Acquisition by the Montreal Canadiens organization: Kent Hughes may have made a potentially brilliant move with the selection of Owen Beck

Published August 29, 2023 at 9:01 PM
BY ELIAS
The Montreal Canadiens had the first pick in the second round of the 2022 draft. In the world of hockey, this pick is considered special for organizations because it's the only one, aside from the overall first pick, that can be thoroughly premeditated.

Teams that hold this choice have an entire night to make the right decision. With this 33rd pick, Kent Hughes and the Habs chose center player, Owen Beck.

A year later, this choice is shaping up to be a potentially brilliant move, after a solid season amassing 66 points, including 24 goals, in 60 games. However, while his offensive output is notable, it's especially his all-around play and defensive abilities that stand out. Moreover, he's a real force in the faceoff circle.

Recently, even the official NHL network acknowledged the 19-year-old Canadiens prospect's potential, even suggesting he will have a lengthy tenure in the Bettman league, which says a lot.


"He's a complete player. He's an intelligent player. To me, he's the kind of player who will stay in the League for a very long time."

"Mike Kelly (NHL) praises Owen Beck." -NHL Website

If Phillip Danault's departure left a gap in the team's center line due to his excellence over the full 200 feet of the rink, Beck might very well become his replacement in a few years.

We're eager to see his development in the Canadiens' training camp, as he could certainly cause quite a few surprises, given his above-average game intelligence. Let's not forget that he even played a game last year with the Habs following an emergency call-up.


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