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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #4 Joni Ikonen

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #4 Joni Ikonen

If one prospect in the Canadiens organization who exemplifies multidimensionality in attack, it’s Joni Ikonen. Not only does the 5’11” forward have a reputation as a sniper, he’s a legitimately talented playmaker who creates lanes like few prospects can. In any given year, glancing over the NHL’s top scorers is generally filled with multidimensional offensive […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #5 Charles Hudon

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #5 Charles Hudon

Not only did Charles Hudon emerge as a top-notch AHL goalscorer, among U24 players he was firmly within the elite. Hudon’s ES G/GP ranked in the 99th percentile, while his G/PG and SOG/GP were in the 95th and 93rd percentiles, respectively. Not only was this his third consecutive season of highly impressive AHL play, it […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #6 Charlie Lindgren

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #6 Charlie Lindgren

Undoubtedly the IceCaps’ MVP this season, Lindgren solidified himself as a top prospect in the organization. The AHL All-Star was superhuman throughout his first 20 games, inconsistent through January and February, but superhuman once more to close out the season. In addition to grabbing two NHL wins, it was an interesting case study on the […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #7 Michael McCarron

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #7 Michael McCarron

This was a complex season for Michael McCarron. The 6’6″ forward got off to a slow start in the AHL, and was generally unimpressive in the NHL. Yet, there are still reasons to be optimistic about McCarron’s chances of carving out an NHL career. When he was on, he was able to dominate AHL games. […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #8 Josh Brook

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #8 Josh Brook

After a steady rise throughout the season, Josh Brook enters the prospect pool as one of the organization’s most promising rearguards. Brook has been on the radar for years. After being the fourth pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, he was named the SMHL’s (Minor Midget) Top Defender. He had a quiet, but effective […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #9 Victor Mete

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #9 Victor Mete

Sometimes, it might not be immediately clear why a talented prospect went lower than expected in the draft class. It could be as simple as every team having one prospect higher, or as complex as off-ice issues. But if there has been one type of prospect consistently going lower than expected, but immediately outperforming their […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #10 William Bitten

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #10 William Bitten

At first glance of the statistics, William Bitten had a season of regression. A 30-goal scorer on a Flint Firebirds team that gained infamy for the side show entered the season with plenty of hype. This was only escalated after a trade to the Hamilton Bulldogs, a better team, reuniting Bitten with head coach John […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #15-#11

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #15-#11

Welcome to the fifth installment of the Mitch Brown’s Top 30 Habs Prospects, kicking off the top 15. This installment begins with a pair of defencemen, one close to the NHL, and one fresh from the draft. Tier #3 begins with a player who could play in the NHL next season, a deft playmaker, and […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #20-#16

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #20-#16

Welcome to the fourth installment of this year’s Top 30 Habs Prospects by Mitch Brown. This segment features the most aptly-named prospect in the organization and a pair of slick playmakers with irregular development curves. This article looks also examines two defencemen, one who is graduating to the AHL after an illustrious junior career, while […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #25-#21

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #25-#21

Welcome back to the third installment of Mitch Brown’s Top 30 Habs Prospects, covering prospects #25 – #21. In this installment there is two overage CHL forwards, two Memorial Cup champions, and the first two goaltenders on the list. This article will discuss the odds that CHL overagers face to make the NHL, as well […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #6 Charlie Lindgren

Undoubtedly the IceCaps’ MVP this season, Lindgren solidified himself as a top prospect in the organization. The AHL All-Star was superhuman throughout his first 20 games, inconsistent through January and February, but superhuman once more to close out the season. In addition to grabbing two NHL wins, it was an interesting case study on the […]

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