In The System – January 2, 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.


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

Joshua Roy (W/C)Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL261825431.656+22➡️
Jared Davidson (C)Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL291928471.6240+25⬆️
Sean Farrell (C/LW)Harvard Univ.NCAA13713201.546+11⬇️
Riley Kidney (C)Acadie-Bathurst TitansQMJHL311431451.4528-1⬇️
Owen Beck (C)Mississauga SteelheadsOHL301723401.3320+6⬇️
Filip Mesar (RW/C)Kitchener RangersOHL171012221.2940➡️
Vinzenz Rohrer (C/RW)Ottawa 67'sOHL261120311.1912+18➡️
Cedrick Guindon (LW/C)Owen Sound AttackOHL331228401.218+7⬇️
Lane Hutson (D)Boston Univ.NCAA16711181.1312+7➡️
Logan Mailloux (D)London KnightsOHL261114250.9639+10⬆️
Jesse Ylönen (RW)Laval RocketAHL31718250.8116-6⬇️
Xavier Simoneau (C)Laval RocketAHL23414180.7819-6➡️
Nicolas BeaudinLaval RocketAHL17211130.7618+7⬆️
Rhett Pitlick (LW)Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA2085130.6516+6➡️
Justin Barron (D)Laval RocketAHL2579160.646-3➡️
Rafaël Harvey-PinardLaval RocketAHL31118190.6116-3➡️
Miguël Tourigny (D)HK Dukla TrencinSlovakia2038110.5527-5⬇️
Luke Tuch (LW)Boston Univ.NCAA173690.53110⬇️
Oliver Kapanen (C)KalPaLiiga3277140.4414+1➡️
Jack Gorniak (LW/C)Univ. WisconsinNCAA202680.4022+2⬇️
Blake Biondi (C)Univ. Minnesota-DuluthNCAA163360.384-4➡️
Jayden Struble (D)Northeastern Univ.NCAA161340.2548-1⬇️
Emil HeinemanLeksands IFSHL123030.252-5⬆️
Mattias Norlinder (D)Laval RocketAHL280660.218-5⬆️
Jan Mysak (C/LW)Laval RocketAHL202130.154-7➡️

Jarred Davidson and Logan Mailloux had a very good week, while Justin Barron was called up from Laval to the Canadiens. In his last game however, Mailloux has been suspended three games by the OHL for coming to the defense of his goaltender. Owen Beck has been called to Team Canada for the World Junior Championships due to an injury to Colton Dach, Kirby’s younger brother.


And now, to the organization’s goaltending prospects…

Jakub DobesOhio State Univ.NCAA202.29.917➡️
Emmett CroteauWaterloo Black HawksUSHL132.87.897⬇️
Cayden PrimeauLaval RocketAHL123.53.893➡️
Joe VrbeticTrois-Rivières LionsECHL103.53.881➡️
Laval RocketAHL32.70.903➡️
Frederik DichowFrölunda HCSHL73.23.884⬆️

Only Emmett Croteau and Frederik Dichow played this past week, a game each. Croteau had a rough outing while Dichow upped his numbers ever so slightly. The goaltending position is not looking so hot when it comes to prospects right now.

World Junior Championships

Up until yesterday, the Canadiens had six players participating in this year’s World Junior Championships. Team Canada has called up Owen Beck on an emergency basis to replace Colton Dach (Kirby’s brother) who suffered a tournament ending injury.


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