Critics of the Montreal Canadiens this season said that they weren’t big enough. Those critics should be silent now. With the 25th pick in Sunday’s NHL Draft, the Canadiens selected forward Mike McCarron, all 6’5 230 lbs of him. But who is Mike McCarron? Let me introduce you to him.

McCarron, 18, grew up nine miles from the Detroit Red Wings arena in Gross Pointe Michigan. So naturally he played and watched a ton of hockey. At age 14, he played for the Honeybaked U16 team in Michigan, picking up 12 goals and 28 points. The Honeybaked program has produced plenty of NHL stars including Ryan Kesler, David Booth and Tim Gleason so to make the team at 14 is a big feat.

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