3 promising prospects who could find a role on the Canadiens next season

The Montreal Canadiens have one of the league’s better prospects pools. It’s a testament to a rebuilding organization, and there is a lot of NHL-ready talent.

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David Reinbacher is a top prospect who may eventually find a spot

There is a lot of doubt surrounding David Reinbacher following a subpar final season in NL, where he saw just 35 games of action, scored one goal, and recorded 11 total points. It was a disappointment following a season when he played in 49 games, scored 24 points, and found the back of the net four times. 

But don’t let those meager numbers this year imply the Canadiens drafted a future stay-at-home player fifth overall in 2023 with zero upside in the offensive zone. Reinbacher’s entire game took a hit, thanks to the fact that EHC Kloten was downright awful. The good news is that Reinbacher recently made the trip to North America, and he will remain with the Laval Rocket for the rest of the year. 

He already boasts the size of an NHL player, and that will be a major plus going into his first full season in North America when the puck drops next October. He will also know exactly what to expect next season, and after a summer’s worth of work, Reinbacher will finally get a chance to grow his game following a down year in Switzerland. 

There is a chance he won’t be NHL-ready at all next year, but he possesses solid skating, physical strength, confidence, and a sound hockey IQ, all of which could help speed the process to where he could get a recall, perhaps shortly after the 2025 trade deadline.