18 year old Sean Monahan had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadians 3-2 last night.
Monahan is staking his claim not to go back to the OHL past his 9 game limit. He certainly improved his chances of sticking around last night.
Speaking to NHL.COM Monahan has a very mature and proffesional approach that has not gone unnoticed by his coach Bob Hartley.
“I think just to continue to be a good pro, and that’s what I’m trying to do right now, the little things on the ice and off the ice and just be an everyday pro,” Monahan said.
He has the confidence of coach Bob Hartley.
“I just, sometimes, pinch myself wondering if I need to check his birth certificate,” Hartley said. “The poise that he’s showing for an 18-year-old kid … he’s having fun. He’s bringing passion, he’s bringing excitement and he’s learning. He’s a pretty special kid.”
It’s great to see a young player come straight into the team and have a significant impact, especially when they are an exciting playmaker. I for one will be watching his progress and see whether he can maintain the form needed to stay with the Flames.
The Habs will bounce back and cut out the mistakes from last nights game. A few defensive errors cost them which will be worked on in practice. It’s a long season and only just underway, but it’s great to see some young talent shinning through already.