Congratulations to Owen Beck and Jérémy Langlois, who were each selected at the 2022 NHL Entry Draft this past Friday in Montreal.
Beck was selected by the hometown Canadiens with the first pick of the 2nd round (33rd overall). The native of Port Hope, ON had a strong season anchoring the middle of the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads last season, registering 21 goals and 30 assists over 68 games, while taking home scholastic accolades as the winner of the Ontario Hockey League’s Bobby Smith Trophy, awarded annually to the scholastic player of the year. Beck added 6 more points over 10 playoff games for Mississauga.
“It’s unbelievable — just being picked by the hometown team is more than I expected,” said Beck. “Just the love and support from the amazing fanbase here is unbelievable. I don’t even know what to think right now.”
Langlois was selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the 3rd round (94th overall). The Coyotes made a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks in order to select Langlois. A 6-foot-1, 185 lb defenceman, Langlois enjoyed a productive campaign with the QMJHL’s Cape Breton Screaming Eagles last season, notching 13 goals and 34 assists (47 points) over 60 games while donning the “A” for his team.
“When I heard that Arizona got the pick [in a trade], it was a great feeling, he said. “I saw them, I was looking at the table, I saw them looking my way a couple of times, and I was like, ‘OK, maybe it’s going to be me.'”