The Montreal Canadiens have confirmed earlier tonight their official 23-man roster for Thursday's season opener against the Buffalo Sabres. We could read the names of Jonathan Drouin, Max Pacioretty, Shea Weber and Carey Price. Obviously.
But 19-year-old defenseman Victor Mete's name was also on the list. It is needless to say it is a real honor for him, who's been one of the best players over the past few weeks.
Sportsnet's Eric Engels made a pretty surprising revelation regarding the young blueliner, earlier today:
According to him, Mete hasn't even trained with NHLers last summer. Hats off to him! Just imagine what he is going to accomplish when he will train with experienced and talented players all year long!