The steal of the 2020 draft by the Habs reveals his intentions for next season and for his future contract

Published February 16, 2022 at 3:08 PM

Since the start of the men's hockey tournament at the Beijing Olympics, Sean Farrell, a prospect for the Canadiens, has impressed a lot with his offensive production and many are already seeing him in Montreal as early as next fall.

A fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft, the American forward had six points in three games, including a hat trick in a USA win over China, and is second in tournament scoring.

Alexandre Pratt took advantage of his presence in Beijing to meet Farrell.

Farrell said he was very pleased with his performance, especially since without the NHL players' forfeit in December, he never would have imagined competing in the Olympics.

Even his coach, David Quinn, said he was really impressed by the young man.

«Sean impresses me. He is a very talented player, very competitive, with a lot of energy. His small size [5 ft 9 in] does not prevent him from being productive. Frankly, he played very well for us. »

But for those who would have liked to see Farrell as early as next year in Montreal may be disappointed.

When Pratt asked him if the professional ranks were the next step in his career, he replied that it won't happen immediately after the Games. Not even next season.

«My plan is to go to Harvard. I still really have things to accomplish there. As a player, I still have a lot to learn and work on. That's why I want to go back next season."

It's a shame for some fans, but the fact remains that Farrell's development will be followed very closely by Kent Hughes over the next few months and with the rebuild already underway in Montreal, patience will be required in his case.

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