Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Montréal Canadiens

Canadiens future watch

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.

Cole Caufield

The Canadiens' first-round pick (15th overall) in 2019 played his first home game in front of scores of Badgers fans at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI on Friday.

Caufield needed just 53 seconds in the contest against the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs to net his fifth goal of the season. The 5-foot-7, 162-pound forward added another one in the final frame, making it 6-2 for the Badgers.

Tweet from @fswisconsin: THAT WAS FAST 😱Cole Caufield scores 53 seconds in to get @BadgerMHockey on the board!📱 https://t.co/ar4DJTKVwn pic.twitter.com/QpQNnqPw9R

Tweet from @BadgerMHockey: 6 goals. 3 games. Cole Caufield is kind of good at hockey 👀 pic.twitter.com/vUNnFxdaau

The 18-year-old scored two goals in each of his first three career games with the University of Wisconsin.

Caufield and the Badgers were back in action on Saturday against the two-time NCAA champions. The home squad won that one, too, by a 3-1 score in front of 13,296 fans at the Kohl Center. For the first time this season, the Habs prospect was held off the scoresheet despite recording four shots on goal.

With six markers in four games, Caufield leads the NCAA in goals.

The boys are buzzin after this weekend 🧹🧹 (via @gagejacksont )

Une publication partagée par Barstool Wisco (@badgerbarstool) le

The Badgers have posted a 3-0-1 record to start the season. Wisconsin welcomes the Clarkson University Golden Knights for a two-game series on October 25 and 26.

Ryan Poehling

The 20-year-old American picked the perfect time to score his first career goal in the American Hockey League (AHL). Poehling lit the lamp with just under 10 minutes to go in Friday night's game against the Providence Bruins to give the Laval Rocket a 3-2 win at home.

Tweet from @RocketLaval: Un effort individuel incroyable de Ryan Poehling pour donner les devants au Rocket en fin de match!Son premier but de la saison! 🔥A massive individual effort from @LilUziPoehlss to give the Rocket the lead!⁰First goal in the @TheAHL 🚨#GoRocket 🚀 pic.twitter.com/JYHH1s0x7U

The Canadiens' first-round pick (25th overall) in 2017 made an impact once again on Saturday when he scored his second goal in as many games.

Tweet from @RocketLaval: Ryan Poehling n���a pas perdu de temps avant de marquer son deuxi��me 🚨 de la saison!⁰Des passes �� Dale Weise et Alex Belzile🍎It didn���t take long for @LilUziPoehlss to score his second of the season!⁰Goals in back-to-back games 🚨#WitnessTheFuture #IciLAVenir #GoRocket pic.twitter.com/zdXL6jqEaL

Poehling is currently riding a four-game points streak.

The Lakeville, MN native has two goals for four points in seven games with Joel Bouchard's contingent.

Jordan Harris

Defenseman Jordan Harris is enjoying an excellent start to the season with the Northeastern University Huskies.

The Habs' third-round pick (71st overall) in 2018 has collected a point in each of his first four games with the Huskies this season.

The 19-year-old American beat his goals total from last year after tallying twice in four games.

One of those goals came on a penalty shot.

Tweet from @GoNUmhockey: Harris bringing that cawlidge hawkey 🔥on SportsCenter this morning!! https://t.co/nUAb5GBJaI

Harris currently leads his team with four points to kick off the 2019-20 campaign.

Tweet from @GoNUmhockey: That's a #HowlinHuskies GOAL! Harris locks up the score at 1-1 off a beauty of a pass from Solow! pic.twitter.com/vGFmuGckXi

Cole Fonstad

Traded to the Everett Silvertips on October 13, Fonstad didn't wait long to make his presence felt with his new team.

Montreal's fifth-round pick (128th overall) in 2018 scored one goal and picked up a pair of helpers in his first game with the Silvertips on October 16.

Tweet from @WHLsilvertips: COLE. BLOODED. #LetsGoTips pic.twitter.com/Xjg3t1fKcT

In three games with Everett, Fonstad has one goal and six points.

The 19-year-old center is also riding a five-game points streak.

Fonstad has three goals for 15 points in 12 games with the Silvertips and Prince Albert Raiders.

Tweet from @WHLsilvertips: Ready to roll, @cole_fonstad?#LetsGoTips pic.twitter.com/nr0SE32fgg

Cam Hillis

The Guelph Storm captain enjoyed a career game on Thursday with a three-goal, five-point night.

Tweet from @OHLHockey: Hats take flight for @cam_hillis 🧢🧢🧢@CanadiensMTL prospect buries his first #OHL hat-trick in a career-high 5��� point performance as @Storm_City outlasts Erie 🌪��� pic.twitter.com/lDlwepXkFq

The Habs' third-round pick (66th overall) in 2018 added two helpers the next night against the Niagara IceDogs.

The Enniskillen, ON native has four goals for 10 points in 10 games so far this season.

Mattias Norlinder

The 19-year-old defenseman has been a standout so far this season in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

In 11 games with Modo, Norlinder has lit the lamp six times.

The Canadiens' third-round pick (64th overall) in 2019 leads all defensemen in the SHL in goals.

Don't forget about this eye-popping tally of his from earlier in the season.

Tweet from @MODO_Hockey: Mattias Norlinder s��tter det avslutande m��let i kv��llens 7-1-seger ��ver Mora IK! ��\_(���)_/�� #modose #matchdag pic.twitter.com/BgmQbruOKB

The blue-liner has earned himself an invitation to the Swedish under-20 team for the IIHF World Junior Championship.

Fellow Habs prospect Jacob Olofsson was also handed an invite for Team Sweden.

**Photo credit: UW Athletics**

View More