The Canadian started the second day of this NHL Draft by choosing a central player.
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Updated at 15:43
Owen Beck, of the Mississauga junior club, was the lucky winner of the Canadiens at the start of the second day of the NHL Draft at the Bell Center.
Beck, 18, was named Canadian Hockey League Student of the Year. He was further classified as 10And North American prospectus from the Central Scouting of the Tour.
The Canadian then arrived at 33And choice of this repechage, to the delight of the young man, anxious to hear his name on the microphone.
“It was a little annoying not to be enrolled in the first round [jeudi soir], he admitted Friday morning to the Bell Center. But it doesn’t matter if it would have happened at the end of the first round or the beginning of the second, it’s a good one sensation What to be chosen! ”
In 68 games with the Steelheads last season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, Beck scored 21 goals and 30 assists for a total of 51 points.
“It is fantastic to be recruited by the team presenting the repechage,” he added.
What I learned last season is to manage my time well between hockey and studies. You have to know how to juggle all of this, and it took me a lot of time and work, but I think the last season allowed me to build something that will be useful for me in the future.
After this selection, the Canadian used his next pick, the 62And in total, to get his hands on American defender Lane Hutson, of the under 18 development program.
Small player (5’9 “and 148 pounds), Hutson is still recognized for his offensive skills, he who scored 32 points in 27 games last season in the USHL. He is expected to play in the NCAA next season.
Hutson is well aware that he will not be able to play in the NHL with a weight of 148 pounds. “Obviously I will have to get bigger and faster and maybe even taller,” he admitted.
Francophones drawn up later
Then, in the third round, the Canadian used the 75And overall pick to draft Vinzenz Rohrer, another Ontario Junior Hockey League center.
Rohrer is a 17-year-old Austrian who played last season in Ottawa, with 67. Interesting detail here: his father, Stefan Lochbihler, played tennis, and was part of the first 150 of ATP.
At 12, I had to choose between tennis and hockey and I chose hockey because I like team sports more.
Vinzenz Rohrer, chosen in the third round by the Canadian
At the end of the 3And round, with 92And chosen in total, is the Swedish defender Adam Engström the one chosen by the Canadian.
A French-speaking first player, originally from Ontario, was the choice of the Canadiens in the fourth round. Cédrick Guindon, left winger, was 127And choice of this project. This Owen Sound striker, OHL Attack scored 30 goals adding 29 assists during his rookie season in OHL last season.
“It’s perfect, it’s a perfect day. I am being picked up from Montreal to Montreal, launched Guindon, a French-Ontario supporter of the Ottawa senators. I am very happy that the Canadian chose me. ”
Then at 5And In turn, the Canadian has opted for the center Jared Davidson, of the Thunderbirds of Seattle, in the Western League. The club’s last three picks were goalkeeper Emmett Croteau (Waterloo, USHL) in 6And tower, 162And in total, the Finnish defender Petteri Nurmi, 194And absolute and the first choice of the seventh round.
Finally, the Canadian will have waited near the end of the draft before picking a Quebec player from the QMJHL. The only one elected by the province of Belle for the Canadian in this repechage will have to wait until 216And degree, and his name is Miguel Tourigny, of the Titan Acadie-Bathurst. This 20-year-old defender with offensive talent scored 80 points in the QMJHL last season, with the Titan as well as the Armada.