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Acquisition: Kent Hughes has officially pulled off a home run in front of the net by drafting Jacob Fowler

Published January 7, 2024 at 10:26
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Even more so with the most recent World Junior Hockey Championship, fans have been able to discover goaltender Jacob Fowler, the top goalie prospect of the Montreal Canadiens.

Surprisingly, the CH acquired Fowler with the 69th overall pick (3rd round) of the 2023 draft.

He wasn't even among the top 5 goalies drafted from his class, imagine that.

Fowler already the 6th best prospect in the world in front of the net, according to DailyFaceoff.




Wow, it didn't take long for Fowler to surpass the other goalies drafted ahead of him in 2023! It seems like the Habs have finally managed to get the best (or the 2nd best) goalie available in June.

What a great move for Kent Hughes and it's major for the future of the organization in front of the net.

Fowler's impressive debut at Boston College, with a record of 13-3-1, an average of 2.16 and a save percentage of 0.925, has propelled him among the young prodigies in goal.

See the complete ranking.


In light of this track record, the renowned site DailyFaceoff thus confirms that the Canadiens made a great move with Fowler.

And what if he was the next Thatcher Demko or Jake Oettinger?

The top 3 of their ranking is made up of Jesper Wallstedt (Minnesota), Dustin Wolf (Calgary) and Yaroslav Askarov (Nashville). Yaro was even available on the NHL trade market, according to the latest news, and he was proposed to the Canadiens in a trade for the 5th overall pick last June.

Source: DansLesCoulisses
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