Montreal Canadiens: What Will Habs Lineup Look Like In 2025-26

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Line Three - Joshua Roy-Owen Beck-Emil Heineman

This line features three players, two with Laval and one still playing junior, but mostly because of his age. Roy has shown all the tools against AHL competition and despite his slump, he has shown great progression. Heineman has shown what he can do before getting injured, and if he can find chemistry with Roy, that could be a nice winger duo to add to the top nine.

Beck is in the OHL with the Peterborough Petes, but his first two NHL training camps saw him as one of the Habs final cuts. He even made his NHL debut, and didn’t look out of place. He will be the third line pivot, leveraging speed and strength in the faceoff dot to help his line.

I expect that speed will be the strength of the Habs third line, and they will devastate defences who take them lightly. Heineman’s shot, an absolute laser alongside Roy who can also rip the puck, will strengthen the Habs' depth. So being able to make plays at high speeds will be the line's bread and butter, and Beck can be an outlet and play connector.

That isn’t all that Beck will do, I expect that he could become one of the league’s best third line centers in his prime. And the line will benefit from his offensive growth ahead of his first NHL season. Montreal will be very good if the top three lines can play well.