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The Montreal Canadiens will select 15th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

The Canadiens did not hit the jackpot, and will make their selection in the middle of the first round.

2018 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens have held station in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft after not winning one of the three lotteries.

Actual draft order

Pick Team
Pick Team
1 New Jersey Devils
2 New York Rangers
3 Chicago Blackhawks
4 Colorado Avalanche (via OTT)
5 Los Angeles Kings
6 Detroit Red Wings
7 Buffalo Sabres
8 Edmonton Oilers
9 Anaheim Ducks
10 Vancouver Canucks
11 Philadelphia Flyers
12 Minnesota Wild
13 Florida Panthers
14 Arizona Coyotes
15 Montreal Canadiens

With just a 1.0% chance of claiming the first overall selection after being the best team to not make the post-season, and a 3.3% chance of moving up, Montreal wasn’t able to beat the odds for a second consecutive year to gain a better position for the first round. Instead, they will be the 15th team to the podium on June 21 in Vancouver.

The positions of the top three teams will be unveiled soon, with the Colorado Avalanche having the best chance of landing on the winning combination.

In the meantime, catch up on our profiles of the forwards projected to be the top two picks, and a defenceman who will be in the conversation for third overall. Stay tuned in the weeks leading up to the draft for in-depth profiles on players who could be at the top of the list when the Canadiens’ are called to announce their selection.