Ranking the Montreal Canadiens’ Top 5 Prospects

August 7th, 2013 by Ryan Szporer Leave a reply »
Even with rookies Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk graduating to the NHL last season, the Montreal Canadiens are plenty rife with young talent.

At the 2013 NHL entry draft, for example, the Habs were able to further address their needs for additional skill and size, as well as depth at the goaltending position.

It’s perhaps a testament to their scouting and pipeline that their first-round pick from this summer, Michael McCarron, just misses making this list. Already 6’5”, he ironically fell just short despite being a much-needed power forward who should be invaluable to the Habs for many years to come.

Taking potential, pedigree and development up to this point into account, here are the top five Habs prospects yet to earn a full-time spot in Montreal heading into the 2013-14 season:

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