Scouting Reports

EP Rinkside Prospect Pool Rankings: No. 6 Ranked Montréal Canadiens

The Montréal Canadiens check-in with the sixth-ranked NHL farm system. They are also the sixth Canadian team we’ve profiled. Only one more to go.

Montréal has quietly built up a war chest of intriguing prospects who boast high-end upsides. This excludes their lottery-winning third overall selection, Jesperi Kotkaniemi who graduated from this exercise by stepping in as the youngest player in the league last season and keeping his head above water. They have accomplished this by loading up on draft picks in recent years — always a smart decision.

The rankings below will be weighted more towards a player’s upside. A skater with a higher likelihood of playing 100 career NHL games as a depth or role player will be valued below another who boasts the potential to play up the lineup but could als

Access this article with EP Premium

Go Premium to access this article

Register your Premium-membership at to get access to this article and more quality, in-depth coverage at EP Rinkside

This article is about:
NHL Prospects Prospect Pool Rankings Scouting Reports Montréal Canadiens Laval Rocket U.S. National U18 Team USNTDP Juniors USA U18 USA U20 Guelph Storm Owen Sound Attack London Knights Canada U20 Canada U18 Winnipeg Ice Regina Pats Moose Jaw Warriors St. Sebastian Chaska High Omaha Lancers Northeastern Univ. CSKA Moskva Pelicans Blues Univ. of Notre Dame KalPa KalPa U20 Frölunda HC Frölunda HC J20 Russia U20 Russia U18 NHL AHL NCAA USHL USDP WJC-18 WJC-20 OHL WHL USHS USHS-Prep KHL MHL VHL Liiga Mestis SHL SuperElit Jesperi Kotkaniemi Cole Caufield Ryan Poehling Nick Suzuki Victor Mete Josh Brook Cale Fleury Jordan Harris Jayden Struble Rhett Pitlick Tyler Pitlick Rem Pitlick Jake Evans Cayden Primeau Joni Ikonen Jesse Ylönen Alexander Romanov
Scoring Leaders