Last night, many of the young players in the Canadiens organization were in action. Of course, we were watching Lane Hutson’s performance as he returned to action following an injury.
My colleague Raphael Simard wrote about his highlights last night. Disclosure alert: Hutson hasn’t forgotten how to play field hockey despite his injury in recent days… and he hasn’t forgotten his good ways either. #Class
A family from Quebec went to see Lane Hutson and his team play yesterday in Boston.
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) October 28, 2023
But he wasn’t the only one in action. In fact, with a Laval Rocket game, there were several players to keep an eye on.
That said, the Laval Rocket’s difficult start to the season continued as Jean-François Houle’s men lost 7-4 to the Americans. in Rochester.
– Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) October 28, 2023
We knew the young Rocket team was going to pull out all the stops, and as Anthony Marcotte, the voice of the Rocket at BPM Sports, says, the guys are learning some big lessons and there’s work to be done within the club.
Right now, the club’s 1-4-1 record puts it in last place in its division. The Rocket is playing for .250 when everyone else is playing for at least .500 in the North Division.
Lias Andersson quietly has 7 goals in his first 6 games with the Laval Rocket. Two tonight.
When the Canadiens need a forward, he’s a great option.
– Jared Book (@jaredbook) October 28, 2023
If the defense isn’t extraordinary right now (this is a young club, remember), the offense is producing. A lot of that comes from Joshua Roy (12th point yesterday), but also from Lias Andersson.
His seven goals and two assists in six games place him first among the club’s scorers (Joshua Roy has five and Joel Armia has four) and second among scorers, behind Roy.
If the CH wants to let Roy develop down low, recalling Andersson may be realistic. I’d love to see Roy up top, but…
Elsewhere among the Canadiens’ prospects (or young players, for that matter) who stood out yesterday, we see that Filip Mesar did well in his first OHL game this season.
Mešár ➡️ Sop ➡️ OT WINNER 🔥
– Ontario Hockey League (@OHLHockey) October 28, 2023
We knew Mesar was going to join a great team, and in my eyes, that’s good news. He’s been playing on the top-6 (right wing of the second trio, in fact) so he’s getting some quality playing time.
It’s also worth noting that, even though many of the young players’ performances caught the eye, Jacob Fowler did well in front of the Boston College net. He gave away just one goal, and he did it midway through the third. His club won 5-1.
Grant McCagg also summed up the evening for several of the organization’s youngsters.
Hutson 1g 2a
Xhekaj 1g 1a
Fowler .978 SP 5-1 W
Miller .916 SP 3-2 W
Volokhin .932 SP 6-2-3 on season
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) October 28, 2023
– What a player.
His game-winning home run became his 22nd in the series and a Major League record. https://t.co/uDHgVwLe19
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) October 28, 2023
– How much are the CH guys worth on the market?
Today’s #GoHabsGo Daily:
– Early look at potential trade deadline returns.
– Vote for the top 10 Montreal Canadiens prospects!
– 5 reasons the #Habs are off to a good start.
– Highlights: Hutson is elite, Fowler’s big win.
And more NHLnews⬇️https://t.co/MA3w9vLrII
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) October 28, 2023
Nick Suzuki needs to throw at the net more often! 💥 pic.twitter.com/hSi6COTNTr
– L’Antichambre (@Antichambre) October 28, 2023
– Julien BriseBois is better than people think, says Joël Bouchard. [BPM Sports]
– The Danaults have nice suits.
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