The Ottawa Senators have picked up defenceman Victor Mete off of waivers today. Through 14 appearances this season the 22-year-old defenceman scored three assists and no goals.
Victor Mete Acquired Off of Waivers by Ottawa
Ottawa claims Victor Mete off waivers from Montreal.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) April 12, 2021
Victor Mete was one of the more enticing names to hit waivers this week ahead of the deadline. The Canadiens’ fourth-round draft pick has appeared in 185 games in his career. In this time he has scored four goals and 30 assists for 34 total points. Mete isn’t known for having elite offensive numbers, however, his defensive game is very strong. At the age of 22, the Senators have plenty of time for the left-shot defenceman to develop into a fantastic top four-piece on their blue line.
The 100th overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft has had his share of hockey fame. In his third season in Montreal, he had just scored his first career goal. This resulted in the hockey community on the internet going insane when that happened. Despite his defensive upside, the player found himself on waivers this weekend.
What This Means for Ottawa
Ottawa has acquired themselves another young player to help end their lengthy rebuild. The team is very much out of a playoff spot this season but is looking to continue building for next season to give themselves a competitive edge and make a push for a playoff spot next season. With Jake Sanderson in their prospect pool, along with Logan Brown and centre Shane Pinto the team has a lot of youth to look forward to. If they’re able to add a few more key pieces in the offseason and bring in higher-end NHL talent, they should be a tough team to play. Mete will be a restricted free agent this summer and likely will fetch a bit of a raise on his next contract.
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