Montreal Canadiens NHL Draft Preview


Today is the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft and we will take a look at the Montreal Canadiens 26th overall pick. Rounds 2-7 will take place starting tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.

[Editor’s Note: The Report Cards will continue on Saturday]

Here are the Montreal Canadiens selections before any changes are potentially made today.

ROUND ONE: 26th Overall
ROUND THREE: 87th Overall
ROUND FOUR: 117th Overall
ROUND FIVE: 125th Overall (From Islanders)
ROUND FIVE: 147th Overall
ROUND SIX: 177th Overall
ROUND SEVEN: 207th Overall

The Canadiens second round pick was traded to the New York Islanders for Thomas Vanek. The Canadiens also received the Islanders 5th round pick in the trade.

Let’s look at some of the highlights from where the Canadiens are picking in this draft.

26th Overall
Best Player: Claude Lemieux (1983)

87th Overall
Best Player: Milan Hejduk (1994)

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Best Player: Brett Hull (1984)

125 Overall
Best Player: Reggie Lemelin (1974)

147 Overall
Best Player: Brendan Gallagher (2010)

177 Overall
Best Player: Ken Klee (1990)

207 Overall
Best Player: Hal Gill (1993)

The draft gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Eastern from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. We will keep you updated throughout the draft if the Canadiens do anything or when they make their selection.

Also check out my Habs draft target posts. Part one can be found here. Here is Part Two.