The Montreal Canadiens have an interesting asset in their deck of cards, among their prospects!

Published January 16, 2022 at 2:31 PM

The names of Joshua Roy, Jordan Harris and Mattias Norlinder have been buzzing around the Habs since the start of the 2021-2022 campaign among the Montreal organization's prospects.

Earlier today, I told you about Xavier Simoneau.

For the details, it's here :

However, there is another Habs prospect who has some potential and he deserves to be talked about.

His name? Frederik Dichow, a 6 foot 5 inch right handed goalie who is making a name for himself in Sweden.

He was a fifth-round pick, 138th overall, in the 2019 amateur draft, much to the surprise of the main guy.

"I wasn't expecting that. It was a big surprise. But certainly not a bad surprise."

The 20-year-old goaltender is currently playing in the Allsvenskan in the Swedish second division and his presence is prevalent.

In 18 games, he has accumulated a save percentage of 0.926% and he now has a goals-against-average of 2.18. He has also accumulated 11 wins and three shutouts.

One thing is for sure, his performance in 2021-2022 has not gone unnoticed. The Habs are keeping a close eye on him for the future. He is attracting interest from several SHL teams in the Swedish top division, but it is not impossible that he will continue his career with the Laval Rocket in 2022-2023.

However, no matter where he goes next, the Habs will support him in his journey.

"The Canadiens are really happy with my development right now. We'll see what the next step is. The American league or the SHL are two great options. The final decision is up to them. I would be happy with either scenario. I trust them, they know what's best for me."

"I've had some great offers from the SHL and I also know that the Canadians support that option. It would be a great choice for me."

Should Carey Price, Samuel Montembeault and/or Jake Allen leave, Cayden Primeau is likely to graduate to the big club, which could make room for Dichow with the Rocket. However, this option seems very unlikely in my opinion. He will likely become a starting goalie in the SHL sooner rather than later, which might be better for his development.

We shouldn't rush things in his case. The Habs have a nice project in their hands, the new management will obviously want to do things right with him.

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