Montreal Canadiens fans don’t get a lot of breaking news in the month of August, so here at A Winning Habit, we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 31 prospects currently in the Habs organization. Each player was carefully deliberated by our writers and ranked accordingly. Today, we continue with our 18th-ranked prospect, Xavier Simoneau.
Simoneau was drafted by the Canadiens in the sixth round of the 2021 NHL draft, as an overager. He was almost certainly looked over in the draft due to his size, listed at only 5’7″. Still, what Simoneau lacks in size, he makes up for with skill, putting together an impressive junior career that saw him amass over 250 career points.