Excerpt from the HabProspects.com article:
This year the Montreal Canadiens sent several of their top forward prospects to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League, in what has been a breeding ground for the parent club who have had seven-teen players from their farm club appear in at least one game so far this season. The club sent Max Pacioretty, Ben Maxwell, Ryan White, David Desharnais, Brock Trotter, defensemen Yannick Weber, Oliver Latendresse, and J T Wyman, an interesting mix of skilled young players and they have lived up to that with an impressive six rookies among the top thirty first year players, seven if you count Olivier Latendresse’s stats prorated over a full season.
The Bulldogs have been among the top teams in the AHL this year and that in part is due to the offensive abilities of the rookies, with three players also making an appearance in the NHL as Pacioretty, Maxwell and Weber all made their debut to both leagues this year after playing in the NCAA and CHL respectively this time last year. Going into the All Star break, the Dogs currently have two of the top four rookie scorers as Ben Maxwell and David Desharnais both sit tied for third overall in scoring among rookies just one point behind the rookie league leader, with Maxwell missing seven games due to his trip to the NHL.