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Welcome to HabsWorld Draft Central 2016, your one-stop source for all things draft-related. Our coverage started several weeks ago when we started our series looking at the top prospects available in the draft which will be available to the Habs who currently hold the 9th overall selection as well as evaluating their depth situation at each position.

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 10:00 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:

Logan Brown
Jakob Chychrun
Tyson Jost
Olli Juolevi
Clayton Keller
Michael McLeod
Alexander Nylander
Mikhail Sergachev

Assessing the Depth Series:

Left Wingers
Right Wingers

More HW Draft Coverage:

Habs draft Mikhail Sergachev 9th overall
Day 2 of the 2016 Draft
Habs acquire Andrew Shaw; trade Lars Eller to Washington
2016 HW Mock Draft
Writers Weigh In: Making the 9th Pick
2016 Mock Draft Comparison
Montreal’s All-Time Draft History
2016 HW Draft Pool
2015 Draft Central

Montreal’s Selections

Rd OA Player From HT WT League Team Pos
1 9 Mikhail Sergachev RUS 6’2 221 OHL Windsor D
3 70 William Bitten CAN 5’10 164 OHL Flint C
4 100 Victor Mete CAN 5’9 174 OHL London D
5 124 Casey Staum USA 5’11 174 USHS Hill-Murray D
6 160 Michael Pezzetta CAN 6’1 204 OHL Sudbury C
7 187 Arvid Henrikson SWE 6’3 176 U-18 AIK U18 D

Trade Notes:

– Picks 39 and 45 were traded to Chicago for Andrew Shaw.
– The 45th pick was acquired from Buffalo as part of the Josh Gorges trade.
– The 124th pick was acquired from Vancouver as part of the Brandon Prust trade.
– The 187 pick was acquired from Winnipeg for Montreal’s 2017 7th round pick.
– Pick 130 was traded to Buffalo for Brian Flynn.
– Pick 190 was traded to Buffalo as part of the Torrey Mitchell trade.

Be sure to visit HabsWorld during and after the draft for reactions and analysis on any movement during the weekend.