Montreal Canadiens: Sean Farrell Back in Action Following Ridiculous Scoring Weekend

SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 06:Marc Bergevin Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 06:Marc Bergevin Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Montreal Canadiens prospect dominated last weekend.

Montreal Canadiens management has loaded up on draft picks the past few years. Some of these top picks, like Cole Caufield and Jesperi Kotkaniemi come with a high profile. A lot is expected of these players in the near future.

There are many other players who are long shots to ever make an impact at the NHL level. Then there are a few later picks who appear to have some real potential to become diamonds in the rough.

Sean Farrell is one of those players with a very low profile but high potential.

The Hopkinton, Massachusetts native was a fourth round pick of the Canadiens in the 2020 NHL Draft. He is a highly skilled winger, but is a bit undersized at 5’9″ and 174 pounds. He played for the Chicago Steel of the USHL last season, which is a top Junior league in USA, and the Habs prospect scored 15 goals and 56 points in 44 games.

Impressive numbers for a draft eligible player for sure, but NHL teams are still obsessed with tall people so Farrell fell to the fourth round. He was committed to joining Harvard this season, but their hockey season was cancelled due to Covid-19, so Farrell returned to the Steel.

After averaging well over a point per game last season, it was hoped Farell would take another step this season, considering he was expecting to be playing college hockey but was forced back to a lesser league.

Not only has he taken another step, he has made a monumental leap so far this season.

After an unbelievable trio of games last weekend, Farrell enters action tonight with ten goals and 32 points in just 17 games. Just last weekend, the Steel played a pair of games against Team USA’s Under-18 Development Team. Farrell was quiet in the first game, adding one assist in a 7-5 loss. The next day against the same team, he would pile up a goal and five points in a commanding 11-2 victory. Farrell would complete the weekend with a pair of assists against the Youngstown Phantoms in a 4-2 win.

That is one goal and eight assists for nine point in three games over three days.

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Farrell is now the second leading scorer in the USHL and is starting to look like a steal of a draft pick at 124th overall. He will still be tested when he steps into the college hockey ranks next season with Harvard, but averaging just under two points per game in the USHL shows he has a ton of skill.