Kent Hughes and the Habs would have acquired a new Rafael Harvey-Pinard

Published May 31, 2023 at 9:35

As the 2023 Memorial Cup is in full swing, Montreal Canadiens fans have the opportunity to see another underestimated prospect from the organization in action.

It's Jared Davidson and he's playing with the powerful Seattle Thunderbirds.

His story reminds a lot of Rafaël Harvey-Pinard. Davidson was overlooked twice in the NHL draft, before being picked in the fifth round in 2022 by the CH.

The young forward, aged 20, just finished his dazzling season in junior hockey, scoring 38 goals and collecting 82 points in 60 games. He also added 23 points in 19 playoff games, thus helping the Thunderbirds qualify for the Memorial Cup tournament.

He's been very solid!

His head coach, who knows him better than anyone else, had a lot to say about him:

He's one of our best players and our biggest leaders. He's a big part of our team. He scored 42 goals at 19 and nearly 40 this season. He's an excellent pick by the Montreal Canadiens. He can score and be effective in all facets of the game. He plays with grit and loves physical play. He's the perfect prototype of a playoff player.

He has even been compared here, well well, to a certain Rafaël Harvey-Pinard! We love it! He could be a solid player for the Habs, and certainly for the Laval Rocket.

He's an incredible player and an excellent leader. His shot is lightning quick and he skates well in addition to being very smart with the puck. - Brad Lambert, teammate

The Habs have not yet contacted Davidson for a contract. At the moment, he is unsure about what awaits him for next season.

The team has until June 1, 2024 to offer him an entry contract.

In the short term, we can continue to follow him in Kamloops.

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Kent Hughes and the Habs would have acquired a new Rafael Harvey-Pinard

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