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The Canadiens select Jesperi Kotkaniemi with third overall pick

The Canadiens opted for the top player who projects to be a centreman with their lottery pick.

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Getting to know third overall pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Here’s everything you need to know about the Habs’ newest prospect!

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Montreal selects Jesse Ylönen 35th overall

Montreal starts day two by selecting another Finn with their first second-round pick.

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Kotkaniemi signs a three-year ELC with the Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens wasted little time making their third overall selection an official member of the organization.

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Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s offer sheet won’t be matched by the Montreal Canadiens

Kotkaniemi will become a member of the Carolina Hurricanes on the one-year deal.

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Meet your 2018 Montreal Canadiens draft class

A roundup of every new member of the Montreal Canadiens organization.

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2018 NHL Draft

The Canadiens select Alexander Romanov with 38th overall pick

The Canadiens opted for a Russian defender with their second pick of the round.

Getting to know Jesse Ylönen

Jesse Ylönen is a high-risk, high-reward player

Montreal Canadiens sign Jesse Ylönen to entry-level contract

The forward had his North American debut delayed due to injury and the season suspension.

Getting to know Alexander Romanov

The Canadiens take their first defenceman of the draft with their third selection.

Alexander Romanov signed to entry-level contract

After reports that he was coming over, Romanov officially signs his first NHL contract.

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Montreal selects Jacob Olofsson 56th overall

With their third pick of the round the Habs have added another European forward.

Getting to know Jacob Olofsson

The Swedish centre plays a mature, responsible game

Who is Jacob Olofsson? His Swedish coach Fredrik Andersson lets us know

Timrå coach Andersson took time off from his vacation to speak to EOTP

The Canadiens trade the 62nd overall pick for 71st and 133rd

The Canadiens trade the final pick in the second round to add two lower down, giving themselves a chance to draft more prospects from the 2018 class.

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Montreal selects Cameron Hillis 66th overall

Kicking off the third round, another centre, this time from the OHL.

Getting to know Cameron Hillis

The Canadiens take their third centre of the draft with their fifth selection.

Cam Hillis agrees to three-year entry-level contract

After just two-and-a-half seasons at the Junior level, Hillis will be turning pro.

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Montreal selects Jordan Harris at 71st overall

Going into the US High School system, the Canadiens grabbed their second defencemen of the day.

Getting to know Jordan Harris

The Canadiens continue their draft with the second defenceman of their draft

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Montreal selects Allan McShane 97th overall

With their own fourth-round pick, Montreal has selected another OHL centre in Allan McShane.

Getting to know Allan McShane

The Canadiens added a creative centre with their third-round pick.

McShane, Fonstad, and Houde will not be offered contracts by the Canadiens

Three of Montreal’s 2018 draftees will be free to re-enter the 2020 NHL Draft.

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Montreal trades the 102nd overall pick to San Jose

Montreal makes their second trade of the day, collecting two more picks in this draft.

Montreal trades 122nd overall to Calgary

Marc Bergevin with another trade in the later rounds.

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Montreal selects Jack Gorniak 123rd overall

The Canadiens have picked a forward in the fourth round.

Getting to know Montreal Canadiens 123rd overall selection Jack Gorniak

The speedy forward will play for the University of Wisconsin next year.

Coach Eric Borre discusses Jack Gorniak’s speed and “tremendously high character”

The Panthers’ head coach shared his thoughts on the Habs’ 123rd overall pick.

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Montreal selects Cole Fonstad 128th overall

The Canadiens chose the Prince Albert Raiders forward with their own fifth-round pick.

Getting to know Montreal Canadiens 128th overall selection Cole Fonstad

With their ninth selection, the Habs go west to select another playmaking forward in Cole Fonstad.

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Montreal selects Samuel Houde 133rd overall

With their newly acquired pick, the Habs have drafted a centre from Quebec.

Getting to know Samuel Houde

The Canadiens grab their first player from Quebec in the fifth round

Montreal trades pick #139 to Chicago for a 2019 fifth

The Canadiens have made a trade to delay their fifth-round selection by a year.

Montreal acquires the 190th pick from Flyers

The Canadiens gave up their seventh-rounder in 2019 to reacquire their own assigned pick.

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Montreal selects Brett Stapley 190th overall

Another trade late in the day nets an NCAA commit for Montreal.

Getting to know Brett Stapley

The Canadiens took a chance on a skilled NCAA commit with a pick they acquired in trade.

Hayden Hawkey traded to Edmonton for a 2019 fifth

The draft may be over, but Marc Bergevin is still making moves to prepare for next year.

Projecting the skills of the four CHL forwards vying for one contract

Marc Bergevin stated it’s likely that only one of Cole Fonstad, Cam Hillis, Samuel Houde, and Allan McShane will earn a deal. Which one has the best case to sign an ELC?

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