Canadiens land a surprise player in 2024 NHL Mock Draft 2.0

The Montreal Canadiens surprised us a couple of seasons back when they picked Juraj Slafkovsky No. 1 overall. In Mock Draft 2.0, they’re surprising us again.
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Round 6: Felix Lacerte, C/Shawinigan

Nowhere near as much size (5’10, 168 lbs) as most of the prospects listed, but that shouldn’t concern you regarding the 17-year-old Felix Lacerte. He’s got versatility, and Lacerte’s 59-point, 31-goal regular season should be more than enough to entice you that he can be a good value pick this late in the simulation. 

Round 7A: Samuel Urban, G/Arizona State

Taking one goaltender per draft is an ideal number, but with so many picks at the time of this writing, I thought I’d go with a second netminder in the seventh round. Samuel enjoyed a decent showing in what was a full USHL season, and he played well enough to at least give me hope that he will parlay those numbers (3.17 GAA, 0.893 save percentage) into a successful stint with the Arizona State Sun Devils. 

Round 7B: Alexis Michaud, RW/Charlottetown

The seventh round is where I’m going with raw talent and potential, even if the size and productivity aren’t there yet. At 6’0, Alexis Michaud’s got more than enough room to add muscle to his 170-pound frame, and his productivity - 16 goals and 40 points - nearly doubled throughout the QMJHL’s regular season. 

Round 7C: Brett Yuzik, RW/Shawinigan 

As with Alexi Michaud, Brett Yuzik has plenty of room to grow, and despite his unimpressive numbers - 13 points and seven goals in 85 QMJHL contests - he’s the type of player who could eventually fill the lower lines of an NHL roster. That was the main reason why I went with him over the dozens of others I could have taken with the final pick. 


(Statistics provided by Elite Prospects)