The Pick is In: Canadiens Select Cole Caufield

Cole Caufield

The Canadiens pick Cole Caufield with their first pick of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

It’s that time of year again! The NHL Entry Draft is considered as Christmas in June for not only the organizations making the selections, but the fans as well as they watch their favourite teams potentially add their next franchise player.

With the 15th overall pick in this year’s draft, the Canadiens selected Cole Caufield. The US-born winger potted 72 goals in 64 games this season while adding 28 assists for an even 100 points. The 72-goal year shattered Auston Matthews’ record of 55 from 2014-15 and he is just the 4th NTDP player to hit 100 points; joining Clayton Keller, Jack Hughes and Matthews. At the U-18 World Junior Championships, Caufield was named the MVP of the tournament, among other accolades.

Caufield’s shot is not only quick but accurate and he can pick corners where there seems to be no daylight. In addition to that lethal shot, his puck touches are incredible. Caufield is able to handle the puck with speed as well as corral difficult passes with ease. This allows him to create a chance for himself rather quickly and catch his opponent’s off guard or find a teammate.

Whether it is making plays or scoring goals, which he does a lot of, the Canadiens have added a prospect to their pool that makes them that much more intriguing to pay attention to in the next few years. Caufield has the potential to have his name near the top of the scoring leaderboards once he breaks into the NHL. You can never underrate goals and he has a knack for them.

The future is bright.

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2 Responses to The Pick is In: Canadiens Select Cole Caufield

  1. the only downfall might be his size as he is 5′ 7” and 160 some lbs….
    Montreal have no guys big enough to protect him….but he sure knows how to score..hopefully he can improve against the big boys…one has to always worry about these small forwards getting hit by a 6 ft 5 or bigger and 240+ lb defenseman…it could ruin anyone’s day

    phil turnbull June 22, 2019 at 11:29 am Reply
    • The NHL has changed a lot which has allowed for these smaller players to come in and have success at this level.

      Michael Gomez June 23, 2019 at 11:47 am Reply

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