2014 NHL Draft Profiles: Have your say on who the Habs should pick in the first round

We want to hear from you! Let us know who the Habs should target with their first round pick tomorrow, at the 2014 NHL draft.

With the NHL draft around the corner (June 27th-28th), it's time for the great and knowledgeable people in the EOTP community to have their say on whom they'd like the Habs to select with their first round pick.

As we all know, Montreal will draft 26th overall, due to their surprising run in the playoffs. However there is a plethora of talented players that should be available with the 26th pick.

Trevor Timmins will have his hands full, as this is one of the most unpredictable drafts in recent memory. There may be big slides, and huge surprises, as scouts have been unable to come to a consensus with this year's prospect crop.

Here's a list of 2014 NHL draft profiles we put together for various prospects, click on their name to open up their profile in a new window:

Player Position Team League GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Ryan MacInnis C Kitchener Rangers OHL 66 16 21 37 37 -28
Nick Schmaltz C Green Bay USHL 55 18 45 63 16 -3
Conner Bleackley C Red Deer Rebels WHL 71 29 39 68 48 +3
Jared McCann C Sault Ste.Marie OHL 64 27 35 62 51 +9
Josh Ho-Sang C/RW Windsor Spitfires OHL 67 32 53 85 44 +26
Valdislav Kamenev C/LW Magnitogorsk MHL 15 4 10 14 12 +10
Adrian Kempe C/LW MODO SHL 45 5 6 11 12 +5
Sonny Milano C/LW US Under 18 USDP 58 29 57 86 23
Eric Cornel C/LW Peterborough Petes OHL 68 25 37 62 25 2
Brendan Lemieux LW Barrie Colts OHL 65 27 26 53 145 -7
Jakub Vrana LW/RW Linkoping SuperElit 24 14 11 25 25 +6
Nikolai Goldobin RW Sarnia Sting OHL 67 38 56 94 21 -30
Nikita Scherbak RW Saskatoon Blades WHL 65 28 50 78 46 -6
David Pastrnak RW Sodertalje Allsvenskan 38 8 16 24 24 7
Jack Dougherty D U.S. Under 18 USDP 55 6 16 22 65
Marcus Pettersson D Seklleftea SuperElit 38 4 14 18 38 +4
Travis Sanheim D Calgary Hitmen WHL 67 5 24 29 14 +25
Anthony DeAngelo D Sarnia Sting OHL 51 15 56 71 90 -31

If it was up to you, who would you want to don a Habs jersey tomorrow?

Would you prefer the Habs filling an organizational need? In which case you would turn your focus to the RW category, deciding between the extremely skilled Scherbak, Pastrnak, Vrana or Goldobin.

Should the Habs beef up their size? Brendan Lemieux or Conner Bleackley might fit the bill.

There's also a good crop of skilled defensemen, headlined by Travis Sanheim and Marcus Pettersson.

Or should the Habs simply draft the best player available? Keep in mind that some of the profiles include the assumption that Marc Bergevin would need to trade up, since they're likely to go before the Habs 1st round pick, which sits at 26th overall. Sonny Milano is a good example of a player that will probably be long gone before the Habs pick.

If you were Trevor Timmins, which prospect from the 2014 draft class do you think fits best with the Habs? Let us know in the poll below.

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