The Canadiens draft Quebecer Miguel Tourigny, Emmett Croteau and Petteri Nurmi

The Montreal Canadiens’ draft is now complete, as Kent Hughes and company have made the team’s last three selections.

In 162nd place, the Montreal Canadiens drafted their first and only goaltender of the repechage in Emmett Croteau.

Croteau is an 18-year-old 6-foot-3, 195-pound goaltender.

The Albertan has been playing in the USHL for three seasons with the Waterloo Black Hawks.

He hasn’t posted incredible numbers in his three seasons with Waterloo, but you never know with a goaltender.

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Given that the Canadiens already have several solid young goaltenders in their bank of hopefuls, we shouldn’t have expected to see the Habs necessarily draft a goalkeeper.

However, it’s generally the norm to get one by draft.

It remains to be seen now whether he will be at the same level as Jakub Dobes and Frederik Dichow in the CH organization chart.

With the 194th choice, the CH has this time selected a Finnish left-handed defender in Petteri Nurmi.

Nurmi is a 20-year-old defender standing 6 feet tall and weighing 167 pounds.

Here are his stats this season.

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He has therefore played 58 games in the Finnish first division and two games in the second division of Finland.

Nurmi was part of Finland’s U20 team at the World Junior Championship.

He should be back with Team Finland when the tournament resumes in August.

Already 20 years old, Nurmi will have to develop quickly if he is to hope to make the leap to the pros.

Finally, with their last draft pick, the 216th, the Montreal Canadiens drafted Quebecer Miguel Tourigny.

He is the only QMJHL player selected by the Habs.

Tourigny is a 20-year-old 5-foot-8, 168-pound right-handed defenseman who was not selected in the last two drafts despite being eligible.

He was playing his 19-year-old year this season. He turned 20 along the way.

The Quebec defender played four seasons with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada before being traded this year to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan (the team of CH hope, Riley Kidney) this year.

Here are his stats.

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Tourigny is a solid defenseman in the QLHM, and he could very well make the leap to the pros with the Laval Rocket in the next few years.

In short, this is how the 2022 draft of the Montreal Canadiens ends.

Despite several excellent prospects from the QMJHL, the Canadiens only drafted one, and only in the seventh round.

This is likely to make several CH supporters react.

Next big event to follow in the NHL: opening of the free agent market this Wednesday, July 13.

A lot of

– The Senators are still actively trying to trade Matt Murray.

– Contract negotiations will continue between the Avalanche and Valeri Nichushkin.

– Magnificent as a moment!

– Patrick Kane will discuss his future with Chicago very soon.

– The Hurricanes really tried to keep Tony DeAngelo.

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