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NHL Entry Draft 2017: Who the experts think the Canadiens will pick

A compilation of mock draft predictions for the Canadiens’ first-round pick.

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2008 NHL Entry Draft, Rounds Two-Seven Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

There’s no doubt about it: the Canadiens need to add more prospects to their rather shallow pool. Thankfully, Marc Bergevin and Trevor Timmins will start to restock the cupboard tonight during the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

The Montreal Canadiens currently own the 25th overall pick. We’ve compiled a list of mock drafts, singling out which player the Canadiens are slated to take.

Urho Vaakanainen

Connor Timmins

Robert Thomas

Isaac Ratcliffe

Maxime Comtois

Josh Norris

Jason Robertson

Michael Rasmussen

Kailer Yamamoto

Shane Bowers

Due to relatively poor draft position, there’s no real consensus on whom the Canadiens should select. Vaakanainen, Bowers, Timmins, and Ratcliffe are some of the most common picks.

As for prospect rankings, once again we see a variety players ranked 25th.

As you may remember, EOTP ended up picking Urho Vaakanainen in the SB Nation Mock draft, although the votes were split between the Finnish defender and hulking forward Isaac Ratcliffe.

Essentially, there’s little to no consensus in the rankings or mock drafts this year beyond the first few picks, which means it should be an exciting draft for everyone involved, including the Canadiens. The Habs also own the 56th and 58th overall picks, giving them ample ammo to pay their way down the draft if the opportunity presents itself.

Who do you think the Canadiens should pick? Let us know in the comments below