Sean Farrell made a very interesting statement that is likely to please the supporters of the CH

Published May 31, 2023 at 9:48

On October 7, 2020, the Montreal Canadiens announced the selection of a somewhat unknown forward in the fourth round of the draft. What few people knew at that time was that in setting their sights on Sean Farrell, the Canadiens were adding an extremely talented prospect to their organization.

The 18-year-old forward had just had an exceptional first season with the Chicago Steel in the USHL. Indeed, Farrell had amassed 15 goals and 41 assists in 44 games. His teammate with the U18 American national team, Cole Caufield, already knew that the Canadiens had acquired a very promising forward.

Shortly after being drafted, the small forward simply exploded with an impressive harvest of 29 goals and 72 assists in just 53 games. He then joined Harvard University in the NCAA where he continued to dominate against much physically larger players. In two seasons in the university ranks, Sean Farrell has amassed a total of 81 points in 58 games.

His performances quickly caught the eye of Canadiens fans who were greatly excited to see the rapid progression of the 124th overall pick in the 2020 draft. If the left winger greatly impressed the fans with his playmaking skills, the organization also saw in him a player with very interesting potential.

Sean Farrell therefore signed an entry contract with the big club on March 26, 2023, having had the chance to play six games with the Canadiens at the end of the season. In his first game at the Bell Center, the forward took advantage of Alex Lyon's generosity to score his first goal on his first shot in the NHL.

During his appearance on the Canadiens' Twitch account last Wednesday, the forward reminisced about this magical moment, mentioning that he had never heard a crowd as loud as that at the Bell Center.

"It was incredible. Hearing the crowd so loud, and I had never heard an ice rink so loud in my life. It was my first appearance at the Bell Center, and I had a very lucky bounce. It was an incredible feeling. I didn't even see it go into the goal. I think Gally and Evans were on the ice with me and they celebrated before me, so I started to celebrate too. It was a really cool moment." 

Although the forward still needs to refine some aspects of his game, there is no doubt that he will become an important piece in Martin St-Louis' lineup in the coming years. It will be crucial for Sean Farrell to train intensively in the gym in order to gain mass to be more competitive in one-on-one battles. However, the American forward could not dream of having a better mentor than Martin St-Louis who had a sensational career in the NHL despite his small size.

Sean Farrell also praised the Canadiens' head coach who really helped him during his three weeks with the team last season:

 "Marty is awesome. I feel like I learned a lot from him in a short amount of time. [...] He was a small forward and he knows what it takes to be a little guy to succeed and adapt in the NHL. He gave me a ton of advice that I can take and start working on during the off-season, and I hope to apply them next year." 

Wherever he went, Farrell managed to become a leading forward. Patience is therefore required with the 21-year-old forward, as he certainly has the potential to become an important player with the Canadiens in the coming years.

Sources : Canadiens de Montreal
May 31   |   147 answers
Sean Farrell made a very interesting statement that is likely to please the supporters of the CH

How many games will Sean Farrell play with the Canadiens next year?

Less than 105235.4 %
Between 10 and 204832.7 %
Between 20 and 302114.3 %
More than 302617.7 %
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