NHL Draft | The CH selects Owen Beck and Lane Hutson in the second round

The Canadian started day two of this NHL draft by picking a center player.

Posted at 11:31 am
Updated at 3:43 p.m

Richard Labbe

Richard Labbe
The press

Mississauga Junior Club’s Owen Beck was the lucky winner of the Canadiens at the start of day two of the NHL Draft at the Bell Center.

18-year-old Beck was named Canadian Hockey League Student of the Year. He was further classified as 10the North American prospect from the tour’s central scouting.

The Canadian finished 33rde Choosing this hope run, to the delight of the young man who was eager to hear his name on the microphone.

“It was a little annoying not getting drafted in the first round [jeudi soir], he admitted at the Bell Center on Friday morning. But whether it would happen at the end of the first round or at the beginning of the second, it’s good feeling Than to be elected! »

In 68 games with the Steelheads last Ontario Junior Hockey League season, Beck had 21 goals and 30 assists for a total of 51 points.

“It’s amazing to be drafted by the team presenting the repechage,” he added.

What I’ve learned over the past season is how to manage my time well between ice hockey and college. You have to know how to juggle all of that, and it took me a lot of time and work, but I think I was able to build something in the last season that will help me in the future.

Owen Beck

After that selection, the Canadian used his next pick, the 62e overall to get their hands on American defender Lane Hutson from the under-18 development program.


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Lane Hutson

Hutson is a short player (5’9″ and 148 lbs) but is known for his offensive skills, having 32 points in 27 games in the USHL last season. He is expected to play in the NCAA next season to play.

Hutson is aware that at 148 pounds he can’t play in the NHL. “Obviously I need to get bigger and faster and maybe even bigger,” he admitted.

Francophones drafted later

In the third round, the Canadian then used the 75e Overall draft pick by Vinzenz Rohrer, another Ontario Junior Hockey League center.

Rohrer is a 17-year-old Austrian who played at 67 in Ottawa last season. Interesting detail: His father, Stefan Lochbihler, played tennis and he was there top 150 from ATP.


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Vincent Rohrer

At the age of 12 I had to choose between tennis and hockey and I chose hockey because I prefer team sports.

Vinzenz Rohrer, elected by the Canadian in the third round

At the end of the 3e round, with the 92e Choice overall, it is Swedish defender Adam Engstrom who has been chosen by the Canadian.

A first French-speaking player, a native of Ontario, was the Canadians’ fourth-round pick. Cédrick Guindon, a left winger, was the 127e choice of this design. This Owen Sound forward, OHL Attack, scored 30 goals and added 29 assists in his rookie season in the OHL last season.


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Cedrick Guindon

“It’s perfect, it’s a perfect day. I’ll be picked up from Montreal in Montreal, started Guindon, a Franco-Ontarian who was a supporter of the Ottawa Senators. I’m very happy that the Canadian chose me. »

Then at 5e The Canadian, in turn, chose center Jared Davidson from the Seattle Thunderbirds in the Western League. The club’s last three picks were goaltender Emmett Croteau (Waterloo, USHL) in 6e tower, the 162e overall the Finnish defender Petteri Nurmi, 194e overall and the first pick of the seventh round.

Finally, the Canadian will have waited almost until the end of the draft before selecting a Quebec player from the QMJHL. The only Belle Province pick for the Canadian in this repechage will have to wait until 216e Rank, and his name is Miguel Tourigny, from the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. The 20-year-old defenseman with offensive flair amassed 80 points in the QMJHL last season with both the Titan and Armada.

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