However, the talented 19-year-old who was the sixth pick in the 2013 NHL Draft is taking all of his early success in stride, even one day after the Flames announced he would remain in Calgary for the rest of the season.
"Yeah, it's been good. Some of the older guys on the team talk to me a lot and I think that really helped with me knowing what to expect going into the game," Monahan said. "It's been going well. I've been working hard and trying to stay focused on doing my job."
Monahan, who has six goals and three assists in his first nine NHL games, is skating on a line alongside two savvy veterans in Jiri Hudler and Michael Cammalleri, something he feels has already benefited him greatly. Flames left wing Curtis Glencross has yet to skate on the same line as his rookie teammate, but he's still quite impressed with what Monahan has brought to the table thus far.