Pardon the pun. With their second selection at the 2016 Draft in the third round (70th overall), the Montreal Canadiens have selected Will Bitten, a five-foot ten-inches centre from the Flint Firebirds of the OHL.
Bitten, who was ranked 47th on TSN list, is a dynamic right-handed centre who played for a terrible Flint team last year.
A smart offensive catalyst that consistently displays outstanding work ethic, elite hockey sense, and an ability to stay ahead of the play in all three zones. Very naturally gifted skater who moves around the ice with ease. Excels in pressure situations and uses his vision to predict where the puck is going to be, and proactively gets his body into a position where he can either take it away or take off up the ice. Offensively, he has a very creative streak, and knows what kinds of plays he can make in all situations; he also has an exceptional release on his shot, which he can get off quickly. Defensively, he is a buzzsaw that will not let up on the opposition, creating problems for them by causing turnovers and playing strong positionally. Will Bitten has all of the tools to become a very dangerous two-way forward that can produce strong numbers at the next level. [EP]
Will Bitten grew up a Habs fan, his mother is Québécois. Seems very excited to be part of the CH.
— Chris Shannon (@ChrisShannon16) June 25, 2016
Follow him on Twitter: @WillBitten14