Montreal Canadiens management and fans are tuning into the World Championships to get a final look at top draft-eligible prospects, but a Canadiens prospect is also making quite the impact for his country.
Sean Farrell, drafted 124th overall in the 2020 NHL Draft, is once again making some noise internationally for the United States. Picking right off from his breakout performance for Team USA at the Olympics, Farrell has looked dynamic for his team despite getting fourth-line usage. So far this tournament he’s put up three assists in four games, but has consistently looked like the most dangerous player on the ice when he’s deployed.
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Head coach David Quinn has used Farrell in some key situations, despite helping the youngster get his feet wet against NHL-caliber talent. He was utilized in overtime against Austria and made a key defensive play that sent teammates Luke Hughes on a breakaway and ultimately won the game for the Americans. As the tournament has gone on, Farrell has looked more and more comfortable, playing regularly on the powerplay and making plays along the boards and below the goal line.
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In his most recent game on Thursday, Farrell combined with New York Islanders forward on two goals en route to a 3-0 victory over Great Britain. He was the most used forward in the game and completed many highlight-reel moves close to the net to try and generate offence for his club. He wowed the fans with his exceptional speed and surprising skill, and looked like the most engaged player on the ice.
With Kent Hughes and the rest of the Montreal Canadiens management team present during the tournament, Farrell is doing his best to ensure they know that they have quite the prospect on their hands as he returns to the NCAA for his junior year at Harvard.
Sean Farrell (MTL) had two assists and led all U.S. forwards with 19:17 of ice time. He also had six shots on goal in his best Worlds performance to date. Getting good power-play time, too. Speed and skill a factor in the game. Already expecting a big 2nd season at Harvard.
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