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The Montreal Canadiens will select third overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft

The Habs have a great position for the opening round of the draft on June 22.

2017 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens have moved up from their position of fourth for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft after winning the lottery for the third overall pick.

Holding the fourth-best chance of claiming the first overall selection, and a less than 30% chance of moving up, Montreal beat the odds to rise to third. After two other teams had claimed the first and second spots, the Habs won the final lottery.

Now that the Canadiens’ position is known, catch up on the draft profiles we’ve published so far.