Montreal Canadiens Select Samuel Morin With 25th Overall Pick


With the 25thpick in the 2013 NHL Fansided Mock Draft the Montreal Canadiens are proud to select, from the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, defenseman Samuel Morin.

Morin is an enormous shutdown defenseman who logs heavy minutes against his opponents top scorers. His enormous size, standing 6’6 and already weighing more than 200 pounds makes him very difficult to play against. He uses his big frame to his advantage as he is not afraid to throw hits, clear the front of his net and drop the gloves when necessary. He demonstrated this fact early in the season in a one sided battle with equally sized Alex Pawelczyk, which you can see here.

Morin is an enormous shutdown defenseman who logs heavy minutes against his opponents top scorers. His enormous size, standing 6’6 and already weighing more than 200 pounds makes him very difficult to play against. He uses his big frame to his advantage as he is not afraid to throw hits, clear the front of his net and drop the gloves when necessary. He demonstrated this fact early in the season in a one sided battle with equally sized Alex Pawelczyk, which you can see here.

While Morin’s size and physicality will draw comparisons to Jarred Tinordi, it is Morin’s untapped offensive potential that is most interesting. His skating is above average for his impressive size, he passes well and has a booming shot. Morin put up only 16 points in 46 regular season games, but broke out in the postseason with seven points in Rimouski’s short six game playoff.

Sam would take a few years to develop before making his NHL debut. He would likely remain in the QMJHL for two more seasons before turning pro with the Hamilton Bulldogs and then eventually becoming a Canadien. The two years progressing in the minors would give Morin plenty of time to bring all of his tools together and become a complete player.

The Montreal Canadiens would be best served at using their first round pick on a big forward, but Morin brings an impressive skill set that would be impossible to pass up at 25th overall.

With two early second round picks, there is ample opportunity for General Manager Marc Bergevin to add size and grit to his forward ranks after selecting Morin. If he can add Morin, he will be bringing in a potentially perfect partner for P.K. Subban.

The question of who is going to become the best partner for the reigning Norris Trophy winner is yet to be answered. The answer would be someone who a big, left shooting, hard hitting, good skater, that can make a good first pass out of his own zone. The answer would be Samuel Morin.

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