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Charles Hudon was taken in the fifth round (122nd overall) of the 2012 draft. He has developed quite nicely for such a late pick and currently ranks as one of Montreal's top prospects.
The 19-year-old is currently playing for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the QMJHL. He leads the team in scoring with 14 goals and 27 assists in 33 games. He also led the Sagueneens in scoring last season with 71 points in 56 games.
It should be obvious from his numbers, but in case you didn't notice, Hudon is a scorer.
At 5'10", 171 pounds, he is undersized, but his offensive talent can't be underestimated. He is "blessed with superior hockey sense, a great vision and quick hands which allow him to control the play in the offensive zone", according to Hockeys Future. He is also described as "a wizard with the puck" by Habs Eyes on the Prize.
Hudon was named to Team Canada's World Junior squad last season but had to withdraw because of a back injury.
He has previously appeared on the international stage for Canada, at the 2011 World Under-18 tournament and at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament.
As an under-aged forward at the U18 tournament, Hudon did not see much ice time. He was a key contributor at the Ivan Hlinka tournament, however, recording an impressive five goals and nine assists in just five games.
Canada returns just one forward to this year's competition (Jonathan Drouin), so it's difficult to envision what sort of role coach Brent Sutter has in mind for Hudon.
He did have success lining up with Drouin and Anthony Mantha for Team QMJHL in the Subway Super Series earlier this year. The line accounted for four goals and seven assists in the two games they played together.
Canada kicks off the 2014 tournament against Germany on December 26. Hudon will hope to provide offense for a team that hasn't won gold since 2009.