After the addition of Heineman and Smilanic, Stéphane Leroux reveals the Habs new top-10 prospects

Published March 19, 2022 at 10:32

With the trades involving Tyler Toffoli and Ben Chiarot, Kent was able to acquire draft picks, but also two prospects, Emil Heinemen and Ty Smilanic.

Much has been said about these two players, but as my colleague Christian Matte of Marqueur.com reports, they failed to make the top 10 of the Habs' top prospects made by RDS reporter Stephane Leroux.

Note that this list only includes players who have played 10 games or less with the team.

And it is very interesting to see that there are four defensemen among the top five prospects, which is a very encouraging sign for the future of the defense.

1- Kaiden Guhle
2- Logan Mailloux
3- Jordan Harris
4- Jesse Ylonen
5- Mattias Norlinder
6- Jan Mysak
7- Sean Farrell
8- Joshua Roy
9- Rafael Harvey-Pinard
10- Jakub Dobes

Not surprisingly, Kaiden Guhle is at the top of this list, some Western Canada journalists even said he was the best junior defenseman in Canada this year.

As for Mailloux, let's hope that he can recover from his injury as soon as possible and that people start talking about his achievements on the ice instead of all the controversy surrounding his selection.

These two defensemen could potentially become the Habs' number one defense pair for years to come.

The first forward on this list, Ylonen, is, according to his coach with the Laval Rocket, the closest NHL player on his team. And it's interesting to note that there are two Quebecers on the list, Harvey-Pinard and the QMJHL's top scorer, a certain Joshua Roy.

Honorable mention for the tenth prospect in the top ten, goaltender Jakub Dobes, who was named to the Big Ten NCAA Division All-Star team.

March 19   |   222 answers
After the addition of Heineman and Smilanic, Stéphane Leroux reveals the Habs new top-10 prospects

Which of these prospects do you think will play the most games with the Habs during their career?

Logan Mailloux3817.1 %
Jesse Ylonen156.8 %
Jordan Harris177.7 %
Kaiden Guhle15268.5 %
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