Raphaël Harvey-Pinard
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The Montreal Canadiens announce a great promotion for Raphaël Harvey-Pinard

Published March 21, 2024 at 8:20 PM

The Montreal Canadiens are in Vancouver to take on the Canucks on Thursday night. For the occasion, with Joshua Roy injured, Raphaël Harvey-Pinard will be promoted to Alex Newhook's line.

Known for his versatility, Harvey-Pinard is like a Swiss army knife, capable of filling in anywhere in the lineup. Now, he's finally getting a chance in the top 6, a rare occurrence for him this year.

"RHP will take Joshua Roy's spot on the Newhook line tonight, and Tanner Pearson will take HP's spot on the White line. No other changes for Canadiens tonight. Sam Montembeault in goal." - Via Arpon Basu

Alex Burrows had high praise for the young man, echoing what many have been thinking.

"Raf, I just love him. With him, sky is the limit. I wouldn't be surprised if he explodes one year and scores a lot." - Alex Burrows on Raphaël Harvey-Pinard via TVA Sports

It's well-deserved in his case. Despite facing some injuries and missing a lot of hockey, Harvey-Pinard has managed to surpass Tanner Pearson, who will now take his place on the 3rd line.

The season hasn't been easy for Raphaël. He's been through some rough patches, but he's still in search of his 2nd goal of the season, currently sitting at 8 points in 31 games.

Remember, he was a 7th-round pick, but many analysts believe he should have gone in the first round. A very solid acquisition for the Canadiens.

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