NHL Player of the Month: Mike Matheson Matheson was the most impressive Canadiens player in February, finally seeing an extended period of health to show what he could really do. It wasn't just a temporary run of form, as he now claims the player of the month title
Mike Matheson has become a force on the Habs blue line, Adam Engström is finishing his season in style, and Riley Kidney is a point-producting machine.
In a month highlighted by deflating injury news for Cole Caufield, other players stepped up to provide the entertainment.
Forwards dominated the headlines throughout the system to end the year.
Nick Suzuki showed his October pace was no fluke, Xavier Simoneau led by example, Adam Engström showed off his two-way game, and Sean Farrell rose to the top of an incredible prospect crop.
Cole Caufield is becoming a feature of this series, while Owen Beck may be doing the same.
Some scorers turned heads down the stretch throughout the ranks, while Mattias Norlinder finally looked like himself in the SHL playoffs.