Massive announcement involving Logan Mailloux to emerge soon?

Aaron Itovitch
April 9, 2024  (12:10)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman prospect Logan Mailloux
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Logan Mailloux has emerged as potentially the most standout prospect for the Montreal Canadiens, making a significant impact with the team's AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket, this season.

Indeed, even though it was his first season in the professional ranks, the 20-year-old defenseman had an exceptional year, tallying an impressive 44 points, including 14 goals, across 68 games.
Moreover, despite being the 31st overall pick in 2021 and known for his offensive skills, he has shown substantial improvement in his defensive play, demonstrating his ability to hold off the opposing team's top forwards.
With a formidable size of 6'3" and 220 lbs, he's truly establishing himself as one of the most promising prospects within the organization. It wouldn't be surprising to see him make the leap to the NHL in the near future.
Especially since Kaiden Guhle and Arber Xhekaj are currently sidelined due to injury, Martin St-Louis finds himself with only six defensemen in his lineup. Furthermore, given that the Montreal Canadiens have five games scheduled over the next eight days, a call-up for Logan Mailloux could be in Kent Hughes' plans as a reward for his performance.
After all, even though the Laval Rocket is in the midst of a playoff race, the team led by Jean-François Houle has no games scheduled from Saturday to the following Friday. This schedule opens up the possibility for Mailloux, wearing number 24, to join the Canadiens for their last two matches against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday and Wednesday, before returning to aid the Rocket in their push for playoff qualification.
In this context, it's worth noting that in the latest episode of the Stanley25 podcast, Maxime Truman once again confirmed that according to his information, Logan Mailloux is expected to play his first NHL game this season. This situation is one to watch closely in the coming days.
Undoubtedly, if the defenseman doesn't join the Canadiens this season, he is sure to make his NHL debut next year. According to Jean-François Houle, he is the Canadiens prospect who seems most ready to transition from the American Hockey League to the NHL.
«Logan Mailloux has had an excellent season for a rookie. He's a big guy. He plays with confidence. It's certain he'll be knocking on the door of the NHL next year. He has good skating and a very good wrist shot. For me, it's his skating that sets him apart.» - Jean-François Houle

Such positive feedback from his head coach is encouraging and undoubtedly promising for the future of the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge. Do you think the CH will call up Logan Mailloux in the coming days?
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