WOW: The Habs' prospects bank has just made a majestic leap in a ranking

Published May 27, 2023 at 9:57

One of the most renowned references when it comes to prospects and young players is undoubtedly the Hockey Prospecting site, run by Byron Bader.

His tool, which assesses the talent and potential of each player, has become a reference in the world of hockey, and is even used by NHL teams.

In short, the site has just published its annual ranking of the league teams' prospect banks, and after being ranked 10th in May 2022, the Montreal Canadiens have made a significant leap.

The Habs now find themselves in 3rd position in the ranking, thanks in particular to the site's most promising players, including Lane Hutson, Filip Mesar, Justin Barron, Juraj Slafkovsky, and Kaiden Guhle. For those wondering, it's the Blue Jackets and the Wild occupying the first and second place.

However, unsurprisingly, it is especially Hutson's incredible emergence that has greatly helped the club move up several notches, having concluded an exceptional first season in the NCAA.

With the 2023 Draft in a month, and the organization having three choices among the top 37 prospects, including one in the top 5, it goes without saying that the Habs will further consolidate their position among the NHL's best pools of young players.

According to the site in question, and unsurprisingly, the Canadiens would need a future frontline center, as well as a goaltender with the potential to become a true number one.


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May 27   |   312 answers
WOW: The Habs' prospects bank has just made a majestic leap in a ranking

Who is your favorite prospect with the Canadiens, apart from Lane Hutson?

Logan Mailloux11235.9 %
Filip Mesar237.4 %
Joshua Roy7724.7 %
Owen Beck10032.1 %
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