A Quebec prospect for the 2022 draft sends a cry from the heart to the Montreal Canadiens

Published February 2, 2022 at 11:27

Tristan Luneau is one of the top prospects for the upcoming draft.

The 18-year-old Quebecer should be selected in the top-15 of the 2022 draft.

A versatile, right-handed defenseman, Luneau could be a great addition to the Montreal Canadiens' roster. The main interested party even admitted to Anthony Martineau of TVA Sports, that he would be delighted to be selected by his childhood team, even his family is talking about it.

"It is certain that we talked about it with the family. The Canadiens were the first team I followed when I was younger. I remember watching the games with my parents. They would give me permission to stay up late when Montreal was playing. In fact, I used to stay up way later than I do now! So many good memories. There is definitely a special place in my heart for the Habs. If the opportunity presents itself, I would love to [be drafted by the club] for sure."

He would be a great addition to the Habs' prospect bank, certainly, but it would be very surprising if the Montreal organization would set its sights on him. Montreal, barring a huge surprise, should be talking in the top three selections of the draft. The Victoriaville native should have his name called a little later in the draft.

However, it wouldn't be impossible for the Habs to acquire an additional first round pick via a trade. This would likely be the only possibility that Luneau could pull on the Red, White, and Blue jersey.

To be continued...

Luneau has 15 points, including five goals, in 26 games this season with the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL. He had a slow start, as he had lower body surgery at the beginning of the season, however, he seems to have found his bearings.

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