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Welcome to HabsWorld Draft Central 2022, 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 Thursday starting at 7:00 PM ET while rounds two through seven will be on Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM ET. Sportsnet, TVA Sports, and ESPN 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 1 Juraj Slafkovsky SVK 6’4 229 Liiga TPS LW
1 26 Filip Mesar SVK 5’10 174 Extraliga Poprad RW
2 33 Owen Beck CAN 5’11 187 OHL Mississauga C
2 62 Lane Hutson USA 5’8 158 USHL US NTDP D
3 75 Vincenz Rohrer AUT 5’10 167 OHL Ottawa C
3 92 Adam Engstrom SWE 6’2 185 SWE Jr. Djurgarden D
4 127 Cedrick Guindon CAN 5’10 170 OHL Owen Sound LW
5 130 Jared Davidson CAN 5’11 179 WHL Seattle D
6 162 Emmett Croteau CAN 6’3 195 USHL Waterloo G
7 194 Petteri Nurmi FIN 6’0 187 Liiga HPK D
7 216 Miguel Tourigny CAN 5’8 168 QMJHL Acadie-Bathurst D

Traded/Acquired Picks:

– Acquired the 13th pick from the Islanders in exchange for Alexander Romanov and the 98th pick.
– Traded the 13th pick with the 66th pick to Chicago for Kirby Dach.
– Acquired the 26th pick from Calgary along with Emil Heineman and Tyler Pitlick in exchange for Tyler Toffoli.
– Traded the 27th pick to Arizona along with a 2024 second-round selection for Christian Dvorak.
– Acquired the 62nd pick from Edmonton plus a 2024 seventh-round pick in exchange for Brett Kulak.
– Acquired the 75th pick from Anaheim last draft in exchange for the 76th pick in 2021 (Tyson Hinds).
– Acquired the 92nd pick from Carolina as part of the compensation for the unmatched Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet.
– Acquired the 127th pick from Florida along with their 2023 first-round pick and Ty Smilanic in exchange for Ben Chiarot.
– Acquired the 128th pick from Tampa Bay last draft in exchange for the 126th pick in 2021 (Dylan Duke).
– Traded the 128th pick to Vegas in exchange for their fourth-round pick in 2023.
– Re-acquired the 216th pick from Arizona last draft in exchange for the 223rd pick in 2021 (Sam Lipkin).  Montreal originally acquired the pick in 2020 as part of the Jake Allen trade but flipped it to Philadelphia for Erik Gustafsson while the Flyers sent it to Arizona as part of the Shayne Gostisbehere trade.

HW Draft Coverage:

Mock Draft
Draft Pool
Montreal’s All-Time Draft History
Draft Options – Shane Wright
Draft Options – Juraj Slafkovsky
Draft Options – Logan Cooley
Draft Options – 26th pick

Montreal’s Picks:

Habs select Juraj Slafkovsky 1st overall
Habs select Filip Mesar 26th overall
Day 2 of the 2022 Draft

(Our annual Depth Assessment series will return this summer.)