Habs’ Top 30 Prospect Rankings
February 5, 2022
By Grant McCagg
Kaiden Guhle retains his status as Montreal’s top-ranked prospect, to the surprise of no one. He is; after all, the only prospect in the system who was chosen in the top 20 of the NHL draft.
He has earned it. The two-way defenceman has continued to progress offensively, averaging a point per game so far this season and quarterbacking Edmonton’s power play. His forte remains his physical defensive game, however, and Guhle is a dominant force in the WHL in that regard.
The major shift in the top ten was Logan Mailloux moving from sixth spot to second overall after finally being allowed to play in the OHL once again following his half-season suspension.
Mailloux has scored three goals and eight points in just six OHL games so far this campaign, demonstrating his above-average mobility, puck-carrying shills and cannon shot. Mailloux has a hard slapshot but it’s his lethal wrister that has been most impressive.
Ohio State goalie Jakub Dobes is the other prospect to make a major gain in the rankings, moving from 16 to eight thanks to his terrific performances as a freshman NCAA goalie. Dobes is top three in NCAA wins and save percentage and has almost singlehandedly vaulted the Buckeyes into a battle for first place in the highly-competitive Big10 conference.
Montreal’s prospect pool is so deep this year that Recrutes has expanded the list from 25 prospects to 30. Here are the latest rankings: