Actual draft order
|1||New Jersey Devils|
|2||New York Rangers|
|4||Colorado Avalanche (via OTT)|
|5||Los Angeles Kings|
|6||Detroit Red Wings|
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.