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Several Canadiens prospects made some noise in their respective leagues

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

MONTREAL - Here's a quick look at how a few of the Canadiens' prospects performed during the last week.

Cayden Primeau

The 20-year-old goalie is enjoying an excellent start to his American Hockey League (AHL) career with the Laval Rocket.

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Primeau won his last two starts in shootouts with the Canadiens' farm club, turning aside 65 of the 68 pucks he faced in the process. The American also performed well in the shootout, allowing just one goal in six tries.

Tweet from @RocketLaval: Primeau = 🛑Belzile = ���#HFDvsLAV #WitnessTheFuture #IciLAVenir #GoRocket pic.twitter.com/nXsZ1qDa3h

The Habs' seventh-round pick (199th overall) in 2017 currently owns a 4-2-0 record through his first six starts in the AHL. Primeau's 1.80 goals-against average is third in the league, and is tops among rookie netminders. His .941 save percentage is fourth in the AHL.

Tweet from @RocketLaval: PRIM🚫 👀Thanks @cpreems29 Thanks @daleweise22 #GoRocket #LAVvsBEL pic.twitter.com/0t5r97UVCZ

The Rocket are riding high right now, as they've won their last four games. Joel Bouchard's troops have put together a 7-5-1 record in their first 13 games of the season.

Brett Stapley

The sophomore center with the University of Denver Pioneers is running on all cylinders, just as his team is.

The Pioneers have a perfect 8-0-0 record through eight games and remain the only unbeaten team.

For his part, Stapley has scored two goals for seven points in his last five games.

Tweet from @DU_Hockey: Target Practice @BrettStapley 🎯 #PioneerTogether pic.twitter.com/6p0EczNkSA

The Canadiens' seventh-round pick (190th overall) in 2018 recorded three assists against the University of Niagara on November 1.

Tweet from @DU_Hockey: Ew. #PioneerTogether pic.twitter.com/QqEMnModFl

Tweet from @DU_Hockey: Smooth like butter 🧈 #PioneerTogether pic.twitter.com/ALzP0OZCS1

The Campbell River, BC native leads all Pioneers forwards with a plus-6 differential in 2019-20.

Rafael Harvey-Pinard

The Chicoutimi Sagueneens captain has definitely found his groove.

The 20-year-old forward is currently riding a six-game points streak.

Harvey-Pinard had two two-goal games in a row against the Shawinigan Cataractes and Victoriaville Tigres, respectively, this past weekend.

Tweet from @LHJMQ: #JeuDeLaSoir��e | #LHJMQ @RafaelPinard d��montre un peu de cr��ativit�� sur ce but des @SagueneensLHJMQ alors qu���il fait rebondir la rondelle dans le dos du gardien adverse! pic.twitter.com/itrw3qnAVx

Montreal's seventh-round pick (201st overall) in 2019 has eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points so far this season.

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