Special Teams Sniper
2020 fourth-round pick Sean Farrell continues to display his brilliance on the penalty kill, scoring his second shorthanded goal of the season against Union.
With 3 goals and 4 assists in 6 games, Farrell is recreating his production rate from his freshman season. Still, it should probably carry more weight given the situation in which he’s scoring seeing as the penalty kill is not exactly conducive to receiving a plethora of scoring chances.
A look at Sean Farrell's second shorthanded goal of the season (and second goal overall this year). #GoCrimson
— Harvard Men's Hockey (@HarvardMHockey) November 13, 2022
Seeing as Lane Hutson hadn’t played a game since late October, you could easily justify low production upon his return to the ice.
But with prospects like Hutson justification is rarely needed, simply because he tends to get everything right on his first try. Hutson earned two assists in Boston University’s 7-2 win over UMass, including setting up his brother Quinn’s third goal of the year.
Hutson was held off the scoresheet during Saturday’s 5-1 win over UMass, but the Canadiens prospect is still producing at over a point-per-game pace, with 3 goals and 7 assists in 9 games.
— BU Men's Hockey (@TerrierHockey) November 12, 2022
The 2022 Draft is shaping up to be one of the best in team history. Not only were players such as Juraj Slafkovsky, Filip Mesar, Owen Beck and Lane Hutson chosen in the first two rounds, but the Canadiens also carried their momentum into the later rounds of the Draft by putting their hands on several players with healthy amounts of potential.
One of those prospects is currently playing for the Ottawa 67s, and although there’s a lack of hype in his case, it’s worth discussing the overall production by Vinzenz Rohrer this season.
With 7 goals and 14 assists in 16 games, Rohrer is well on his way to outproducing his Draft year by a significant margin.
He seems to be included in a highlight play every week, as evidenced by his fantastic individual effort to set up a goal in the clip below.
— Ottawa 67’s (@Ottawa67sHockey) November 12, 2022
More Than A Pest
Sixth-round pick Xavier Simoneau has already established he can drive his opponents up the wall, and now the 20-year-old is proving he has a lot more to bring to the table.
Thanks to a 3-point weekend, Simoneau now sits second in scoring on the Laval Rocket, with 3 goals and 7 assists in 12 games.
Only Anthony Richard, who is five years Simoneau’s elder, has produced more points for the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate.
— Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) November 12, 2022
Miscellaneous Canadiens Prospect News and Notes
- Logan Mailloux continues to produce at a point-per-game, showing off smart reads in the offensive zone with the greatest of ease. He still needs to work on the defensive zone of his game, but for now, his production is very encouraging (10GP, 4G, 7A).
- Defenceman Justin Barron enjoyed a great weekend with 1 goal and 2 assists for the Rocket.