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An NHL recruiter is very complimentary towards a prospect who could very well end up in Montreal

Published May 20, 2023 at 11:05
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The NHL Draft is in five weeks, and the Montreal Canadiens are doing their homework with the prospects to make the best possible selections, as the organization will technically have two first round picks unless there is a trade, said an NHL recruiter.

With the Florida Panthers' pick, which will be between the 29th and 32nd overall, depending on the final playoff standings, Kent Hughes and his team will need some luck to land an impact prospect.

However, according to an NHL recruiter, a Quebec player could potentially become one, and he might still be available when the Canadiens make their second selection of the day.

Indeed, Jean-Philippe Glaude, who works for the Nashville Predators, had high praise for forward Ethan Gauthier, son of former NHL player Denis Gauthier.


Wow!

Glaude believes that Gauthier is the type of player who has a positive impact on his team in every game he plays. Having seen a few of his games with the Sherbrooke Phoenix, Gauthier is a hard worker and already plays a professional style of game that translates well to the next level.

While some experts believe he could go in the middle of the draft, others think he might slide towards the end of the first round and become a target for the Canadiens.

In 66 games this season, the 18-year-old recorded 30 goals and 69 points. He added 11 points, including four goals, in 11 playoff games.
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