Habs demote Andrighetto, who made a strong impression

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The Montreal Canadiens sent Sven Andrighetto to the AHL on Wednesday, but not before the 21-year-old forward made a good first impression at the highest level.

Habs Eyes on the Prize argues that the Swiss forward is better off getting experience in the AHL, even after scoring three points in his first four NHL games.

His puck skills are great, his vision is solid, and he skates hard, but you can tell that he’s not quite there yet. Andrighetto struggles a bit in the defensive zone, and even though he’s played with high quality linemates, his possession game hasn’t been very good, sitting at just 47.1% Corsi. It’s a small sample, but I think we all know he can be better than that.

Andrighetto has been productive with the Hamilton Bulldogs, as he ahs 18 points in 21 AHL games this season.

The 86th pick of the 2013 NHL Draft seems to be ahead of the curve so far, but onlookers also believe that he might be better off in the AHL, at least at the moment.