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Season Reviews

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Artturi Lehkonen

Lehkonen shifted back toward the offensive side in his final year in the organization.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Jake Evans

In a season most players would rather forget, Jake Evans made a memorable impression.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Brendan Gallagher

Try as he might, the puck simply wouldn’t go in the net for Gallagher last season.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Christian Dvorak

Dvorak turned a brutal deployment into a decent amount of offence in his first year with the Habs.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Nick Suzuki

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Tyler Toffoli

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Jonathan Drouin

Drouin found ways to contribute on the scoresheet last season, and maybe that’s all that really matters.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Cole Caufield

An incredible rebound following the coaching change showed us what Caufield could be.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Michael Pezzetta

Pezzetta’s relentless work ethic created plenty of chances in his rookie season.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Josh Anderson

Anderson was one of many players miscast last season, but he put his heart into the role.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Rem Pitlick

Pitlick’s production was better than it had any right to be. Is that something he can maintain?

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Mike Hoffman

An offensive player given a defensive deployment, it wasn’t a fun year for Hoffman.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Joel Armia

Armia may not have been at the bottom of the list like many expected, but there were 12 forwards who finished above him.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Ryan Poehling

A lack of offensive finish kept Poehling at the bottom of the list.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Laurent Dauphin

Dauphin may not have excelled last season but his big style of play comes in handy.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Paul Byron

It was a difficult year for the majority of players, but few more than Byron.

Canadiens 2021-22 Forward Ratings: Introduction

The Canadiens had a terrible season, but which players performed the best throughout the year?

Grading Jacob Olofsson’s season

In what was supposed to be a season of improvement, Olofsson kept slipping backward.

Grading Joni Ikonen’s season

Finally healthy, we saw the significant impact all that lost time had on Ikonen’s development.

Ben Chiarot’s first-year progression or: Why we need to be patient with new players

The defenceman brought one set of neutral-zone rules with him from Winnipeg, and spent the 2020-21 season unlearning all of it.

Laval season review: Alexandre Alain took another step forward

The second-year pro showed improvement in 2019-20.

Laval season review: Cayden Primeau solidified his potential

In his first professional season, the goaltender rose up the depth chart.

Laval season review: Josh Brook’s first professional season isn’t over yet

The young defenceman took strides under Joël Bouchard.

Laval Season Review: Otto Leskinen’s first season in North America showed his potential

The 23-year-old made strides for the Rocket in his debut season.

Laval season review: Laurent Dauphin was the catalyst for change

Acquired in a deal in January, Dauphin found a new home quickly in Laval.

Laval season review: The depth pieces played important roles

These players didn’t have NHL contracts, but had major roles on the Canadiens’ AHL team.

Laval season review: Karl Alzner was a key mentor for a young team

The pillar on defence for the Rocket was more than just an on-ice leader for Laval again this year.

Laval season review: Charlie Lindgren needed to play more

The goaltender found himself sharing the net in both Laval and Montreal.

Laval season review: Gustav Olofsson is a jack of all trades

Steady and reliable was the name of the game for the Swedish defender, but will it get him to the NHL level?

Laval season review: Belzile remains a true leader for the team

Injuries cut down what looked like another career year for the veteran forward.

Laval season review: Joseph Blandisi may be the hired gun the team has been looking for

The team has been trying to find the right veteran to lead the Rocket up front.

Laval season review: Ryan Poehling struggled in his first year as a pro

It wasn’t the season many expected, but it laid the groundwork for the forward to build on.