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Team Needs: D, C, RW, LW

Draft Preview: Habs GM Marc Bergevin got thrown on hot coals for making a "new surroundings will help the players" tarde with Arizona where he traded a player he was disappointed in but scored a lot more times than the player he received in return. How does he recoup? But selecting Filip Zadina, a slick scorer playmaker who is ready or very close to ready. This move doesn't solve an over decade need for a solid fist line centre. Before Montreal won the lottery, they was a definite sense they would finally draft a prospect that would solve the organization weakness (along with Ryan Poehling who on an upward spiral at St. Cloud State), But the Lottery jump to three in a draft where there are three clear cut high impact players, Filip Zadina seems a logical choice, but there is lots of buzzing around Jesperi Kotkaniemi who may be the answer at centre, or if he isn't can play RW in any team's top six. And the trade of Mikhail Sergachev has left the Habs looking to quiet the fanbase with a wow factor defender. So stay tuned, because this could also be a defenseman! They have four second rounders if they just want to stay the course and go best player on their board, and fill any organizational need later.
-- Bill Placzek--

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Rnd. Pick Player Position School Height Weight
(* = Junior; ** = Sophomore; *** = Freshman)
1 3 Jesperi Kotkaniemi C Assat Pori (SM-liiga) 6' 2" 181
2 35 Adam Ginning D Linköpings HC (SHL) 6' 4" 206
2 38 Nicolas Beaudin D Drummondville (QMJHL) 5' 10.75" 178
2 56 Xavier Bernard D Drummondville (QMJHL) 6' 2.5" 202
2 62 Damien Giroux LW Saginaw (OHL) 5' 9" 170
3 66 Justus Annunen G Kärpät (SM-liiga) 6' 4" 187
4 97 Anderson MacDonald LW Moncton (QMJHL) 6' 1.5" 209
4 102 Curtis Hall C Youngstown (USHL) 6' 2.5" 200
4 122 Xavier Bouchard D Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 6' 3.5" 190
5 128 Justin Ducharme RW Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) 6' 0" 179
(* = Junior; ** = Sophomore; *** = Freshman)
1 8 Alex Turcotte C United States 5' 11" 186
2 39 Antti Saarela C Lukko Rauma (SM-liiga) 5' 11" 178