Canadiens Pocket book: The true work begins now for NHL draft picks

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Anderson by no means gave up

Josh Anderson, the latest member of the Canadiens, was chosen by the Columbus Blue Jackets within the fourth spherical (95th total) of the 2012 NHL Draft, however he was by no means picked within the OHL Bantam Draft.

One of many causes is that Anderson was solely 5-foot-Four when he was 16, however he grew eight inches over the subsequent two years and is now 6-foot-Three and 222 kilos.

Anderson ended up enjoying three seasons with the OHL’s London Knights, adopted by two seasons within the AHL earlier than making his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets.

“It’s loopy to consider, it truly is,” Anderson mentioned throughout a convention name Friday, a day after signing a seven-year, US$38.5-million contract with the Canadiens. “Simply not being drafted to the OHL … for all of the individuals on the market that haven’t bought drafted or are going right into a draft yr, it’s actually by no means over till it’s over. I imply you bought to go on the market and show your self. There’s all the time any person watching you, wherever that is perhaps.