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The 2005 NHL Entry Draft will take place July 30th at 12pm est in Ottawa. It will be the 52nd annual entry draft. the first NHL Amateur Draft being held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on June 5, 1953. The Canadiens will first pick 5th overall (thanks to the draft lottery), the Habs hold picks in all 7 rounds of the draft. Sidney Crosby is the consensus and obvious pick to go #1 overall in the draft to the Pittsburgh Penguis, American defenseman Jack Johnson is a good choice to go #2 overall, but after that its hard to predict what will happen. Stay tuned to HabsWorld.net throughout the draft weekend, and the week leading upto the draft for extensive coverage.

Watch the draft LIVE (free) on www.nhl.com

HabsWorld Draft Coverage

Canadiens at the draft table by Dan Linn
Dan Linn previews the draft for the Habs round by round

2005 Preliminary Draft Rankings by Brian La Rose
A breakdown of the CSB rankings, and some player notes

The Streamer’s Draft prediction #1-5 by Alex Stream
A prediction of the top 5 picks in the draft, with comments.

Prospect-Us by Matt Godbout
A review of 14 of the top prospects in the draft

Paradis Picks by Alexandre Paradis
A full first round mock draft

2005 HW Draft Pool by Jake Wilson
The 3rd annual HW draft pool, a contest to see who can correctly predict the most draft choices.

– 2005 HabsWorld.net Mock Draft by Brian La Rose
HW mock draft for the first round

Habs 2005 Draft picks
1st Round / 5th overall G- Carey Price (WHL) 6’2 220lbs. Birth: Vancouver (Aug 16, 1987)
2nd Round / 45th overall
from NYRangers
RW- Guillaume Latendresse (QMJHL) 6’2 216lbs Birth: Ste-Catherine (May 24, 1987)
3rd Round / 66 Overall
to Rangers
4th Round / 131 overall C- Juraj Mikus (Slovak) 6’1 186lb Birth: Skalica, Slovakia (Feb 22nd, 1987) 
5th Round / 130th overall C- Mathieu Aubin (QMJHL) 6’2 190lb Birth: Sorel, Quebec (Sep 18, 1986)
6th Round / 190th overall RW- Matt D’Agostini (OHL) 5’11 170lb
7th Round / 200th overall W- Sergei Kostitsyn (BEL) 5’11 180lb
7th Round / 229th overall D- Philippe Paquet (USHL) 6’3 200lb


Mock draft comparison

    HabsWorld TSN Foxsports Hockeys Future HW Pool 1st Round Winner:
Alex Streams
Actual pick
1 Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby
2 Jack Johnson Jack Johnson Gilbert Brule Jack Johnson Jack Johnson Bobby Ryan
3 Benoit Pouliot Benoit Pouliot Jack Johnson Benoit Pouliot Benoit Pouliot Jack Johnson
4 Bobby Ryan Bobby Ryan Benoit Pouliot Gilbert Brule Bobby Ryan Benoit Pouliot
5 Gilbert Brule Gilbert Brule Bobby Ryan Bobby Ryan Gilbert Brule Carey Price
6 Anze Kopitar Anze Kopitar Anze Kopitar Anze Kopitar Anze Kopitar Gilbert Brule
7 Carey Price Ryan O’Marra Ryan O’Marra Jack Skille Jack Skille Jack Skille
Marc Staal Marc Staal Marek Zagrapan Ryan O’Marra Marc Staal Devin Setoguchi
9 Martin Hanzal Carey Price Carey Price Marc Staal Ryan O’Marra Brian Lee
10 Jack Skille Jack Skille Marc Staal Guillaume Latendresse Luc Bourdon Luc Bourdon
11 Tuukka Rask Luc Bourdon Luc Bourdon Martin Hanzal Alex Bourret Anze Kopitar

Ryan O’Marra Martin Hanzal Martin Hanzal Niklas Bergfors Martin Hanzal Marc Staal
13 Luc Bourdon Brian Lee Alex Bourret Ryan Parent Marek Zagrapan Marek Zagrapan
14   Ryan Parent Tuukka Rask Tuukka Rask Brian Lee Guillaume Latendresse Sasha Pokulok
15 Niklas Bergfors Marek Zagrapan Niklas Bergfors Alex Bourret Niklas Bergfors Ryan O’Marra
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Alex Bourret Alex Bourret Guillaume Latendresse Luc Bourdon

Alex Bourret
17 Brian Lee Ryan Parent Devin Setoguchi Ryan Stoa

Martin Hanzal
18 Guillaume Latendresse Andrew Cogliano Kenndal McArdle Marek Zagrapan

Ryan Parent
19 Marek Zagrapan Guillaume Latendresse Dan Bertram Carey Price

Jakub Kindl
Kenndal McArdle Kenndal McArdle Chris Durand Matt Lashoff

Kenndal McArdle
21 Devin Setoguchi Devin Setoguchi Ryan Parent Tuukka Rask

Tuukka Rask
22 Matt Lashoff Niklas Bergfors Ondrej Pavelec Kenndal McArdle

Matt Lashoff
23 Jakub Kindl Dan Bertram Jack Skille Sasha Pukolok

Niklas Bergfors
24 Brendan Mikkelson Jakub Kindl Jakub Kindl Andrew Cogliano

TJ Oshie
25 Ryan Stoa Brendan Mikkelson Matt Lashoff Devin Setoguchi

Andrew Cogliano
26 Andrew Cogliano Ryan Stoa Ryan Stoa Dan Bertram

Matt Pelech
Jakub Vojta Paul Stastny Brian Lee Jakub Kindl

Joe Finley
28 Dan Bertram Michael Blunden Brendan Mikkelson T.J Hensick

Matt Niskanen
Michael Blunden Matt Lashoff Michael Blunden Scott Jackson

Steve Downie
30 Ondrej Pavelec Ondrej Pavelec Risto Korhonen Alexandre Vincent

Vladimir Mihalik
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