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Canadiens future watch

Several Habs prospects continue to shine during the 2018-19 campaign

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here's a quick look at the progress a few Canadiens prospects are making with their respective clubs so far this season.

Nick Suzuki

The Canadiens prospect wasted no time making his mark with his new Junior team. In his first game in a Guelph Storm uniform, Suzuki got his new team the win with a spectacular overtime goal. The centerman also added an assist in the game.

Tweet from @OHLHockey: The perfect @Storm_City script 🌪@CanadiensMTL prospect @nsuzuki_37 scores OT winner to complete comeback in Guelph debut.

Suzuki was acquired by Guelph on January 9 in a blockbuster trade involving six players and four draft picks.

The 19-year-old forward is currently riding a five-game points streak, with four goals and eight points during the stretch.

The native of London, ON has scored a goal in each game he's played since returning from the World Junior Championship.

In five games for Team Canada, Suzuki picked up three assists.

The Golden Knights' first-round pick (13th overall) in 2017 has 22 goals for 45 points in 30 games in the OHL this season.

Allan McShane

The Oshawa Generals forward is on fire right now. McShane is enjoying an eight-game points streak, with a whopping 16 points (8G, 8A) during that span.

Tweet from @Oshawa_Generals: Sweet dangles, @allan_mcshane! #OSHvsMISS

The Collingwood, ON native put together a four-point night (2G, 2A) on January 10 against the Peterborough Petes.

Tweet from @Oshawa_Generals: Okay @allan_mcshane this is 𝙁𝙄𝙇𝙏𝙃𝙔 👀#OSHvsPBO

McShane is just one goal away from matching his personal high, in just 35 games.

Tweet from @Oshawa_Generals: Never change @allan_mcshane 🚨#OSHvsOTT

He was the Canadiens' fourth-round pick (97th overall) at the 2018 Draft.

Cole Fonstad

The Habs' fifth-round pick (128th overall) in 2018 has continued racking up the points lately.

Fonstad notched two points or more in nine of his last 13 games.

The Estevan, SK native has totalled seven goals for 22 points during the stretch.

Tweet from @PARaidersHockey: SCORES! @ColeFonstad finishes off a tic-tac-toe passing play on the power play!2-1 us. 4:04 into the third.#REGvsPA #GoRaidersGo

Fonstad's team is currently the top Junior club in the country. After 41 games, the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders have posted a 35-5-1 record.

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