In The System – November 28, 2022

By JD Lagrange – Just how are the Montreal Canadiens’ prospects doing, you asked? In this the third edition of this new feature, let’s see how the team’s top prospects are progressing. You will notice a column to show 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
Jared Davidson (C)Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL161116271.6914+17⬇️
Riley Kidney (C)Acadie-Bathurst TitansQMJHL241326391.6322+4⬆️
Joshua Roy (W/C)Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL221520351.596+20⬇️
Owen Beck (C)Mississauga SteelheadsOHL201514291.4520+10⬇️
Sean Farrell (C/LW)Harvard Univ.NCAA949131.446+9⬆️
Cedrick Guindon (LW/C)Owen Sound AttackOHL23923321.394+8⬇️
Vinzenz Rohrer (C/RW)Ottawa 67'sOHL21818261.2410+15⬇️
Lane Hutson (D)Boston Univ.NCAA1268141.178+4⬆️
Filip Mesar (RW/C)Kitchener RangersOHL14610161.144-6⬇️
Logan Mailloux (D)London KnightsOHL1677140.8820+2⬇️
Xavier Simoneau (C)Laval RocketAHL19412160.8415-1⬆️
Jesse Ylönen (RW)Laval RocketAHL20411150.7516-4⬆️
Luke Tuch (LW)Boston Univ.NCAA123580.6790⬆️
Miguël Tourigny (D)HK Dukla TrencinSlovakia113470.642-3⬆️
Rhett Pitlick (LW)Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA1655100.6314+5⬇️
Justin Barron (D)Laval RocketAHL2066120.606-3⬆️
Rafaël Harvey-PinardLaval RocketAHL2064100.5010-6⬆️
Emil HeinemanLeksands IFSHL42020.500-1N/A
Oliver Kapanen (C)KalPaLiiga2557120.4814+3➡️
Blake Biondi (C)Univ. Minnesota-DuluthNCAA143360.434-3➡️
Jack Gorniak (LW/C)Univ. WisconsinNCAA142460.434+2➡️
Jayden Struble (D)Northeastern Univ.NCAA131340.3129+4⬇️
Mattias Norlinder (D)Laval RocketAHL170550.294-2➡️
Jan Mysak (C/LW)Laval RocketAHL182130.174-6⬆️

You will notice that we have added Emil Heineman to the list, he who is back from injury suffered at the Canadiens’ training camp. He has played his first four games in the SHL and has recorded two goals already. 

Riley Kidney has surpassed Joshua Roy in points per game. Lane Hutson, Xavier Simoneau, Jesse Ylönen, Miguël Tourigny, Justin Barron and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard had an excellent week as well.

Goaltenders

And now, to the organization’s goaltending prospects…

NAMETEAMLEAGUEGPGAASv%TREND
Jakub DobesOhio State Univ.NCAA162.31.916⬆️
Emmett CroteauWaterloo Black HawksUSHL112.66.904⬇️
Cayden PrimeauLaval RocketAHL123.53.893⬇️
Joe VrbeticTrois-Rivières LionsECHL103.53.881⬇️
Frederik DichowFrölunda HCSHL53.03.888➡️

Only Jakub Dobes has improved his stats from a week ago. Looking at it statistically, the Canadiens might have to see help sooner than later in goaltending depth.

Hope you enjoy this feature. See you next week.

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In The System – November 21, 2022

By JD Lagrange – Just how are the Montreal Canadiens’ prospects doing, you asked? In this the second edition of this new feature, let’s see how the team’s top prospects are progressing. You will notice that we’ve added a column to show how the players are trending based on the previous stats. 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
Jared Davidson (C)Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL13815231.7712+15⬇️
Joshua Roy (W/C)Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL191220321.686+18⬆️
Riley Kidney (C)Acadie-Bathurst TitansQMJHL211222341.62160⬆️
Owen Beck (C)Mississauga SteelheadsOHL171411251.4713+10➡️
Sean Farrell (C/LW)Harvard Univ.NCAA746101.436+9⬆️
Cedrick Guindon (LW/C)Owen Sound AttackOHL20919281.402+7⬆️
Vinzenz Rohrer (C/RW)Ottawa 67'sOHL19817251.328+15⬆️
Filip Mesar (RW/C)Kitchener RangersOHL1268141.174-5⬇️
Lane Hutson (D)Boston Univ.NCAA1148121.098+1⬇️
Logan Mailloux (D)London KnightsOHL1477141.00160⬇️
Xavier Simoneau (C)Laval RocketAHL1649130.8113-4⬆️
Jesse Ylönen (RW)Laval RocketAHL1747110.6514-4⬆️
Luke Tuch (LW)Boston Univ.NCAA113470.649-1⬇️
Rhett Pitlick (LW)Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA144590.6414+7⬆️
Oliver Kapanen (C)KalPaLiiga2356110.4814+3⬇️
Justin Barron (D)Laval RocketAHL173580.476-4⬇️
Miguël Tourigny (D)HK Dukla TrencinSlovakia91340.442-3⬇️
Blake Biondi (C)Univ. Minnesota-DuluthNCAA143360.434-3⬇️
Jack Gorniak (LW/C)Univ. WisconsinNCAA142460.434+2⬇️
Rafaël Harvey-PinardLaval RocketAHL175270.418-3⬇️
Jayden Struble (D)Northeastern Univ.NCAA121340.3329+4⬇️
Mattias Norlinder (D)Laval RocketAHL170550.294-2⬇️
Jan Mysak (C/LW)Laval RocketAHL151010.074-6⬇️

Joshua Roy, Riley Kidney, Sean Farrell, Cedrick Guindon and Vinzenz Rohrer all had an outstanding week, improving on their already impressive points per game. Xavier Simoneau, Jesse Ylönen and Rhett Pitlick also had a very good week.

At the other end of the spectrum, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and Jan Mysak in Laval are having a very disappointing season thus far and both guys’ production – which wasn’t great to start with – has regressed.

Goaltenders

And now, to the organization’s goaltending prospects…

NAMETEAMLEAGUEGPGAASv%TREND
Jakub DobesOhio State Univ.NCAA142.34.915⬆️
Emmett CroteauWaterloo Black HawksUSHL102.51.910⬆️
Cayden PrimeauLaval RocketAHL103.42.895⬇️
Joe VrbeticTrois-Rivières LionsECHL83.18.888⬇️
Frederik DichowFrölunda HCSHL53.03.888➡️

Jakub Dobes and Emmett Croteau both had an outstanding week of work. Cayden Primeau and Joe Vrbetic had a tough week while Frederik Dichow didn’t play this week.

Hope you enjoy this feature. See you next week.

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