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Welcome to HabsWorld Draft Central 2021, your one-stop source for all things draft-related.  We’ll keep tabs on each selection here as well as provide links to our previous draft coverage.

The first round of this year’s draft takes place on Friday starting at 8:00 PM EST while rounds two through seven will be on Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM EST. Sportsnet, TVA Sports, and ESPN2 have coverage of Round 1 while Sportsnet and the NHL Network will also televise Day 2.

Montreal’s Picks

Rd OA Player From HT WT League Team Pos
1 31 Logan Mailloux CAN 6’3 214 Ettan SK Lejon D
2 63 Riley Kidney CAN 5’11 168 QMJHL Acadie-Bathurst C
2 64 Oliver Kapanen SWE 6’1 174 FIN Jr. KalPa C
3 87 Dmitri Kostenko RUS 6’1 187 VHL Togliatti D
4 113 William Trudeau CAN 6’0 189 QMJHL Charlottetown D
5 142 Daniil Sobolev RUS 6’0 210 OHL Windsor D
5 150 Joshua Roy CAN 6’0 190 QMJHL Sherbrooke C
6 191 Xavier Simoneau CAN 5’6 169 QMJHL Drummondville C
7 214 Joe Vrbetic CAN 6’6 190 OHL North Bay G

Traded/Acquired Picks:

– Acquired the 64th pick from Tampa Bay at the 2020 draft along with the 2020 124th pick (Sean Farrell) for the 2020 57th pick (Jack Finley).
– Acquired the 76th pick from Chicago along with the 48th (Jan Mysak) and 203rd (traded – Chase Bradley) picks in the 2020 draft as part of the Andrew Shaw trade in 2019.
– Traded the 76th pick to Anaheim for their third-round pick in 2022.
– Acquired the 87th pick from Washington at the 2020 draft for the 98th pick in 2020 (Brandon Coe)
– Traded picks 95 and 159 to Buffalo for Eric Staal.
– Acquired the 113th pick from St. Louis in 2020 along with the 57th pick that year (traded to TB-see above) for Marco Scandella.
– Acquired the 126th pick from Vegas in 2020 for Nick Cousins.
– Traded the 126th pick to Tampa Bay for their fourth-round pick in 2022.
– Traded the 127th pick to Minnesota for picks 150 and 214.
– Acquired the 142nd pick from Philadelphia in 2020 for Nate Thompson.
– Traded the 223rd pick to Arizona for their seventh-round pick in 2022.

HW Draft Coverage:

Mock Draft
Draft Pool Results
Montreal’s All-Time Draft History
Habs select Logan Mailloux 31st overall

Depth Assessment Series:

Left Wing

The series will be concluded later this summer after the draft and free agency.