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2019 NHL Entry Draft: The Canadiens select Arsen Khisamutdinov at 170th overall

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A big Russian is the newest member of the Canadiens.

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After waiting a little while, Montreal returned to the podium at 170th overall to select 6’3’’ forward Arsen Khisamutdinov.

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The large Russian saw nine games worth of KHL action with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, tallying five points, but he spent most of his year in the MHL where he posted over a point per game, but also a large amount of penalty minutes. Being 21 years old comes with some physical advantages in a younger league, he’ll be looking to crack the KHL lineup regularly next year.

We’ll have some video analysis of Khisamutdinov later today.