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The Montreal Canadiens select Michael McCarron

The Montreal Canadiens have made their first round pick in the 2013 NHL entry draft, and Trevor Timmins has chosen Michael McCarron.


Michael McCarron is an American right-winger who stands at a daunting 6'5" and weighs 229 pounds at just 18 years and 3 months old.

McCarron hasn't flashed big time offense so far in his career, but there is speculation that his tough, power forward game could translate well as he matures.

Here's was Corey Pronman had to say about McCarron:

McCarron did not blow the doors down with his numbers this season, but his game continues to trend in the right direction. His main improvement has come from his skating. He has progressed from a well below-average skater to a roughly average one, especially considering his 6'5" stature. He is not only big, but also very strong, and he still has room to grow. He protects the puck very well, displaying solid physicality. McCarron is not an overly gifted offensive player, but he has decent hand-eye coordination, and an above-average amount of offensive instincts, enabling him to maintain possession with more than just his frame. He flashes good offensive plays here and there, but he still appears raw, and his overall feel for the game is unimpressive, despite some late-season improvement. He sometimes becomes too preoccupied with landing big hits, which can hurt his team. McCarron is committed to play for former Kings and Blues coach Andy Murray and Western Michigan in the fall.

He's currently committed to go the NCAA route with Western Michigan, but his CHL rights are owned by the London Knights and he may choose to go there instead. We'll have more for you shortly, but here are his career stats: