Jordan Harris is compared to this well-known Quebec defenseman

Published March 30, 2022 at 2:33 PM

The signing of Jordan Harris to his first professional contract over the weekend was a welcome development for many Canadiens fans.

The team's third-round pick in 2018, the American defenseman could have been an unrestricted free agent this summer had Kent Hughes not signed him to a two-year deal.

Now that this matter is settled, it's time to start speculating on the potential of the Habs' young prospect and what kind of player we'll see in the future.

However, if some fans of the team set the bar very high in his case, Mathias Brunet wanted to moderate the expectations for Harris.

As reported by my colleague Christian Matte of, the La Presse journalist mentioned in his column that he hoped to see Harris eventually become a solid top-4 back with the Habs.

At his peak, Jordan Harris will be a top-four defensive player, on the right or left side, and make the Habs a better team.

To give you a better idea of his style of play, think of a Marc-Edouard Vlasic or Jonas Brodin first before dreaming of a Makar, Doughty or Charlie McAvoy.

While some fans may be disappointed that Harris is unlikely to be of the caliber of Cale Makar or Drew Doughty, the comparison to Vlasic and Brodin seems pretty interesting, as both defensemen are important parts of their respective teams.

Remember that Vlasic won gold at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and the World Cup in 2016 with Team Canada, achievements that should not be overlooked.

It is not yet known when Jordan Harris will make his debut with the Canadiens, but he joined the team in Florida in the last few days.

March 30   |   291 answers
Jordan Harris is compared to this well-known Quebec defenseman

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