The Montreal Canadiens drafted Sebastian Collberg in the 2nd round (33rd overall) and Charles Hudon in the 5th round (122nd overall) in the 2012 draft. Both Collberg and Hudon got the call to represent their respective countries in the 2012-2013 World Junior Hockey Championship, from December 26th – January 5th.
F Sebastian Collberg, 18, was apart of Sweden’s national junior team last Christmas that won Gold, so this will be Collberg’s 2nd World Junior Championship appearance and we can expect to see him in a top nine role at the very least. Collberg put up 4 goals, 3 assists (7 points) and was a +2 during last years Gold Medal run and totaled 17 points in 14 other International U-20 competitions. So far this year Sebastian has tallied 5 goals in 7 International U-20 Matches. Collberg started the year in Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League, playing in 16 games and posting 2 assists he was later then loaned to Orebro of the Swedish Allsvenskan (basically the junior club of Frolunda) for more ice-time and has put up 5 goals, 6 points in 13 games.
F Charles Hudon, 18, was apart of this years Subway Super Series representing the QMJHL for Canada versus Russia. Hudon has also represented his country in the U-18 World Junior Champioship and the U-17 World Hockey Championship. Hudon wasn’t able to put up any points in this years Subway Super Series but had 2 points in the 2011 Subway Series as a 17 year old. Hudon has been ripping up the QMJHL this year with 35 points in 25 games and is on pace to break his last two years totals by more than 10 points. Hudon sustained a head injury early on in the season and has bounced backed very nicely ever since.
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