The Montreal Canadiens not only continue to push for the playoffs, but push for second place in the Atlantic Division. 

That push continues tonight with a big matchup in Nashville against the Predators. 

While many are focused on what the Canadiens could add at the trade deadline, the team has a secret weapon that could be ready to join the team right before the playoffs start. 

Canadiens 2017 first round pick Ryan Poehling could likely sign his contract with the Canadiens once the NCAA season is over. 

The 6'2" center continues to grow into his own after winning the tournament MVP at this year's World Junior Championships.

He's currently got 25 points in 26 games so far this season with St. Could State and is just six points from passing his career high of 31 points in 36 games last year. 

Poehling could bring some much needed energy to the lineup before the playoffs without costing the Canadiens anything besides a roster spot.