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Canadiens future watch

Rhett Pitlick, Allan McShane and Jayden Struble continue to impress in their respective leagues

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier. Translated by Matt Cudzinowski. @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here's a quick look at how some of the Canadiens' prospects have been performing of late.

Rhett Pitlick

The Chaska, MN native enjoyed a productive weekend with the USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks.

The 18-year-old forward had a career night last Friday in a 6-5 win over the Lincoln Stars, scoring once and collecting four assists. 

He also started the play that eventually led to the game-winning goal by Oliver MacDonald.

Tweet from @MuskegonJacks: Let's make some NOISE Jacks fans! Game Day #GETJACKD Check out a Gushchin from Pitlick goal from Muskegon's Friday night win over Lincoln!

Pitlick chipped in with a goal and an assist on Saturday as well.

Since being traded to the Lumberjacks on November 26, Pitlick has amassed seven goals and 22 points in 17 games.

He ranks third among USHL rookies with 33 points in 34 games.

Pitlick was a fifth-round pick of the Canadiens (131st overall) in 2019.

Allan McShane

The Oshawa Generals' forward is playing on the top line in the OHL right now alongside Philip Tomasino and Ty Tullio.

McShane is riding a five-game point streak. He has one goal and 10 points during that span.

Tweet from @OHLHockey: .@allan_mcshane with the patience, @kylemac9191 with the finishing touch 👌And THAT'S how you secure the @Oshawa_Generals OT win!

Since the start of January, the Collingwood, ON native has five goals and 18 points in 15 games.

Tweet from @Oshawa_Generals: .@allan_mcshane shark do-do-do-do-do 🦈#OSHvsBAR

A fourth-round selection of the Canadiens (97th overall) in 2018, McShane has 20 goals and 55 points in 48 games this season.

Jayden Struble

After being held without a point during his first eight games in the NCAA ranks, the Northeastern University defenseman hit his stride.

Struble has put up three goals and 10 points over his last 11 games.

Tweet from @GoNUmhockey: 🚨🚨🚨McDonough with the 🔥for his 9th of the season with sweet passes from Madden & Struble #HowlinHuskies

A second-round selection of the Canadiens (46th overall) in 2019, Struble had his most productive outing on January 11 when he scored a goal and collected two assists against the University of New Hampshire.

Tweet from @GoNUmhockey: 🚨🚨IT'S A TIED GAME 🚨🚨Grabbing the feed from Jozefek, Jayden Struble hits UNH with an absolute ROCKET to put the #HowlinHuskies back in the game!

In addition to putting up numbers on the scoresheet, Struble has also amassed 34 penalty minutes.

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