Welcome to the first edition of Canadiens Prospects Power Rankings.

All power rankings are based on the ranking criteria from the pre-season prospect rankings, which can be found here, plus their current performance on bi-weekly bases.

You will notice a column “PRank” which stands for the previous ranking, there will also be some players with “NR” (Not Ranked) under PRank if they did not play during those weeks due to injury or lack of playing time.

There is also a “Trend” column which indicates their current performances to support their current ranking.

In addition to the rankings, I’ve also included basic player statistics for quick reference but counting stats don’t mean everything.


Rank PRank Player Trend League GP Goals Assists Points Wins Losses GAA SV%
1 1 Jesperi Kotkaniemi NHL 4 0 1 1
2 7 Josh Brook WHL 7 4 7 11
3 NR Nick Suzuki OHL 7 3 5 8
4 2 Ryan Poehling NCAA 2 0 3 3
5 NR Victor Mete NHL 4 0 0 0
6 9 Jacob Olofsson SHL 6 0 4 4
7 8 Cayden Primeau NCAA 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.00 0.961
8 3 Noah Juulsen NHL 4 0 0 0
9 NR Charlie Lindgren AHL 3 0 0 0 2 1 2.39 0.875
10 15 Alexander Romanov KHL 17 0 1 1
11 13 Cale Fleury AHL 3 0 2 2
12 5 Jesse Ylonen Liiga 12 3 0 3
13 16 Cole Fonstad WHL 11 5 6 11
14 11 Allan McShane OHL 8 3 5 8
15 12 Jake Evans AHL 4 1 1 2
16 32 Samuel Houde QMJHL 10 4 4 8
17 20 Jordan Harris NCAA 2 1 2 3
18 NR Michael McCarron AHL 4 0 3 3
19 26 David Sklenicka AHL 4 1 0 1
20 27 Michal Moravcik AHL 4 0 1 1
21 NR Joel Teasdale QMJHL 9 3 6 9
22 10 Cam Hillis OHL 9 1 3 4
23 19 Michael McNiven AHL 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.06 0.867
24 33 Brett Stapley NCAA 2 1 2 3
25 25 Jack Gorniak NCAA 2 0 1 1
26 17 Lukas Vejdemo AHL 4 0 0 0
27 28 Alexandre Alain AHL 4 0 0 0
28 21 Brett Lernout AHL 4 0 0 0
29 23 Hunter Shinkaruk AHL 4 0 1 1
30 31 Scott Walford WHL 6 0 3 2
31 36 Nikolas Koberstein NCAA 4 0 0 0
32 29 Daniel Audette AHL 4 0 0 0
33 35 Antoine Waked ECHL 1 0 1 1
34 37 Arvid Henrikson USHL 4 0 0 0

*Players not ranked are as follows; Nikita Scherbak, Michael Pezzetta, Hayden Verbeek, Jeremiah Addison, Gustav Olofsson, Joni Ikonen and Jarret Tyszka.

All posts will include the hashtag #CPPR (Canadiens Prospects Power Rankings) to help quickly reference from week to week. You can also use the top menu search bar and click on the category “Power Rankings”.

Posted by Joshua D

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