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Welcome to HabsWorld Draft Central 2018, your one-stop source for all things draft-related. Our coverage over the past several weeks included a breakdown of their depth at each position, draft profiles, and more.

The first round of this year’s draft takes place on Friday starting at 7:00 PM EST while rounds two through seven will be on Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM EST. Sportsnet, TVA Sports, and NBCSN have coverage of Round 1 while Sportsnet will also televise Day 2.

HabsWorld’s Coverage

Draft Options Series:

Quinn Hughes
Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Andrei Svechnikov
Brady Tkachuk
Filip Zadina

Assessing the Depth Series:

Centres
Defencemen
Left Wingers
Right Wingers
Goalies

More HW Draft Coverage:

Habs Select Jesperi Kotkaniemi 3rd Overall
Day 2 of the 2018 Draft
2018 HW Mock Draft
2018 HW Draft Pool
Montreal’s All-Time Draft History
2017 Draft Central

Montreal’s Picks

Rd OA Player From HT WT League Team Pos
1 3 Jesperi Kotkaniemi FIN 6’2 181 FIN Assat C
2 35 Jesse Ylonen FIN 6’0 167 FIN-2 Espoo RW
2 38 Alexander Romanov RUS 5’11 185 RUS Jr. CSKA 2 D
2 56 Jacob Olofsson SWE 6’2 189 SWE-2 Timra C
3 66 Cameron Hillis CAN 5’9 168 OHL Guelph C
3 71 Jordan Harris USA 5’10 179 USHS Kimball Union D
4 97 Allan McShane CAN 5’10 185 OHL Oshawa C
4 123 Jack Gorniak USA 5’10 181 USHS West Salem LW
5 128 Cole Fonstad CAN 5’10 159 WHL Prince Albert C
5 133 Samuel Houde CAN 5’11 160 QMJHL Chicoutimi C
7 190 Brett Stapley CAN 5’9 173 BCHL Vernon C

Traded/Acquired Picks:

- Acquired the 38th pick from Chicago as part of the Phillip Danault/Dale Weise trade in 2016.
– Acquired the 56th pick from Toronto as part of the Tomas Plekanec trade.
– Acquired the 62nd pick from Washington as part of the Lars Eller trade in 2016.
– Traded the 62nd pick to Edmonton for the 71st and 133rd picks.
– Acquired the 97th pick from Los Angeles for Torrey Mitchell.  It had previously been dealt in 2017 for Dwight King.
– Acquired the 102nd pick from Edmonton for Al Montoya.
– Traded the 102nd pick to San Jose for the 123rd and 139th picks.
– Acquired the 122nd pick from Winnipeg for Joe Morrow.
– Traded the 122nd pick to Calgary for a 2019 fourth round pick.
– Traded the 139th pick to Chicago for a 2019 fifth round pick.
– Traded the 159th pick to Detroit for Steve Ott in 2017.
– Traded the 190th pick to Philadelphia for their 2017 seventh round pick (Cayden Primeau).
– Acquired the 190th pick from Philadelphia for Montreal’s 2019 seventh round pick.