A former Habs scout reveals who should be the future number one defensive pair in Montreal

Published March 5, 2022 at 2:29 PM

With the imminent Ben Chiarot trade and the very likely Jeff Petry trade, the Canadiens' defense will certainly be very different when the team's training camp begins next September, the very first for the new staff of the team.

We can expect there to be a lot of young prospects on defense who will try to carve out a spot with the team. In the lot, the two names that come to mind are those of the team's last two first-round picks, Kaiden Guhle and Logan Mailloux.

Moreover, concerning these two players, former scout of the Habs, Grant McCagg, had a small prediction to guess who will be the first two defensemen of the Canadians in a few years.

His picks are, indeed, Kaiden Guhle and Logan Mailloux.

Two d-mens with a fairly imposing size on the same pair of defenses are quite common, but when the two youngsters have extraordinary potential, we can afford to dream a little.

Mailloux, who plays with the London Knights in the Ontario Junior League, has 9 points in 10 games this year. Meanwhile out west, Guhle had 36 points in 37 games with Prince Albert and Edmonton, and captained Team Canada Junior at the last World Championship before the tournament was suspended due to COVID-19.

Obviously, we will have to see the two young defenders at work at the next Canadiens training camp before drawing a clearer picture, but we must admit, it is very promising.
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