Photo: Arizona Coyotes prospect Max Domi has an impressive 34 points in his rookie season, but just five goals since November 12th, all of them scored in just two games (courtesy of David Berding/Icon Sportswire)
It feels like the Arizona Coyotes have been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent years. Relocation worries, arena concerns, wrangling around leases, and city council disputes have tended to overshadow the good work done by General Manager Don Maloney and his organization in building the best prospect group in the league. This season, led once again by one of the NHL’s best coaches in Dave Tippett, the Coyotes have been better than expected as they develop toward a contending squad. Part of that success is owed to the development of its rookie prospects.
Photo: Nikita Scherbak put some muscle on during the offseason, walking into development camp at 200 pounds early in July. (Courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
The Montreal Canadiens have had a busy off-season. Starting with the draft, the management team added some depth to their prospect pool by selecting skilled, character and two-way centermen, while beefing up their need on the blue line. General Manager Marc Bergevin was hard at work with a few free-agent signings, adding Joel Hanley, Bud Holloway, Ryan Johnston and Mark Barberio, improving the farm teams considerably. Read more»
Photo: Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher took his game to another level in 2014-15, scoring 24 goals and 47 points in 82 games (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Icon Sportswire)
The Montreal Canadiens traded away several positions in the 2010 draft. Of the five players selected, only Brendan Gallagher has managed to stick in the NHL. At this point, the draft class has to be considered a disappointment. Read more»
Photo: When Charles Hudon finally gets his shot with the Canadiens, he will join a long list of Quebec-born players to play for the team. (Courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)
The Montreal Canadiens prospect pool continues to grow more experienced every season. Because General Manager Marc Bergevin is intent on bringing his youngsters along slowly, the Canadiens have promoted just a single prospect into their roster. Several players among the Top 20 would be regulars in other organizations.
Photo: Forward Sven Andrighetto is one of several prospects to receive a call-up to the NHL this season. Montreal picked Andrighetto in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Icon Sportswire)
The Montreal Canadiens boast a record of 31-13-3 and have been at or around the top of the standings throughout the 2014-15 NHL season. A handful of prospects have been key contributors to Montreal’s first half success.