At the 2021 Junior Championship, we had the chance to see in action two young prospects of the Canadiens from the 2020 draft. Kaiden Guhle (Round 1 – 16th) and Jan Mysak (Round 2 – 48th) made a good impression with their respective teams. Among the youngsters selected in 2020, only Luke Tuch, drafted 1 place before Mysak, had not yet started his season.
The 18-year-old left winger still took part in Team USA’s camp for the tournament that just ended. He will probably be in the line-up in 2022.
A first NCAA goal
Yesterday, he played his first NCAA game and came out on top in a crushing 7-3 loss to Providence. Tuch participated in 2 of the 3 goals of his team. He scored a goal and an assist while maintaining a neutral differential.
This is his first goal in the university ranks!
Tuch is the closest thing to a power forward. He is at his best when he gets physically involved in a match. Trevor Timmins mentioned how aggressive he was and that he fought for every inch on the ice. Here’s a powerful body check from yesterday’s game.
It’s only one game! But it’s reassuring to see him get involved in this way. He participated in the score sheet. He got physically involved and blocked two shots. It will be interesting to follow his progress throughout the season.
Translated by Michel-Alexandre Broekaert