I would like to get some opinions on our defensive depth and where you would rank our current young defensemen or where you think they will be in the next 2 years.
Here is a list of our defense:
|1. Nathan Beaulieu||CHL||8.0||C|
|2. Jarred Tinordi||Pro||7.5||C|
|3. Dalton Thrower||CHL||7.0||C|
|4. Morgan Ellis||Pro||7.0||C|
|5. Darren Dietz||CHL||7.0||C|
|6. Greg Pateryn||Pro||6.5||C|
|7. Magnus Nygren||Europe||6.5||C|
|8. Josiah Didier||NCAA||6.5||C|
|9. Colin Sullivan||NCAA||6.5||C|
|10. Mac Bennett||NCAA||6.5||C|
|11. Joe Stejskal||Pro||5.5||C|
You can add in guys like Frederic St.Denis, Antoine Corbin if you like.
In 2 years I would put Jarred Tinordi as a 5th/6th d-man with the big club, Nathan Beaulieu could also make the team next year but I would see him as getting some call-ups here and there but spending most of the year in Hamilton. For Morgan Ellis, I see him making the Habs roster as a 6th defensemen depending on how he develops over the summer. If Ellis has a good camp i wouldn't be surprised to see him playing in Montreal. I think Dalton Thrower will play another year in junior, and Darren Dietz will be a top 4 d-man with Hamilton. For Magnus Nygren judging from his fantastic ongoing season in the SEL I would like to see him develop in Hamilton for the next 2 years but I believe he has signed in Sweden for another year or so? regardless he looks promising so far. I don't know to much about Colin Sullivan so i think he will be playing another year in the NCAA as well as Didier. Greg Pateryn will likely fight hard for a spot with the Habs but ultimatley i see Tinordi taking that position barring any drastic moves in the summer that could open another spot. I would like to see Mac Bennett play in Hamilton as he can develop his defensive game better there then in College hockey. Joe Stejskal looks like a depth guy I believe he has decent potential to be a depth defensemen in the NHL but at this point he will likely be with Hamilton.
What do you guys think?
Which Habs defense prospects do you see playing regularly with the big club in the next 2-3 years.
Jarred Tinordi (85 votes)
Nathan Beaulieu (38 votes)
Morgan Ellis (1 vote)
Greg Pateryn (1 vote)
Darren Dietz (2 votes)
Dalton Thrower (1 vote)
Magnus Nygren (2 votes)
130 total votes