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

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

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With their third pick of the second round, the Montreal Canadiens have gone back to Europe, selecting Swedish centre Jacob Olofsson.

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The centre had 10 goals and 11 assists in 43 game for Timrå of the Allsvenskan in Sweden last year. He played a key role as a young player and will play with Timrå again next year in the Swedish Hockey League after his side earned promotion.

This pick came to Montreal in a deal that sent Tomas Plekanec to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the trade deadline in exchange for Kerby Rychel and Rinat Valiev.