The Canadiens have drafted a plethora of NCAA players in recent years and with the success of players like Christopher Higgins and Mike Komisarek, Habs fans have reason to be hopeful some of the recent NCAA crop will be just as good.
According to Hockey’s Future, defencemen David Fischer and Ryan McDonagh, who were left off the U.S. junior team for the recent world junior tournament, have stepped up their play despite the disappointment of that decision and have played some of their best hockey of the season since then, according to Trevor Timmins, the Canadiens’ director of player recruitment and development.
The report also looks at prospects Max Pacioretty, J.T. Wyman, Joe Stesjkal and Philippe Paquet.
Read the full report here.