With the No. 25 pick of the 2013 NHL Draft, the Montreal Canadiens select right wing Michael McCarron from the U.S. National Team Developmental Program.
McCarron, a Macomb, Mich. native who will be attending Western Michigan University this fall, played the full regular season with the USNTDP in Ann Arbor, and also participated in the Four Nations Under-18 tourney. He will be participating in the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp this August in Lake Placid, N.Y. That could put him in contention to play on Team USA at the World Junior Championships.
The right winger is ranked No. 31 by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau among North American skaters. He's ranked No. 23 by ISS among all skaters, and the service projects him to be a player comparable to former Philadelphia Flyer John LeClair.
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