Bob Hartley drops a bombshell regarding Owen Beck and Shane Wright

Published May 11, 2023 at 8:40

Bob Hartley was the guest of Martin Lemay on BPM Sports' broadcast today. The former head coach of the Calgary Flames made an extremely surprising statement regarding Montreal Canadiens' prospect Owen Beck.

Indeed, Bob Hartley mentioned that he had spoken with two NHL scouts who confirmed to him that Owen Beck had potential similar to that of Shane Wright.

"Both confirmed to me that Owen Beck is as good as Shane Wright, if not better." – Bob Hartley

Wow! The Canadiens have therefore pulled off a real steal by drafting the 19-year-old center at the 33rd spot.

Martin Lemay seemed completely flabbergasted after hearing Bob Hartley's remarks.

If we rely solely on the offensive statistics of the two players, Shane Wright clearly has an advantage. The fourth overall pick in 2022 has amassed 37 points in 20 games with the Windsor Spitfires. As for Owen Beck, he collected 66 points in 60 games with the Mississauga Steelheads and the Peterborough Petes this season.

However, the two scouts reportedly told Bob Hartley that the Tricolore's prospect was extremely responsible on the ice. Moreover, he possesses remarkable game intelligence, and his intensity makes a huge difference in the impact he brings during a match.

Of course, it's still far too early to determine which player will have the best career in the NHL. However, the fact that two very experienced scouts are ready to make such a statement says a lot about the potential of Owen Beck.

One thing is certain, hearing this statement, one can understand why Shane Wright fell to the fourth spot.

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