(Montreal, QUE) -- Seven M&T clients heard their names called at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft held in Montreal on Friday.
Defenseman Mattias Hävelid (Linkoping, Sweden) led the way when he was selected in the 2nd round, 45th overall, by the San Jose Sharks.
The 5-10, 172 lbs. defenseman is coming off a solid season with both Linkoping U20 and Men's pro team (SHL).
He had 10 goals and 9 assists in 29 regular season U18 games and then added 5-5-10 in 8 playoff games. Hävelid also saw action in 23 games with Linkoping's senior men's team.
Mattias led his Linkoping J20 to the league championship and the Swedish U18 national team to a World Championship this spring.
Blueliner Ty Nelson (Toronto, ON) was selected in the 3rd round (68th overall) by the Seattle Kraken.
The 5.10, 196 lbs. defenseman had a solid season with the OHL's North Bay Battalion recording 9 goals and 42 assists in 66 games to lead the club to a playoff berth. His 51 points was tops among rookie rearguards in the OHL.
Nelson will be participating in the upcoming Hockey Canada U20 camp later this month in Calgary, AB.
With pick 125 in the 4th round, defenseman Ludvig Jansson (Sodertalje, Sweden) was chosen by the Florida Panthers.
The 6.00, 176 lbs. blueliner played 47 games in the Swedish 1st division with Sodertalje SK. He had 2 goals and 3 assists during the regular season.
In the 4th round, the Montreal Canadiens selected Rockland, ON native Cedrick Guindon of the OHL's Owen Sound Attack with the 127th pick.
The 5.10, 170 lbs. winger collected 30 goals and 29 assists in 68 games with the Attack this season. His 59 points was second among all OHL rookies.
Tecumseh, Ontario native Matthew Maggio heard his name called in the 5th round (142nd overall) by the New York Islanders.
Maggio led his Windsor Spitfires to the OHL Finals after recording 35 goals and 47 assists in 66 regular season games. He added 7-10-17 in the playoffs.
London Knights winger Landon Sim (New Glasgow, NS) was taken in the 6th round (184th overall) by the St. Louis Blues.
Sim had 12 goals and 9 assists this past season in 64 games with the Knights. The 5.10, 166 lbs. winger was the Knights 3rd round selection in the 2002 OHL Priority Selection.
In the 7th round the Tampa Bay Lightning selected defenseman Dyllan Gill (Riverview, NB) with the 223rd pick.
Gill, a 6.02, 179lbs. blueliner had 6 goals and 15 assists in 66 games with the QMJHL Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.