Victor Mete (born 7.6.1998) is a Canadian ice hockey defenseman. He has been playing in the NHL since 2017 and he is currently playing with the Montreal Canadiens.

Early Career

Victor Mete was drafted 8th overall, in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection by Owen Sound Attack, but was traded before making an appearance with the club to the London Knights. In his first season (2014-15) with London Knights, Mete made 31 (8+23) points in 68 games. In season 2015-16, Mate made 50 (12+38) points in 90 games. Season was very good to the Knights and Mate – they won J. Ross Robertson Trophy as OHL champions and they also won Memorial Cup. Victor Mete was drafted 100th overall in fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft by Montreal Canadiens. In his last season with the Knights (2016-17), Mete made 51 (16+35) points in 64 games.

Montreal Canadiens

On 27.3.2017, Mete was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with Montreal Canadiens. Mete surprised many experts as he took place on Canadiens roster in 2017-18 season. On 5.10.2017, Mete made his NHL debut with Montreal Canadiens against Buffalo Sabres. Mete had some injury problems in his first season with the Canadiens, but he played 49 games and made 7 (0+7) points. In 2018-19 season, Mate started again with the Canadiens, but after 23 games he was sent to the Canadiens AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket. Mete played 7 games with the Rocket and was recalled to the NHL on 17.12.2018. Mete played 71 games with the Canadiens in that season and made 13 (0+13) points.

In season 2019-20, Mete made again to the Canadiens lineup and finally on 17.10.2019, Mete broke his 127-game, franchise-record goalless streak, as he scored his first NHL goal against Minnesota Wild. Mete had again some injury problems and he played 61 games in whole season and made 13 (4+9) points. On 9.10.2020, Mete signed a one-year contract extension with the Canadiens.

International Play

Victor Mete played in 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships; he was named alternate captain of Team Canada – Team Canada won the gold medal at that tournament.