BUFFALO – The Canadiens entered the second day of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft with four picks at their disposal.
After trading away their two second-round picks on Friday night to acquire Andrew Shaw from the Chicago Blackhawks, general manager Marc Bergevin didn't make a selection until Round 3 on Saturday.
|William Bitten |
He began his day by picking center William Bitten of the OHL's Flint Firebirds 70th overall.
With his fourth-round pick, he selected London Knights defenseman Victor Mete 100th overall. Mete registered eight goals and 38 points in 68 games during his second OHL season.
In the fifth round, the Canadiens picked American defenseman Casey Staum.
Then, the Canadiens selected centerman Michael Pezzetta from the OHL's Sudbury Wolves. The 6-foot-1, 197-pound forward amassed 10 goals and 28 points in 64 games last season.
Finally, Bergevin acquired the 187th overall pick from the Winnipeg Jets and selected defenseman Arvid Henrikson.