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Michael Ziegler
Education: Bialik High School Class of 2013, Dawson College Class of 2015, McGill Political Science Student. Born and raised in Montreal, the Canadiens have always been a big part of my life. What started out as a way to blow off some steam after a tough loss in the 2011 playoffs eventually became a popular hit with Facebook friends around the internet. On PGT, I like to dissect each and every Habs game and promote discussion about the team. Other interests: Aside from Hockey and sports in general, I love music. During the summer I work for Camp Wingate, a sleep-away sports camp just north of Montreal. Favourite places in Webspace: If you are looking for the latest news around the NHL, visit NHL.com For more Montreal Canadiens talk, visit Allaboutthehabs.com, or hockeyinsideout.com

Canadiens Draft Grades

What an incredible draft Marc Bergevin and his staff just pulled off. With seven picks in this years draft Bergevin nailed one pick after the other. Here are my thoughts about each prospect and their draft grade.

Round 1 (Pick 3)- Alexander Galchenyuk
Analysis: Great pick by Bergevin. Big, strong, skilled centerman will be a key piece in bringing the Habs back to the promised land.
Grade: A+

Round 2 (Pick 33)- Sebastien Collberg
Analysis: Highly skilled Swedish forward was expected by many to be a first rounder. Another great pick by Mr. Bergevin.
Grade: A

Round 2 (Pick 51)- Dalton Thrower
Analysis: Big, nasty, physical defender will be a very good depth player for a long time. Along with his nasty hits he also has offensive upside. Another great pick.
Grade: A

Round 3 (Pick 64)- Tim Bozon
Analysis: Skilled forward put up 71 points this season in the WHL this season in 71 games.
Grade: B+

Round 4 (Pick 94)- Brady Vail
Analysis: Gritty 2 way center plays a very strong defensive game with offensive upside too.
Grade: B

Round 5 (Pick 122)- Charles Hudon
Analysis: Put up big numbers in the Q this year with 66 points in 59 games. Was also an amazing +54 over his 2 year career.
Grade: B

Round 6 (Pick 154)- Erik Nystrom
Analysis: Swedish forward played in the SEL league this season posting 2 assists in 19 games.
Grade: C

Draft grade: A

Analysis: Bergevin, Timmins and co. put together an incredible draft this weekend. Add these players in with Beaulieu, Tinordi, Gallagher etc... and the future is looking bright in La Belle Province.

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