With the Canadiens selecting 26th overall using the Calgary Flames’  pick, we take a look at Luneau’s profile to see if he’s worth a swing in  that range.

The Habs have 13 picks beyond first overall to mull over. With the 2022  NHL Draft being held in Montreal, and with the placement of their first  three rounds of picks,

it’s more likely than ever that the Habs will try to gather some local talent to develop.

One name that has come up often, specifically in regard to the 26th  overall selection they obtained in the trade that sent Tyler Toffoli to  Calgary, is Tristan Luneau.

He checks a lot of boxes for the Habs. He’s a right-handed defender,  sports a large frame, is a local product, plays a defensively  responsible game, and doesn’t shy away from physical contact.

His 12 goals and 43 points in 63 games this season for the Gatineau  Olympiques placed him second among draft-eligible QMJHL defencemen, and  19th overall.

In a historically high-scoring league (98 draft-eligible defencemen have  had higher point-per-game rates than Luneau’s in the Q), and especially  as the primary power-play option for Gatineau and a first overall pick  in the QMJHL Draft, these numbers are lacklustre.

Elite Prospects: #69 DobberProspects: #33 FCHockey: #34 McKeen’s: #29 Smaht Scouting: #71


Bob McKenzie (TSN): #21 NHL Central Scouting: #24 (North American skaters) Corey Pronman (The Athletic) #37 Scott Wheeler (The Athletic): #31