Montreal Canadiens prospect Sean Farrell has been torching the NCAA this season and continued his dominance with a highlight-reel goal for Harvard.
The 21-year-old has been on a tear as of late, and provided even more hype for Canadiens fans, as he potted two goals in the first period of Harvard’s game against St. Lawrence University.
The Canadiens’ 4th-round pick in 2020 had been buzzing all game, showing great speed and skill as created havoc in the offensive zone, but then, by the 10-minute mark, he showed the very extent of his talent.
Picking up speed and coming up fast through the neutral zone, Farrell flew by a couple of opponents, before dangling a last defender and beating the goaltender for the highlight-reel goal.
Take a look at the full play from Sean Farrell below:
Sean Farrell with a beautiful end-to-end goal #GoHabsGo
— Costa Rontzocos (@Rontzeeez) January 15, 2023
Farrell has been one of the most productive players in the NCAA this season, with 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points in just 17 games.
His 1.47 point-per-game ratio has him ranked for 3rd in the NCAA, showing exceptional progress in his game; as one of the most dangerous forwards in all of college hockey.
The skilled winger will look to push his team to an NCAA championship this spring, but will then have to make a big decision regarding his future, as he looks ready to make the jump to the NHL.
In a recent interview with Montreal Hockey Now, Farrell didn’t bat an eye when asked whether he could see himself playing with the Canadiens and play the skilled and puck-possession style head coach Martin St. Louis is looking to impose. For him, it’s a situation almost tailor-made for him as a player to come in and contribute in a way that would be both sustainable and meaningful.
“I think they emphasize playing fast and playing a fast possession game. That’s something I’ve always been good at and have succeeded in systems like that,” said Farrell about St. Louis’ new coaching approach. “I feel like, once I’m ready and my body is ready, I feel like I’ll be able to step in and help the team offensively. You’ve definitely seen flashes from them this year where they score a bunch of goals and play well on the rush. They’re really fun to watch and hopefully I’ll be able to step into that one day.”
There’s a lot of time between now and April, but Canadiens fans have a right to be excited about a player that could be gracing the Bell Centre ice by season’s end.