Interesting pick by the #Habs at #165 as they select Swedish Filip Eriksson, who was #58 on our Euro-based final list.
A cerebral center that missed about 5 months of action this season with what looked like a shoulder injury. #GoHabsGo #NHLDraft
– Draftin Europe (@draftin_europe) June 29, 2023
As everyone knows, the CH doesn’t necessarily have one or two standout prospects with superstar potential (with the possible exception of Lane Hutson) in its prospect bank, but rather boasts incredible depth.
It’s this depth that makes the CH’s prospect bank so good, because virtually every prospect has real potential.
Each of these hopefuls generally has his or her moment in the spotlight, as they end up being an analyst’s or fan’s favorite.
One such prospect who could very well surprise and emerge from the shadows is the CH’s sixth-round pick (165th overall) in the recent draft, Swedish center Filip Eriksson.
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That’s what Marc Dumont said in one of his recent articles, when asked by a fan which CH prospect he thought was the most underrated.
At first glance, nothing impressive, but it’s worth noting that his team, HC Växjö, plan to have Eriksson play in the SHL next season.
Indeed, so says his coach Jörgen Jönsson.
Eriksson’s goal is simple: to carve out a position in the SHL at the age of 18.
So, this means that Eriksson clearly has a fair amount of talent, if he’s already considered by his team as a player who can play in the SHL.
Filip Eriksson’s expectations for the 2023-24 seasonhttps://t.co/R4CcnHLD4B
– Eyes On The Prize (@HabsEOTP) August 12, 2023
It’s a no-risk move for the CH, and one that could pay off in the long run.
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