The Montreal Canadiens continued to trend up this year by reaching 100 points in the regular season and then going all the way to a game six of the Eastern Conference Finals in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs. They are a young team with many young players ready to expand their roles, a goalie in his prime and more confidence in their play than most teams.

So coming into this draft, the team isn’t looking for someone to jump in right away. In the first round, they are picking 26th and will likely choose someone who has the potential to fill a need, but still needs to work on some things.

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