2024 NHL Mock Draft 1.0 has the Montreal Canadiens taking an elite scorer

The Montreal Canadiens get a top-five pick yet again, and now, it’s time to speculate how general manager Kent Hughes will use that selection.
2024 Kubota CHL Top Prospects Game
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Round 2: Will Skahan, D/Boston College

Another towering player, this one on the blue line, fell to me in the second round. Someone like Will Skahan could wind up as a perfect complement to David Reinbacher in time, and that could make one of the NHL’s more prominent dynamic duos. 

Round 3: Simon Zether, C/Rogle BK J20

I snagged another prospect with great size in the third round and one who dominated at the J20 Nationell level. Rogle BK J20’s captain put up 27 points and 11 goals this past season, and he saw 57 combined games with the big club, where he will play next year. 

Round 3B: Adam Kleber, D/University of Minnesota-Duluth

At 6’5, 209 lbs, Adam Kleber adds even more size to the Canadiens draft class in this exercise, and he finished the 2023-24 campaign in the USHL, showing two-way potential. If Kleber continues that development at Minnesota-Duluth, he will have an outstanding chance to compete for a spot with the Habs four years down the road.