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Controversial former first-round pick of the Habs just made it to the NHL


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Jeff Drouin
April 3, 2022  (9:54)
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When the Habs selected forward Michael McCarron in the first round of the 2013 draft, it was clearly to get bigger up front.

We remember during the 2013 playoffs that the CH had been shattered by the Ottawa Senators, especially in the third game of the series, and the team had fallen in five games.
But the gamble of drafting the big American forward did not pay off as he collected only eight points, including only two goals in 69 games with the Habs and Marc Bergevin sent him to the Nashville Predators on January 7, 2020 in return for Quebecer Laurent Dauphin.
However, it does appear that McCarron's career has found a second wind. As my colleague Keven Mawn of the Fanadiens site reports, he's finally made it to the NHL in the country capital.
McCarron, who wears number 47 with the Predators, plays on the team's fourth trio and is having by far his best NHL moments as he has scored three goals in his last two games. He has 14 points, including 7 goals this season in 45 games and even received a rather flattering comparison from a former Habs scout.
Grant McCagg compared McCarron to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Brian Boyle, a center with similar size to the former Habs player who has had a successful NHL career, as evidenced by his 139 goals in 861 games.
Will McCarron be able to have a career similar to Boyle's?
It's hard to say at this point, but big players can sometimes take a little longer to develop and organizations have to be patient with this type of player.
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Controversial former first-round pick of the Habs just made it to the NHL

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