With the hockey season in full effect let’s take a look at another edition of Canadiens Prospects Report with performances from the Canadian Hockey League.


Canadian Hockey League (QMJHL, OHL, WHL)

 

Samuel Houde #88, Chicoutimi Saguenéens – QMJHL

Another late-round pick in Samuel Houde is producing at an outstanding rate for his team. He’s been very quick and his speed burns many defenders in the rush. He’s prolonged his point streak to 13 games with an assist vs Blainville this past Sunday. Houde was a highly rated prospect coming out of the Q draft but really hasn’t materialized into the player many thought he could become. The hot start and explosive point production have certainly put Houde back in contention as a top 15 prospect in the system. 

Stats from Sept 23rd to Oct 31st

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGFOPTS/GP
13101121843946%1.61

Regular Season Stats

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGFOPTS/GP
161015259104847%1.56

 

 

LW Rafaël Harvey-Pinard #11, Chicoutimi Saguenéens – QMJHL

Rafael Harvey-Pinard started off a little slow but has picked up his production in the latter half of the month finishing with 16 points. The one thing that hasn’t changed is his compete level, he brings it every night and provides a wealth of experience. He has been very implicated in all facets of the game.

Stats from Sept 23rd to Oct 31st

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGFOPTS/GP
1341216743250%1.23

Regular Season Stats

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGFOPTS/GP
1661218844244%1.12

 

 

Cam Hillis #8, Guelph Storm – OHL

When the Canadiens drafted Cam Hillis in the 3rd round, both management and the draft staff were ecstatic. He’s had a rough junior career due to injuries but he has bounced back in 2019-2020 and looks to be healthy for the long run. On top of being healthy, he’s been awarded the captaincy and has been the top-line center for Guelph. His production has been encouraging as he’s recorded 5 and 4 point nights during the month of October. Hillis is up to 20 points in 14 games and could be one of the better bounce back players in recent years. He’s showing his talent on the ice and Guelph could not be happier.

Stats from Sept 23rd to Oct 31st

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGFOPTS/GP
13512171122258%1.31

Regular Season Stats

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGFOPTS/GP
14515201282557%1.43

 

 

LD Jacob LeGuerrier #8, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds – OHL

Statistics from Sept 23rd to Oct 31st

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGPTS/GP
10156612210.60

Regular Season Statistics

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGPTS/GP
13189616290.69

 

 

Allan McShane #61, Oshawa Generals – OHL

The Oshawa Generals have high aspirations this year and they expect Allan McShane to be part of the players to lead them to the playoffs. With 16 points in 14 games during the month, McShane has picked up where he left off from last year. He is clearly shouldering the responsibilities with ease and should continue to increase the production rate. My point prediction for him was to surpass the 80 point plateau by season’s end and I expect that to unfold. He’s been using his shot more having already registered 43 shots total this season. He’s also been very efficient on faceoffs with a success rate of 62% having won 123/199. Not bad for a 4th round pick.

Stats from Sept 23rd to Oct 31st

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGFOPTS/GP
1341115-303660%1.15

Regular Season Stats

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGFOPTS/GP
1551318-204362%1.20

 

 

LW Cole Fonstad #24, Prince Albert Raiders – WHL

Earlier this month Canadiens prospect Cole Fonstad was traded by the Prince Albert Raiders to the Everett Silvertips and joined 2019 3rd round pick, Gianni Fairbrother. Both players aspire to go far this year as Everett is a good team. Fonstad is coming off a productive 2018-19 season finishing with 73 points in 67 games. In his first 12 games in 2019-20, he has produced 15 points. He is currently ranked 27th in the WHL for points. 2020 draft-eligible center Connor Zary leads the league with 20 points and plays for the Kamloops Blazers. Fonstad has looked as dangerous with Everett as he did with Prince Albert and it shows his qualities and skills playing in different systems. He’s used his speed and offensive awareness to create mismatches and has looked like a great addition for the Silvertips. He’s trending in the right direction.

Stats from Sept 23rd to Oct 31st

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGFOPTS/GP
102121490241.40

Regular Season Stats

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGFOPTS/GP
1231215102271.25

 

 

LD Gianni Fairbrother #24, Everett Silvertips – WHL

2019 draft pick Gianni Fairbrother has not missed a step since his selection in the 3rd round, he has been impressive both at development camp and rookie camp as well in his WHL season with Everett. Coming off a great productive season, Fairbrother is looking to take the next step both offensively and defensively and he has shown great signs thus far. He only has 7 assists in 9 games but will get more points as the season progresses. He’s just scratching the surface of his skills at the moment. I expect to see his name on stat sheets more as the season progresses.

Statistics from Sept 23rd to Oct 31st

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGPTS/GP
907755200.78

Regular Season Statistics

GPGAPTS+/-PIMSOGPTS/GP
10088310220.80

 

October was a good month for many of these CHL prospects and they’re progressing well. Some of them have high expectations and need to continue performing. Let’s hope November is another positive month.

Posted by Costa Rontzocos

Scout NCAA, CHL and AHL prospects on my free time