One rookie may stand out more than the others for the CH

Published September 15, 2021 at 11:36

It's starting! The rookie camp starts today, Wednesday, live from the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Several players will be on the lookout, including Kaiden Guhle, Mattias Norlinder and a certain Jesse Ylonen. I remind you that 27 players will be at this camp, where three exhibition games will take place: in Ottawa (September 18th), in Montreal against Ottawa, on the 20th and on the 21st against the best university players in Quebec.

That said, among the youngsters who could win and play at least one game with the Montreal Canadiens this year is Jesse Ylonen. According to Martin Leclerc via 91.9 Sports, Ylonen is the player from the rookie camp who has the best chances of playing games with the Montreal Canadiens this year.

He is not expected to break into the lineup at the start of hostilities as players like Ryan Poehling, Cedric Paquette, Mathieu Perreault and Jean-Sebastien Dea are certainly ahead of him. However, if Leclerc is to be believed, he could be one of the first to be contacted.

Ylonen is 21 years old, he was a 2nd round selection by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2018 amateur draft. Last year, he played his first professional season in America, and then, in addition to his points (17, including nine goals, in 29 games), it quickly became apparent how explosive he was, as he has an NHL skating stroke. He also stood out because of his ability to move the disc well or even in possession of it.

In short, note that today is the medical and physical tests, which will keep the players away from the ice. Tomorrow, they will be on the ice in Brossard, where Jean-François Houle and his team will be in charge of the training sessions.
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