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2017 NHL Draft

Bowers is a defence-first centreman

Is this two-way centre a key piece of Montreal’s future?

Anderson-Dolan is a promising two-way centre

He benefited from playing with Kailer Yamamoto, but Anderson-Dolan has a strong set of skills.

Prospect profile: Robert Thomas has top-six upside

With high-end vision and an excellent defensive game, Robert Thomas might be worth moving up for.

Norris is one of the draft’s biggest question marks

The smooth skating centre will be in the mix for the Habs first round pick

A brief history of the 25th overall pick

A closer look at the history of players that have been selected in the same spot as the Habs will be drafting.

Brännström could be a steal

He has all the ability you could ask for, but being undersized may keep this Swedish defenceman out of the top 15.

There’s a lot to like about Urho Vaakanainen

As a player, Vaakanainen is nearly complete. But there’s one key omission.

Chytil is flying under the radar

The rarely-discussed Chytil checks off all the boxes for centreman: Skill, speed, and size.

Owen Tippett is a pure goal-scorer

Could the super-sniper fall far enough for the Habs to jump up and grab him?

Eemeli Rasanen likes to hit people

The towering, physical force with a booming shot could be a mid-round steal for the Habs

Ratcliffe has power-forward potential

At 6’6”, Ratcliffe is a good athlete who has shown recent improvement in key areas.

Draft prospect profile: Martin Necas has risen up draft boards

The Czech centre has gone from fringe first-round pick to top-10

Centre? BPA? The Habs have options

The Habs once again find themselves in an interesting position heading into the draft.

Ryan Poehling has the tools to become an NHL centre

He won’t wow you with his skill, but he’s a good bet to turn into an everyday player.

Draft prospect profile: Nico Hischier is battling for top spot

The Swiss forward has risen up the draft rankings

Vesalainen could fall into Montreal’s lap

A big Finnish winger went from the very top to a mid-round projection after a rough first pro season.

Cody Glass soared to the top of the ranks

The Winterhawks’ centre rocketed up the draft standings after figuring out his game.

Michael Rasmussen is a boom-or-bust prospect

There are a lot of appealing traits for the massive centreman. But there are warning signs as well.

Casey Mittelstadt has speed and skill to burn

2017’s Mr. Hockey is projected to go early in this year’s entry draft.

Draft prospect profile: Maxime Comtois is an intriguing power forward

The homegrown prospect is expected to be taken in the first round

Callan Foote combines offence with strong defence

The massive defender has an NHL lineage, but does he fit the Habs’ needs?

Nolan Patrick’s health threatens #1 rank

He has a lot to offer. The question is whether he can stay healthy enough to show off his abilities.

Draft Prospect profile: Yamamoto one of the best offensive talents

Yamamoto was the most productive draft-eligible WHL forward

Habs to draft 25th in 2017

The result is official as the second round ends

Key battles for draft lottery positioning

There’s lots to (not) play for as the regular season winds down.

Pateryn traded for Jordie Benn

Montreal got an early start on their deadline deals

Habs acquire Nikita Nesterov from Tampa Bay

The Habs add more depth to the blue line.

Habs select Arvid Henrikson 187th overall

The Canadiens traded back into the seventh round, and picked a Swedish defenceman.

Habs trade Lars Eller to Washington

Word was that the Habs were looking to make a trade, and sure enough, they did.

An Introduction to the NHL Entry Draft

The draft is one of the most publicized events of the NHL offseason and for good reason, it defines the future of the league. But the actual workings of the draft and reasonable expectations for it are a little less unknown.

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