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Quite a start for this Tricolore's NCAA prospect

Published November 15, 2021 at 7:41 PM
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When CH fans saw their team select Sean Farrell in the fourth round of the 2020 draft, many thought he was another American player who would be lost over time. However, as of today, he is probably one of the best prospects the Habs have in their bank.

After literally burning up the USHL last year with the Chicago Steel, Farrell is now on the NCAA side with the Harvard Crimson. In just seven games, he has already recorded 11 points (five goals and six assists).


The most important thing about him is without a doubt his level of determination to move up the ranks. Going from the USHL to the NCAA is often where it gets stuck for many prospects. However, the Tricolore prospect has made the transition with flying colors.


My two years with the Steel have been very important to me in terms of development," he said. The organization does a great job of helping the players and making sure everyone gets better every day. I'm really grateful to have played there for a few years and to have been able to learn from those coaches. All the players wanted to get better, and we pushed each other every day."

It's not just a challenge on the hockey front. Studying at Harvard is also a challenge academically: "It's a real challenge at times," he added. But it helps that all the guys here are willing to help each other. Everyone understands that we have to work together off the ice to push each other in school and make sure everyone is in a good place. Our team takes particular pride in doing well in the classroom. The culture that has developed here has been very helpful for me and all the new players. We have to combine classes and hockey at the same time."

It's a great story that's taking shape for the 20-year-old hockey player. There is still a long way to go before he reaches the NHL, but Farrell seems to be determined enough to go all the way. We wish him all the best with his new team and hope to see him play for the Canadiens one day!
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