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The Canadiens' next goaltender of the future is already in the organization.

Published August 12, 2023 at 10:35
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If there's one thing that's tough about the Habs right now, and for many years to come, it's wearing the shoes Carey Price wore. Being the number-one goaltender in a franchise that has seen the likes of Jacques Plante, Ken Dryden, Patrick Roy and Carey is not for everyone.

Uncertainty continues to surround Samuel Montembeault, who is showing great promise but still has some proving to do. In the meantime, Kent Hughes selected three goalies in the latest draft, and one of them is seen as a future number one, if not higher.

According to Steven Ellis, who has followed Fowler very closely, the goalkeeper could even be Team USA's next most trusted man.

"He's got the makings of an NHL starting goalie, there's no doubt about that. He has an imposing frame, he's athletic and he has an excellent head on his shoulders. His raw skills are there, and he'll have a chance to compete well at Boston University this season." - NHL scout



It's been a long time since we've heard such words about a Canadiens goaltending prospect, and frankly, it feels good.

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August 12   |   53 answers
The Canadiens' next goaltender of the future is already in the organization.

In your opinion, can Samuel Montembeault become a good number one goalie in the NHL?

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