Montreal Canadiens: Top Five Habs Goal Scorers In 2023

Dec 13, 2023; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield
Dec 13, 2023; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield / Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Rafael Harvey-Pinard - 14 Goals

Rafael Harvey-Pinard was not a player I expected to see on this list. He did get hot late in the 2022-23 season after being called up, but struggled to begin the current season and has been injured for a significant period of time as well.

The 24 year old left winger played just 13 games this season but has not scored a goal. He had 14 goals with the Canadiens last season, all of them coming after the calendar flipped to 2023. It was an impressive run from the youngster to fill the net late last season, but a nine week hot streak from a prospect put him fourth on this list for the whole year which says a lot about the Canadiens goal scoring woes.

3. Cole Caufield - 15 Goals

Cole Caufield should be saying a lot about the Canadiens goal scoring woes but it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows for the young sniper. He had ten goals in 36 games in the 2023 portion of the 2023-24 season which is well short of the pace we would expect from him.

He was also injured for much of the second half of last season, meaning he only played 45 games in the year 2023. Still, he put 15 pucks in the net during that year and only two other Canadiens were able to score more.

Hopefully 2024 sees Caufield filling nets with more frequency than just 15 as it took goals in consecutive games to close out 2023 to put him ahead of Harvey-Pinard for the year.