Allan McShane Drafted in the Fourth Round to the Montreal Canadiens
Generals forward Allan McShane has been drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Taken in the 4th Round, 97th Overall, McShane is the second General to be taken in this year’s draft in Dallas, TX.
McShane was traded to the Generals in January of last year in his rookie season and has been a key contributor in the lineup ever since. The OHL first round selection in his first full season with the Generals reached the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career and finished with a season best of 65 points.
For the 2017-18 season, McShane was nominated for the William Hanley Trophy for Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year in the OHL and was named to the OHL 2017-18 Scholastic Team as the Generals representative.
McShane has played for Team Canada twice in his OHL career, first at the U17 Hockey Challenge suiting up with Team Canada Black earning a silver medal and leading the team in scoring. This past spring, he played for Canada at the U18 World Championships, again leading the team in scoring at the tournament. Before playing in the OHL, McShane represented Canada as a Youth Olympian in Norway winning a silver medal.
“Allan has proven in his year and a half with us he is an elite talent. His skill level is unquestioned and that’s what Montreal saw in him to draft him in the fourth round” said Vice President and General Manager, Roger Hunt after McShane’s name was called at the entry draft.
Congratulations to Allan McShane as he takes the next step in his hockey career joining the Montreal Canadiens organization.