Montreal Canadiens: The Embarrassing List of Top Ten Scorers Drafted By Marc Bergevin

Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)
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Mar 17, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Alex Galchenyuk. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Alex Galchenyuk. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Alex Galchenyuk: 354 career points

The highest scorer that Bergevin ever drafted was the first player he ever drafted. He also might go down as one of the most disappointing picks Bergevin ever made.

Galchenyuk was picked third overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. He was hailed as the future number one centre that the team needed so badly for so many years. There were some flashes of brilliance from Galchenyuk, but he ultimately didn’t live up to expectations.

The 28 year old has played 643 career games and has put up 354 points in that time. He has now played on six different teams after playing his first 418 games with the Canadiens. He had 255 points in his Habs tenure before being dealt to the Arizona Coyotes for Max Domi.

His best season came in 2015-16 when he scored 30 goals and 56 points. He appeared headed destined to fill that first line centre role after that season, but two more mediocre years followed and then he was off to Arizona.

He returned to Arizona for the 2021-22 season, after stops in Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Ottawa and Toronto. I guess he was the most successful pick made by Bergevin, though Caufield and Kotkaniemi will likely blow past him in career points soon enough.

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And that’s the whole list. In ten years, Bergevin oversaw 77 selections at the NHL Draft. Three of them have over 100 career points and only one of them has more than 200. Only five of them have more than 50 career points. It is mind blowing that Sven Andrighetto is the fifth highest scorer ever selected by Marc Bergevin.