Top 5 Draft Steals To Have Biggest Impact On Montreal Canadiens Franchise

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3. Andrei Markov, selected 162ndoverall in 1998.

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Markov was the second major steal for the Candiens at the 1998 draft, falling all the way to 162nd. He developed slowly until the 2005 lockout, when he exploded onto the scene in Montreal as one of the top defensemen in the league. The four years following the lockout he never scored fewer than 48 points and topped out at 64. He was without a doubt, one of the best power play quarterbacks in the NHL until injuries derailed him. He returned to play every game in 2012-13 and showed he still has the offensive touch, posting 30 points in 48 games.

Markov was the 54th defenseman taken in the 1998 draft, and his 399 career points are the most by any of them.

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