Players Samuel Houde and Zachary Bouthillier of the Saguenéens of Chicoutimi are now also members of the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs respectively in the National Hockey League (NHL).
I ls were recovered in the fifth and seventh rounds Saturday in Dallas, Texas, is the 133 th and 209 th ranks in total.
Houde was the only prospect from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) claimed by the Canadiens in three repechage. The Saguenéens striker had been invited to the Montreal team, recently in Brossard.
“I was without words. I come from Montreal, it’s the team of my youth, that I watched when I was young. It’s the biggest organization in the history of the National Hockey League, “Houde told a telephone interview with The Canadian Press.
Third from left, Zachary Bouthillier is pictured here with his new colleagues drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Zachary Bouthillier was the penultimate choice of the Maple Leafs. He had a good end of season and a great series against the Titan with the Saguenéens.
In an interview relayed to the Toronto team’s Twitter account, the 18-year-old admitted that it was a relief to hear his name. “It’s an incredible feeling to be drafted and I’m really proud to be in this organization. It was great to have my family by my side and I can not wait for the next camp, “he says.
Kotkov ignored at the repechage
Ranked 81 th in the NHL Central recruitment Vladislav Kotkov was not selected by a team on Saturday, which might surprise fans of the Sags. The Russian striker was invited to the Colorado Avalanche recruiting camp.