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REPORT: Canadiens Prospect Owen Beck Traded In OHL

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Montreal Canadiens prospect Owen Beck

According to Sportsnet Junior hockey expert Jeff Marek, Montreal Canadiens prospect Owen Beck will have a new team to call his own in the near future.

Marek expects Beck to be traded from the Mississauga Steelheads to the Peterborough Petes, one of the top 3 teams in the eastern conference.

The Canadiens’ second-round pick is fresh off a gold medal at the 2023 World Junior Championship after being invited to join Team Canada following an injury to Chicago Blackhawks prospect Colton Dach.

Beck was used sparingly, but made a positive impact every time he hit the ice, and realized a golden dream in the process.

There’s no word on the return for Beck, but seeing as he’s just 18 years old and is one of the most talented players in the league, it’s fair to assume the Mississauga Steelheads set an elevated asking price.

Peterborough is also much closer to Beck’s hometown, Port Hope, which is always a nice boon when it comes to the mental health of prospects in the organization. The drive from Peterborough to Port Hope is roughly 45 kilometres, and only takes a little more than 30 minutes.

Beck scored 17 goals and 23 assists in 30 games this season, and finishes his time with the Steelheads having scored 38 goals and 53 assists in 98 games.

The Steelheads are reportedly close to making a few more important decisions, involving a pair of talented players: Blackhawks prospect Ethan Del Mastro, as well as Blue Jackets prospect Lucal Bel Belluz.

The Steelheads entered the season on a high note, ranking among the top 10 teams in the Canadian Hockey League during preseason action, but quickly lost their footing due to a lack of consistency throughout the lineup. As it stands, Mississauga has a 16-16-4 record, a far cry from the records produced by contending teams such as the Ottawa 67’s or the London Knights.

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