Canadiens land a pair of potential stars in Team-by-Team NHL Mock Draft

The Montreal Canadiens could be in for an epic weekend if this team-by-team NHL Mock Draft transforms from a projection into a reality.
SKA Hockey Club player, Ivan Demidov (11) seen in action...
SKA Hockey Club player, Ivan Demidov (11) seen in action... / SOPA Images/GettyImages
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20th Overall: New York Islanders - Carter Yakemchuk, D/Calgary Hitmen

Any draft pick at this point would vastly improve the New York Rangers prospects pool, but Carter Yakemchuk falling here would be the ideal scenario. While I can’t quite see it happening, general manager Lou Lamoriello wouldn’t be complaining here, nor would anyone else following the Isles. 

21st Overall: Los Angeles Kings - Igor Chernyshov, LW/Dynamo Moskva

I was wondering when Igor Chernyshov would fall here; while he’s not likely going to be a playmaker when he makes it to the NHL, he won’t be afraid to do the dirty work, so I’m commending whichever organization scoops him up, most likely in the first round. 

22nd Overall: Nashville Predators - Nikita Artamonov, LW/Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod

For an 18-year-old, playing 54 games in the KHL and putting up the type of production Nikita Artamonov did - 23 points and seven goals in 54 regular season contests, I’m interested in seeing what the encore looks like. Thanks to Artamonov’s contract, he won’t be available until the 2026-27 season, but he would be more than worth the wait. 

23rd Overall: Toronto Maple Leafs - Liam Greentree, RW/WindsorSpitfires

If there’s a common denominator here, it’s that Liam Greentree has dropped in many of these mock draft simulations, and if he falls to the Toronto Maple Leafs, that prospects pool just got exciting. The size and productivity have been there for a while, and there’s playmaking power forward potential - a perfect fit for the Leafs system. 

24th Overall: Colorado Avalanche - Jesse Pulkkinen, D/JYP

Another prospect with excellent size plus value for when his team possesses and does not possess the puck, Jesse Pulkkinen would make a remarkable organization even better if he landed with the Colorado Avalanche. 

25th Overall: Ottawa Senators - Michael Hage, C/Chicago Steel

Once again, size and productivity immediately jump out with Michael Hage, who would also be a solid pick to revitalize the Senators prospects pool. Overall, if one team had the best mock draft in this simulation, I’m very tempted to roll with the Senators, but you may like the 26th pick here that I have coming up for the Canadiens. 

26th Overall: Montreal Canadiens - Sacha Boisvert, C/North Dakota

Leadership and productivity - I feel like I’ve said the latter a lot lately, should convince the Habs fan base that Sacha Boisvert would be worth it with the 26th overall pick if he’s still available. No, he wouldn’t see NHL ice as quickly as Ivan Demidov (No. 5 overall in this draft), but still, could he be the final piece to the top-six if drafted in this slot? 


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