his identity. A hard nosed 2-way 'D' who is being used upwards of 20:00 per game in all situations at the college level.
As a pro he is not likely to contribute on the (PP).
Good skater. Explosive. Fast on a straight line heading out of his zone or tracking back on pucks. Capable with the puck but not elite.
High end compete. Physical element. Battles. Could end up being a solid #4 at the NHL level.||18 mars 2022||4 avr. 2022|
|Kaiden Guhle||DG||20||1 of 3||79 P1||Complete player / prospect. A leader. Potentially a top pairing 'D' who can be deployed in all situations. He's big, agile and aggressive. Gaps up defending his blue line. Detailed. Competitive. Engaged. He battles. Offensively he is capable of moving pucks and joining the play. Hard and accurate release from distance. He gets pucks to the net. The kind of player teams can build around on the back end.||11 mars 2022||3 avr. 2022|
|Joshua Roy||AD||18||1 of 3||64 M6||In a tight race for top scorer in the 'Q' Year over year his avg. PPG (0.73 / 1.0 / 1.83). An interesting statistic that has remained constant is his shooting %. His year over year shot generation (125 / 143 / 246 ) resulting in scoring % ( 12.8 / 15.4 / 15.4 ). His element is offense. He has been described as more shooter than distributor but he has been more of a playmaker overall this season. Skating is sound. At times he shows an extra gear. Three zone detail and commitment will need to improve as he turns pro. His role will be (ES/PP||2 avr. 2022||3 avr. 2022|
|Ty Smilanic||C||20||2 of 2||54 M6||An active forward who plays quick and fast. A goal scorer more than a playmaker. His stats line (41GP -13G-10A-23pts) included 4 goals on the PP and 3 GWG. He has the knack to score goals at key times of the game. The game is about scoring goals and he fits the role. As F1 on the forecheck he has the ability to pressure the puck and create turnovers. Some bump to his game but he creates confusion with his quickness to take away time and space. Used (ES) and (PP) Does not (PK) His 'D' zone commitment and awareness off the puck (NI||19 mars 2022||3 avr. 2022|
|Sean Farrell||C||20||1 of 3||65 M6||Undersize skill forward who sees the ice and makes plays. His IQ with the puck on his stick is high end. Taking pucks off the wall in his zone he surveys options and makes sound decisions. On the (PP) he is comfortable in motion, making plays from the top of the zone or utilized as the middle bumper. Quick release when he gets puck on his stick in scoring areas. Quick out of the gate. Extending his pace in transition has room for growth. Used primarily (ES) and (PP#1). Did (PK) at times and was average in the role. Element is offense. Competes||19 mars 2022||3 avr. 2022|
|Jakub Dobes||G||20||2 of 4||66 BU||Very good freshman year at OSU. A big body / butterfly goalie. Above average feet for his stature. Moves adequately. Not the quickest laterally but he makes up for it by being big in the net. Glove hand is average plus. At times he swats at the puck instead of absorbing it. Low blocker (around knee high) is an area of weakness that requires attention. Plays the puck very well. Can outlet long range. When he is on his game he doesn't stray outside the paint or his posts. Gets into trouble when he ranges to far tracking pucks side to side. Trending up.||4 mars 2022||2 avr. 2022|
|Jayden Struble||DG||20||2 of 5||66 P3||Trending up. AVG TOI hovered close to (20:00) this season overall.
Used in all situations. On the PP can skate pucks up ice and lead the PP B/O. When he gets a look at the net he directs pucks on net from range. Rarely takes a slap shot. Quick release snap and wrist shot. Capable distributor. At ES and on the PK he doesn't give away space in his end for free. Closes on opponents. Has an edge. Plays to the line and sometimes over it.
A physical, 2-way D. Lower end secondary offense. Hard nosed. Pro style approach.||12 mars 2022||28 mars 2022|
|Jordan Harris||DG||21||2 of 4||68 P3||A leader. Captain at Northeastern. Used in all situations at the college level. Sound Hockey IQ
AVG TOI in his final 10 segment was north of (27:00) !
2-way D. Makes a good first pass. Will join the rush / add layer offensively / occasionally.
On the PK his read / react game is sound. Gets into shooting lanes. Active stick.
Good skater. Not exceptionally fast. It will take some time for him to adjust his pace to the pro game. Trending up overall. Has a chance to be an NHL regular. Don't expect a ton offensively||12 mars 2022||28 mars 2022|
|Ty Smilanic||C||20||1 of 2||56 M6||His element is offense
Leans shooter more than playmaker. A goal scorer more than a distributor
Ability to play the game quick and fast.
A competitive player. He works but his overall 3 zone detail has a long way to go.
At this stage in his development he has not shown he can be deployed in key defensive zone scenarios or be used on the PK.
At the college level his average TOI (15:22) come from ES and PP. Used on PP#1||12 mars 2022||17 mars 2022|
|Lias Andersson||C||23||1 of 1||49 RL||A perplexing player who is still young enough to be considered a prospect.
Moves fine. His pace has improved since his draft year. His element, as a draft, forecasted to be a mid-range contributor offensively. He produced as a junior and playing pro in Sweden.
There have been some significant set backs with his game at the NHL level. To date he has not solidified himself as an NHL regular / played to a specific identity.
Three zone detail is pretty sound. Goes to net looking for pucks. Decent in transition. Worth a 'buy-low' price. Only 23 years old.||2 mars 2022||3 mars 2022|
|Jake Evans||C||25||1 of 2||50 L4||Has worked hard to become an NHL player over the past several seasons
A proven scorer at the AHL level who has turned himself into more of a 2-way / checking / PK forward at the NHL level
Doesn't bring much in the way of a physical element.
Skates well. Pretty sound three zone awareness.
Depth NHL player who will always have to earn his job.||21 févr. 2022||22 févr. 2022|
|David Savard||DD||31||1 of 2||53 P2||Big body. Veteran right shot 'D'
In the past he has shown he can produce offensively but lately that element has been trending down.
Brings a presence. Manages the game. Recognizes his limitations and plays with himself.
A #4 on a mid-range team. A #5 on a good team.
Averages over 20:00 per game.
Moves fine. Can make simple plays with the puck.||21 févr. 2022||22 févr. 2022|
|Michael Pezzetta||AG||23||1 of 2||38 RL||Role player
Team guy who is willing to mix things up||21 févr. 2022||22 févr. 2022|
|Joel Armia||AD||28||1 of 1||51 L4||After a very good playoff last spring/summer he looked poised to take his game to a more consistent level. Unfortunately that has not materialized.
A big body forward who can create havoc when he is moving his feet and using his large frame to disrupt opponents.
Has shown the ability to be a reliable match up / penalty killer who can bring secondary offense.
The bottom line is you don't know what version of this player you get on a regular basis.||21 févr. 2022||22 févr. 2022|
|Christian Dvorak||C||26||1 of 1||51 M6||Currently injured
It's been a difficult year
Has not established himself at the top of the lineup as the second line 'go too' centreman
Everything has been off. His handles have been inconsistent. He has had a tough time stringing consistent results together. His 5vs5 play has ranged. At times he has been invisible.
A much better player than what he has shown this season. Needs a fresh start. A reset.
Mid range pace. Solid skill. Reliable IQ.||21 févr. 2022||22 févr. 2022|
|Cole Caufield||AD||21||1 of 3||50 T6||It's been a struggle this season
The entire team around him has had a tough year
This player is much better than his stats reflect
Easily identified. He's a shooter. Elite hands in tight space. Quick release. A threat on the PP.
At even strength he has struggled to be involved enough offensively. Not enough touches. Not enough results for a player with his offensive element.
He will always lean offense and have some holes in his game defensively.
When he's not scoring, or at the very least a threat to score, he blends into the game
Has time on his side to improve his overall detail||21 févr. 2022||22 févr. 2022|
|Chris Wideman||DD||32||1 of 2||51 D7||Well travelled
A 2-way / Transitional 'D'
Below average defender
Used on the PP
A depth option at the NHL level||21 févr. 2022||22 févr. 2022|
|Nick Suzuki||C||22||1 of 2||71 T3||Has endured a challenging year.
His stats have fallen off but they don't tell the entire story.
He has not had the same amount of support surrounding him this season.
Chalk this season up to a learning experience and hopefully a 'one off'
Top end skill and mind. He can be used in all situations and trusted on the defensive side of the ledger.
Added weight and strength has resulted in more stability in the hard areas.
Remains a key piece of the puzzle to build around moving forward
Can be used in all situations.||21 févr. 2022||22 févr. 2022|
|Brendan Gallagher||AD||29||1 of 2||61 M6||Heart and soul player who leaves everything on the ice
Competes. Cares. Gives everything he has.
When he isn't producing offense he contributes in other areas with his aggressive style of forechecking and battling in the hard areas.
His production, however, is falling off and his durability will potentially become a concern as he continues into his 30's
Has the pace, skill, and brain to be used in all situations. Leads by example.||21 févr. 2022||22 févr. 2022|
|Samuel Montembeault||G||25||1 of 4||64 #3||Getting a chance to play games at the NHL level with number of injuries in Mtl system
His stats do not tell the entire story
Amount of high danger shots Mtl goalies have had to face this season is well above league avg
Good size. Good feet. Tracks the play pretty well. Mostly sound positionally.
Pads are a bit too active at times leading to second chances against. Rebound control can improve
Low end of average playing the puck.
Butterfly goalie who has earned the opportunity to compete for a back up job next season.
Young enough to be considered a prospect.||21 févr. 2022||22 févr. 2022|
|Blake Biondi||C||19||1 of 1||58 L4||Works
Competes in the trenches. Battles along the wall. Extends plays. Consistent.
Better than average puck touch.
Leans shooter more than playmaker.
Tracks back the full 200ft. Doesn't cheat.
His skating stride is unusual but he gets places on time.
Element is finding pucks and pushing back in hard areas of the game.||11 déc. 2021||17 janv. 2022|
|Jakub Dobes||G||20||1 of 4||68 #3||Big body goaltender who plays a Butterfly / Hybrid style
Pucks find him in traffic when he positions himself at the top of his crease due to his large frame
Moves and tracks pucks well laterally
Rebound control is an area of concern at times.
Plays puck very well. Ability to outlet long range and clear pucks from pressure is a plus
Prospect who is on the rise||3 déc. 2021||4 janv. 2022|