The promising Montreal Canadiens: Top 5 players under 22 years-old

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VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 20: Nick Suzuki Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

The Montreal Canadiens have gotten much better compared to the years before.

While General Manager, Marc Bergevin was trading and acquiring players, he was also making big moves during the last three drafts. Bergevin targeted picks, no matter what round, with just about every trade he made over the past few years.

This resulted in the Canadiens making 29 selections in the past three drafts, and really stockpiling the prospect cupboard that had become pretty bare.

Some of the players that were drafted could potentially become elite players, and here is a list of the best young players the Montreal Canadiens have in the system and on the ice already.

5-Kaiden Guhle

In the 2020 NHL draft, the Montreal Canadiens selected a 6’3 and 191 pounds left-defensemen, Kaiden Guhle, adding to their interesting prospect pool. The young player was drafted first overall in the Western Hockey League in 2017 by the Prince Albert Raiders, where he has accumulated a total of 40 points in 64 games in the 2019-2020 season.

This defenseman is not the only great prospect in Marc Bergevin’s pool. Many people have compared Kaiden to defensemen Colton Parayko. Guhle plays a very good defensive game and can also contribute offensively with his powerful shot. His skating is elite and his leadership is something that Montreal would love in the next years.

Kaiden Guhle will most likely play with Laval if the WHL doesn’t start its 2021 season and with Joël Bouchard’s coaching, Ghule will not have any issue developing on the right track. If his development goes well, he could become a top defenseman with the Habs in 4-5 years.

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