In The System – December 19, 2022

By JD Lagrange – In The System has become a very popular feature with our readers. This week, let’s see how the team’s top prospects are progressing. The far right column shows how the players are trending based on the previous week. Remember that this is in no way some expert dissection and in-depth analysis, but rather an overview at one point in time about how those young prospects are producing at their respective level.

Skaters

First, let’s have a look at the skaters or, in other words, all players but goaltenders.

NAMETEAMLEAGUEGPGAPTSPTS/GPPIM+/-TREND
Joshua Roy (W/C)Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL261825431.656+22➡️
Sean Farrell (C/LW)Harvard Univ.NCAA11711181.646+10➡️
Jared Davidson (C)Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL251623391.5629+24⬆️
Riley Kidney (C)Acadie-Bathurst TitansQMJHL281328411.4624+1⬇️
Owen Beck (C)Mississauga SteelheadsOHL271623391.4420+8⬆️
Filip Mesar (RW/C)Kitchener RangersOHL171012221.2940➡️
Vinzenz Rohrer (C/RW)Ottawa 67'sOHL261120311.1912+18➡️
Cedrick Guindon (LW/C)Owen Sound AttackOHL311226381.236+5⬇️
Lane Hutson (D)Boston Univ.NCAA16711181.1312+7➡️
Logan Mailloux (D)London KnightsOHL241010200.8330+6➡️
Jesse Ylönen (RW)Laval RocketAHL28716230.8316-7⬇️
Xavier Simoneau (C)Laval RocketAHL23414180.7819-6➡️
Nicolas BeaudinLaval RocketAHL16210120.7518+6N/A
Rhett Pitlick (LW)Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA2085130.6516+6➡️
Justin Barron (D)Laval RocketAHL2579160.646-3⬆️
Rafaël Harvey-PinardLaval RocketAHL2898170.6116-6⬇️
Miguël Tourigny (D)HK Dukla TrencinSlovakia153690.6027-5➡️
Luke Tuch (LW)Boston Univ.NCAA163690.5611+1➡️
Jack Gorniak (LW/C)Univ. WisconsinNCAA182680.4420+1➡️
Oliver Kapanen (C)KalPaLiiga3277140.4414+1⬇️
Blake Biondi (C)Univ. Minnesota-DuluthNCAA163360.384-4➡️
Jayden Struble (D)Northeastern Univ.NCAA141340.2948+4⬇️
Emil HeinemanLeksands IFSHL92020.220-4➡️
Mattias Norlinder (D)Laval RocketAHL250550.206-6⬇️
Jan Mysak (C/LW)Laval RocketAHL202130.154-7➡️

After getting cut from Team Canada for the World Juniors, Owen Beck sent Hockey Canada a message, putting up six points in two games. With four points in his last two games with Laval, defenseman Justin Barron also had a substantial jump up the chart.

I have added Laval Rocket defenseman Nicolas Beaudin, acquired in late October in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks for Cam Hillis. The 23 year-old rearguard jumps right into the middle of the pack in points per game, with 11 points in 13 games so far in Laval.

When the World Junior Championships get underway, I will add a table of all Canadiens’ prospects and their production at the tournament.

Goaltenders

And now, to the organization’s goaltending prospects…

NAMETEAMLEAGUEGPGAASv%TREND
Jakub DobesOhio State Univ.NCAA202.29.917⬆️
Emmett CroteauWaterloo Black HawksUSHL122.67.906⬆️
Cayden PrimeauLaval RocketAHL123.53.893➡️
Joe VrbeticTrois-Rivières LionsECHL103.53.881➡️
Laval RocketAHL24.08.867➡️
Frederik DichowFrölunda HCSHL63.35.878➡️

Jakub Dobes played two games last week while Emmett Croteau only played one. Cayden Primeau is still injured.

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