The main hopes of the Canadian

The main hopes of the Canadian

Cuvée 2020

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KAIDEN GUHLE

1er round (16e) | defender | Prince Albert (WHL)

Guhle won the silver medal with Canada at the World Juniors. Very reliable in his territory, he collected 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) in 7 games.

LUKE TUCH

2e tower (47e) | winger | Boston University (NCAA)

As of Jan. 7, Tuch had yet to make his NCAA debut. He was cut off from the American team’s camp.

JAN MYSAK

2e tower (48e) | center | Hamilton (OHL)

Mysak wore the “C” on his Czech Republic jersey at the World Juniors, amassing 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) in 5 games. On loan to Litvinov’s team, he played in 11 matches in the Czech elite league. He collected only one pass.

SEAN FARRELL

4e tower (124e) | center | Chicago (USHL)

Invited to the American team’s camp, Farrell failed to win a position for the World Juniors. The fast center, however, has a very good start to the season with 24 points (9 goals, 15 assists) in 14 games with the Chicago Steel in the USHL.

2019 vintage

COLE CAUFIELD

The main hopes of the Canadian

1er round (15e) | right winger | Wisconsin (NCAA)

In his second World Juniors appearance, Caufield won gold with the United States. The number 13 finished the tournament with 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 7 games. With the Wisconsin Badgers, the little winger has 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in 10 games.

JAYDEN STRUBLE

The main hopes of the Canadian

2e tower (46e) | defender | Northeastern (NCAA)

Slowed down by a groin injury at Team USA’s camp, Struble did not accompany Caufield to Edmonton. In 8 games with the Northeastern University Huskies, the left-handed defenseman has 8 points (1 goal, 7 assists).

MATTIAS NORLINDER

The main hopes of the Canadian

3e tower (64e) | defender | Frölunda (Sweden)

Norlinder is one of the regular defenders with the Frölunda Indians. He has 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) to his record after 20 games. The left-hander is drawing attention in Sweden with his creative blue-line play. A beautiful hope.

GIANNI FAIRBROTHER

The main hopes of the Canadian

3e tower (77e) | defender | Everett (WHL)

He hasn’t played a single game. The 20-year-old could make the jump to Laval or return to the Everett Silvertips in the WHL. He still has not initialed a contract with the CH.

RAFAËL HARVEY-PINARD

The main hopes of the Canadian

7e tower (201e) | left winger | Chicoutimi (LHJMQ)

The 21-year-old Harvey-Pinard should take his first steps with the Laval Rocket this year. The American League, however, is still on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2018 vintage

JESSE YLONEN

The main hopes of the Canadian

2e round (35e) | right winger | Pelicans (Finland)

Ylonen was due to play his first matches with the Rocket last March. COVID-19 has changed his plans. At the start of the season, he returned to his native country. He played 21 games with the Pelicans, getting just 7 points (5 goals, 2 assists).

ALEXANDER ROMANOV

The main hopes of the Canadian

2e round (38e) | defender | Moscow (KHL)

Romanov has not played since last winter in his dying days with CSKA Moscow. The Russian was in the bubble with CH in Toronto, but he was not allowed to play. He will be part of the starting lineup with the Habs this year.

JACOB OLOFSSON

The main hopes of the Canadian

2e tower (56e) | center | Skelleftea (Sweden)

Olofsson has very modest statistics in Sweden’s elite league. He has amassed 2 meager points (1 goal, 1 assist) in 16 games this season.

CAM HILLIS

The main hopes of the Canadian

3e tower (66e) | center | Guelph (OHL)

Hillis still hasn’t played since last March. At 20, he will make the jump with the Laval Rocket this year.

JORDAN HARRIS

The main hopes of the Canadian

3e tower (71e) | defender | Northeastern (NCAA)

Harris is a key advocate at Northeastern University. In his first 8 games, he got off to a very good start with 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists). Huskies coach Jim Madigan describes him as an intelligent and highly mobile defenseman.

JACK GORNIAK

The main hopes of the Canadian

4e tower (123e) | left winger | Wisconsin (NCAA)

Gorniak is playing a bigger role this year with the Badgers. He has already surpassed his offensive production last year with 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) in 10 games.

Cuvée 2017

JOSH BROOK

The main hopes of the Canadian

2e tower (56e) | defender | Laval (AHL)

Brook chased the boredom away by leaving for Germany. It was loaned to the Penguins of Krefeld. However, he did not play a game due to the
pandemic.

JONI IKONEN

2e tower (58e) | Right winger | Ilves (Finland)

Ikonen remains a regular patient in the infirmary. He didn’t play a single game last year with the KalPa squad due to a serious knee injury. Now with Ilves training, he finds himself on the sidelines again due to injury.

Not drafted

JOËL TEASDALE

Winger | Laval (AHL)

Teasdale hasn’t played a single game since the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies won the Memorial Cup in May 2019. A serious right knee injury has delayed his entry into the American League. He will reconnect with Joël Bouchard this year.

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