What a great name he has – Dalton Thrower. And he is a thrower, as you’ll see at the bottom.
My neighbour Beatnik, who used to live in Squamish, which is just down the road from Whistler, sent over a clip from the local Squamish paper The Chief regarding hometown hero Thrower, who was chosen 51st overall by the Canadiens in the entry draft a few days ago.
Thrower Drafted By Montreal
Dalton Thrower should probably brush up on his French skills.
The Squamish native was selected by the Montreal Canadiens with the 51st overall pick in the second round on Saturday (June 23) and said it’s an honour to join one of the most storied franchises in the history of the game.
“It’s a huge honour,” he told the NHL Network after being picked. “It’s really hard to explain the feeling I have right now, I’m just very excited to be a part of the Montreal Canadiens.”
Thrower, who said he models his game after the Vancouver Canucks Kevin Bieksa, said his main goal for the summer is to continue working hard and be ready for training camp in a couple of months.
You might also find interesting this previous Chief story about Thrower, from just before the draft. Thrower at that time had had interviews with several teams, including Toronto, Philadelphia, Buffalo, and New Jersey, and had no idea whatsoever that he’d end up belonging to the Habs. Here’s the link – Thrower Ready For NHL Draft
Thrower has also dealt with several tragic events in his young life, including a big time car crash and both his parents battling cancer, which are described here in Buzzing The Net.
Welcome aboard the Habs train, Dalton.
Here’s a taste of what we have on our hands.