Montreal Canadiens defenceman Jordan Harris and prospect Sean Farrell have been invited to join Team USA for the IIHF World Championships in Helsinki.
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— USA Hockey (@usahockey) May 5, 2022
Montreal Canadiens’ Blueliner Gaining More Experience
Harris previously represented the United States at the World Junior Championships in 2020, where he was one of the most dependable defencemen in the tournament and routinely logged 25 minutes or more by the end of the tournament. This was the first glimpses most Montreal Canadiens fans had of the young defenceman, and his impressive play at the World Juniors really helped him thrive once he returned to Northeastern in the NCAA that year.
— Stars n’ Stripes Hockey (@StarsStripesHKY) December 27, 2019
The 21-year-old defenceman has had quite the year so far. The former 2018 3rd pick for the Montreal Canadiens started off his season in the NCAA as the captain of the Northeastern University Huskspongespong and improved after each game he played, impressing fans with his calm demeanour and his exceptional skating ability.
Ineligible to join the Laval Rocket for the AHL Playoffs, Harris would be able to extend his season by joining the Red, White and Blue as they open the IIHF World Championships on May 13. It would be a great experience for the youngster, as he tries to prepare for his first official NHL training camp this fall. Harris could stand to gain quite a bit by participating in such a tournament, as more experience against pro-calibre players will only help him in his quest to lock down a roster spot with the Montreal Canadiens in October.
— NHL (@NHL) April 29, 2022
More International Play For Sean Farrell
Farrell, played in his first season for Harvard this year as a sophomore, and put up an impressive 28 points in 24 games. During this time with Harvard, Farrell showed an ability to rise about tight-checking from bigger and meaner opponents. His remarkable season in the NCAA earned him an invite to the Beijing Olympics in February, where he looked like one of the most dangerous American forwards on the ice the whole tournament. He led Team USA in scoring with three goals and three assists for six points in just four games.
He seems to have impressed the decision-makers at USA Hockey, as he’s now going to represent his country at the senior level yet again, this time at the World Championships. The Montreal Canadiens’ 4th-round pick continues to impress since being drafted and this experience will serve him well as he continues to ready himself for the jump to pro hockey. Farrell is likely to return to the NCAA next season and cannot sign a contract of any sort with the Montreal Canadiens or Laval Rocket should his season end early, as it would disqualify him from NCAA play next season.
— Nick Richard (@_NickRichard) February 10, 2022