The Canadiens would have already found their new Arthur Lehkonen

Published April 17, 2022 at 7:51 PM

We take the time today to discuss a Finnish player, who left the Habs only a short time ago, but who left an excellent impression.

We're not talking about Arthur Lehkonen here (although he's doing very well in Colorado), but we do want to talk a bit about Jesse Ylonen.

Brought to the Laval Rocket a few days ago, Finnish forward Jesse Ylonen has shown great things, both with the Montreal Canadiens' club-school, and with the big club in Montreal.

On this subject, as reported by our colleagues at, journalist Andrew Berkshire (Montreal Gazette) drew an interesting parallel between the two aforementioned Finns.

According to Berkshire, Ylonen could (and already is) starting to make Lehkonen forget about him. And that takes absolutely nothing away from Lehky.

Ylonen really has that potential. He has the speed, the intelligence and he seems to have what it takes to be a good defensive (and power play) player.

The advanced stats support this as well.

The speed of the one who was drafted 35th overall, by the CH in 2018, is obvious and has impressed many recently. With 35 points in 48 games in the AHL (and 5 points in 14 games in the NHL) this season, Ylonen has earned a lot of points this season, so the next question is: could he be the next Arthur Lehkonen?

According to many, the answer is yes. See Berkshire's explanation on the subject right here:

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The Canadiens would have already found their new Arthur Lehkonen

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