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Canadiens Prospect Sean Farrell Impressed Again On The World Stage



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Montreal Canadiens prospect Sean Farrell continued to impress on the international stage with some convincing performances at the IIHF World Championships for Team USA who fell 8-4 to team Czechia in the Bronze Medal game on Sunday.

Sean Farrell, drafted 124th overall in the 2020 NHL Draft, once again made some noise internationally for the United States. Picking right off from his breakout performance for Team USA at the Olympics, Farrell looked dynamic for his team despite getting limited usage in some games. As the tournament went on, Farrell began to pick up his pacing and really stood out as the games got tighter. He ranks 2nd in scoring for forwards on Team USA so far during the World Championships, posting two goals and four assists for six points in nine games.

Head coach David Quinn used Farrell in some key situations down the stretch, 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.


In the semi finals against Finland, Farrell scored a beauty goal to tie the game for the Americans in the second period off a nice shot in the slot. Farrell’s ability to shake off the forecheckers was especially noteworthy, as he was able to create seperation much easier as the games went on and was at his best against a formidable Finnish team.

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.

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