Major Declaration on Logan Mailloux: it would be huge for the Montreal Canadiens

Published October 12, 2022 at 0:08
BY JEFF DROUIN

In the last few days, the Canadiens organization has reached an agreement with defenseman Logan Mailloux. The team's first pick in 2021, a selection that has caused a lot of talk in recent months, will finally be able to focus on hockey and also prove to his bosses that they did the right thing by giving him a contract to enter the NHL.

However, Mailloux was unable to take part in the preparatory games due to an injury and he will continue his development with the London Knights of the Ontario Junior League.

As for his NHL potential, it's still unknown at this point, as we've barely seen him play, but as reported by my colleague Alexandre Desrosiers of Rumeursdetransaction.com, statements from a junior hockey expert hint at very good things to come for the 19-year-old defenseman.

During his appearance on Hockey 360 on RDS, Stéphane Leroux made a statement about Logan Mailloux and let's just say that it is very encouraging for the future.


"He may be the second best defenseman of his draft class behind Owen Power!"


Wow!

Leroux added that if it wasn't for the whole story that everyone knows now, he would have been selected much earlier than 31st. Mailloux was the seventh defenseman drafted in 2021 behind Owen Power, Luke Hughes, Simon Edvinsson, Brandt Clarke, Corson Ceulemans and Carson Lambos.

However, Mailloux will still have a lot of work to do because since the Habs drafted him, he has played very little, mainly due to his suspension and also due to an injury he suffered last spring.

But we have to admit that if Mailloux was able to reach his full potential, the Habs' defensive brigade would be pretty solid in a few years with Kaiden Guhle, Justin Barron, Jordan Harris and the new revelation of the camp, Arber Xhekaj. That's promising!
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Major Declaration on Logan Mailloux: it would be huge for the Montreal Canadiens

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