Last year the majority of experts expected first round pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi to go back to Finland or play with the Laval Rocket.
Kotkaniemi showed off his talent from day one and joined the Canadiens to start the season as the youngest player in the NHL.
Ryan Poehling and Nick Suzuki are next in line with a chance to make the team and just like Kotkaniemi, many believe they'll start the season in Laval.
However Marc Bergevin and Claude Julien are on the same page.
Both told the media that Suzuki and Poehling have a chance to make the team with a strong training camp like Kotkaniemi and they'll make room for them.
Julien said it was simple, play hard and force the Canadiens to keep them around and they'll have a place on the team.
Claude Julien sur ce que Poehling et Suzuki doivent faire pour se tailler un poste avec l’équipe : « Ils devront faire comme Kotkaniemi a fait l’année passée et nous forcer la main » #CH
— Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) September 9, 2019