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An Under-The-Radar Canadiens Prospect Is Impressing in the AHL


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October 21, 2022  (12:55)
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The Laval Rocket is benefiting from more and more young players from the most recent drafts. Slowly, the effect of the massive addition of young talent is starting to be felt and some of them are already impressing the organization.

This is the case of defenseman William Trudeau, who is in his first games in the AHL and already, he has the confidence of his coach Jean-François Houle.
In last night's game against the Springfield Thunderbirds, the Rocket coach wanted the pair of Trudeau and Madison Bowey on the ice in a crucial moment at the end of the game, during a power play, when Laval was leading only 1-0.
It's a huge vote of confidence for a coach to put a rookie in a situation like that, right away in a young professional career, when he has several other more experienced defensemen on hand like Otto Leskinen, Mattias Norlinder and Justin Barron, etc.
After the game, Houle was excited about the 20-year-old's performance so far.
He really stood out tonight for a 20-year-old. He has a good stick. He played physically and when he was short-handed, he was good. I'm very impressed with what he's giving us.

He's able to make great zone exits and good passes. - Jean-François Houle

Trudeau, who was a fourth-round pick of the Canadiens in 2021 is already making his mark in the organization. He had a very solid training camp with the Tricolore.
His playing partner, Madison Bowey, also had good words for the Quebec defenseman.
He's playing very well and you can see right away that he has a lot of skill. He's strong in his zone and just with more reps, he'll gain even more confidence and he'll only get better. - Madison Bowey

We often talk about Joshua Roy as the best pick in the 2021 Habs draft, but we have to admit that Trudeau is another great pick by Trevor Timmins.
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