2024 NHL Draft Order: Montreal Canadiens Have Two Picks in First Round

What will the Montreal Canadiens do with their two first-round picks in the first round?
2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7
2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

The drama will be high at the 2024 NHL Draft, as it could have the most questions in a single draft that we've seen in a long time. Macklin Celebrini is all but guaranteed to be the first overall selection, but the rest of the order is undetermined.

Artyom Levshunov has been the expected Chicago Blackhawks pick since the lottery determined the order, but Ivan Demidov has been gaining steam to join Connor Bedard. If Demidov goes No. 2, the whole draft order could change. The Canadiens feel they have a great chance at either Ivan Demidov or Cayden Lindstrom, but Demidov at No.2 could leave the Habs with neither.

Let's look at the draft order heading into Friday's event and some related articles that may interest Canadiens fans at their fifth and 25th picks.

2024 NHL Draft Order

1. San Jose Sharks
2. Chicago Blackhawks
3. Anaheim Ducks
4. Columbus Blue Jackets

5. Montreal Canadiens

6. Utah Hockey Club
7. Ottawa Senators
8. Seattle Kraken
9. Calgary Flames
10. New Jersey Devils
11. Buffalo Sabres
12. Philadelphia Flyers
13. Minnesota Wild
14. San Jose Sharks (from Pittsburgh)
15. Detroit Red Wings
16. St. Louis Blues
17. Washington Capitals
18. Chicago Blackhawks (from New York Islanders)
19. Vegas Golden Knights
20. New York Islanders (from Chicago via Tampa Bay)
21. Los Angeles Kings
22. Nashville Predators
23. Toronto Maple Leafs
24. Colorado Avalanche
25. Boston Bruins (from Ottawa via Detroit via Boston)

26. Montreal Canadiens (from Winnipeg)

27. Carolina Hurricanes
28. Calgary Flames (from Vancouver)
29. Dallas Stars
30. New York Rangers
31. Anaheim Ducks (from Edmonton)
32. Philadelphia Flyers (from Florida)