Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Depth and skill at every position
  • Good balance of speed, talent, and character.
Weaknesses
  • Lack of size and physicality at forward
  • Lack of nastiness on defense

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Pro
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
CHL
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
NCAA
Playing in NCAA
Europe
Playing in Europe
Junior
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
N/A
Not Categorized Yet

Goaltenders

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Zachary Fucale CHL 8.0 D
2. Dustin Tokarski Pro 7.0 D
3. Hayden Hawkey Junior 7.0 D
4. Mike Condon Pro 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mike McCarron CHL 7.5 C
2. Nikita Scherbak CHL 7.5 C
3. Sven Andrighetto Pro 7.5 D
4. Patrick Holland Pro 7.0 C
5. Christian Thomas Pro 7.0 D
6. Jake Evans Junior 6.5 D
7. Stefan Fournier Pro 6.0 C
8. Maxim Trunev Europe 5.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Charles Hudon CHL 7.5 C
2. Tim Bozon CHL 7.5 C
3. Artturi Lehkonen Europe 7.5 D
4. Jiri Sekac Europe 7.0 C
5. Mark MacMillan NCAA 7.0 D
6. Connor Crisp CHL 7.0 D
7. Martin Reway CHL 7.0 D
8. Daniel Carr Pro 6.5 D
9. Jack Nevins CHL 6.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Michael Bournival Pro 7.0 C
2. Jacob de la Rose Europe 7.0 C
3. Joonas Nattinen Pro 7.0 D
4. Daniel Audette CHL 7.0 D
5. Gabriel Dumont Pro 6.5 C
6. Jeremy Gregoire CHL 6.5 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nathan Beaulieu Pro 8.0 C
2. Jarred Tinordi Pro 7.5 C
3. Dalton Thrower CHL 7.0 C
4. Morgan Ellis Pro 7.0 C
5. Darren Dietz Pro 7.0 C
6. Nikolas Koberstein Junior 7.0 D
7. Greg Pateryn Pro 6.5 C
8. Magnus Nygren Europe 6.5 C
9. Josiah Didier NCAA 6.5 C
10. Mac Bennett Pro 6.5 C
11. Brett Lernout CHL 6.5 C
12. Colin Sullivan Junior 6.5 D

Big seasons expected from several Montreal Canadiens’ prospects

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Blake Geoffrion - Montreal Canadiens

Photo: Forward Blake Geoffrion is one of several Montreal prospects who are hoping to have a bounceback season in 2012-13. (Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

The Montreal Canadiens' vastly improved their organizational prospect pool over the 2012 off-season. As many as eight prospects could start their professional careers in Hamilton for the 2012-13 season. There will also be a huge amount of focus on 2012 first round draft pick Alex Galchenyuk who has already signed his NHL entry-level contract. A prolonged NHL lockout will bring bigger than usual exposure to the team's prospects pool from the Montreal Canadiens' hockey-starved fan base.

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Alex Galchenyuk among many new faces in Montreal Canadiens’ Fall 2012 Top 20

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Louis Leblanc - Montreal Canadiens

Photo: Forward Louis Leblanc is entering his second professional season with the Montreal Canadiens organization. (Minas Panagiotakis/Icon SMI)

The Montreal Canadiens have vastly improved their organizational depth with the addition of their 2012 NHL Entry Draft selections, though it could take four to five years to ultimately see the results. Five of the team's seven new draftees have such high skill levels at this stage of their development that they have made the Canadiens' Top 20 list.

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Montreal Canadiens 2012 draft review

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Photo: Despite missing almost the entire 2011-12 regular season, Alex Galchenyuk was selected third overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

 

The 2012 NHL Entry Draft was the first one under the guidance of new Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin. On paper at least, the draft class looks as though Director of Scouting Trevor Timmins hit a home run. Prior to the NHL Draft, Montreal's GM had stated that championships are not just won with size and skill, but character and desire.

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Video: 2012 NHL Draft – Alex Galchenyuk, Montreal Canadiens

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Photo: Center Alex Galchenyuk poses with family and his new team, the Montreal Canadiens, at the 2012 NHL Draft (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

 

Heading into the 2012 NHL Draft, it was a bit of a guessing game as to where center Alex Galchenyuk would land in the first round.  But Galchenyuk didn't have to wait long for that answer as the Montreal Canadiens nabbed the talented pivot with the third pick overall.

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Montreal Canadiens 2012 draft preview

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Photo: The Montreal Canadiens went for defense with their first pick at the 2011 NHL Draft with the selection of the Saint John Sea Dogs' Nathan Beaulieu (courtesy of Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)

 

The 2011-12 NHL season for the Montreal Canadiens was one of the worst in their storied history. The team finished a tumultuous year having fired an assistant coach, a head coach, and a GM while accumulating only 78 points, good for last place in the Eastern Conference.

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