Canadiens Select McCarron at 25th Overall

Photo: Tom Sorensen

Photo: Tom Sorensen

The Montreal Canadiens decided to stand pat with the 25th overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. After seeing what it cost the Sharks to move up just two spots in a deal with the Red Wings, it makes sense that GM Marc Bergevin did not pull the trigger on a deal.

With the pick, the Habs went with Mike McCarron who is a 6’5″ right winger. For those who wanted a big player and constantly harped on the Canadiens to get more size, here he is. McCarron is set to go to Western Michigan University where fellow Montreal prospect Mike Cichy attends.  However, as HabsEOTP’s Andrew Berkshire has pointed out, his CHL rights belong to the London Knights.

McCarron put up 37 points in 59 games for the U.S. National U18 Team this past year as well as 10 points in 19 games for USNTDP Juniors of the USHL and 5 points (3G, 2A) in 7 games for the USA U-18 Team at the WJC-18.

There were a number of other players on the board that the Canadiens could have went for at 25th like Erne, Zykov, Fucale or De La Rose instead of selecting McCarron. It is quite possible that Montreal could have been able to get him with one of their early second round picks.

Wish all the best for McCarron and welcome to the Canadiens!

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