With Montreal's pick sitting so late in the draft, we thought it might be a good idea to take a look at the last ten 26th overall picks in the NHL entry draft.
|2013||Anaheim Ducks||Shea Theodore||Stats|
|2012||Vancouver Canucks||Brendan Gaunce||Stats|
|2011||Chicago Blackhawks||Phillip Danault||Stats|
|2010||Washington Capitals||Evgeny Kuznetsov||Stats|
|2009||Anaheim Ducks||Kyle Palmieri||Stats|
|2008||Buffalo Sabres||Tyler Ennis||Stats|
|2007||St.Louis Blues||David Perron||Stats|
|2006||Calgary Flames||Leland Irving||Stats|
|2005||Calgary Flames||Matt Pelech||Stats|
|2004||Vancouver Canucks||Corey Schneider||Stats|
As you can see, there's an even balance of quality players and misses. We should probably temper our expectations, as picking so late in the round rarely leads to elite players, however Trevor Timmins should have a good shot at a potential NHLer.
Montreal has only picked 26th overall once, selecting super pest Claude Lemieux in 1983. Will the Habs continue the trend and pick his son, Brendan Lemieux?