Montreal Canadiens 2011 Draft Class: Disappointing Classes Are A Trend In The Early 2010s

The Montreal Canadiens had just two players from their 2011 class play in an NHL game.
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It's officially draft month! For June, we will look back at some of the draft classes to see how the Habs front offices of the past did with their selections. It's too early to examine some of Kent Hughes' first few draft classes. The 2011 class will be the subject of our 11th look at the history.

The NHL held the 2011 Draft at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Edmonton Oilers won the Draft Lottery for the second straight season, picking Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to join Taylor Hall. Gabriel Landeskog went to the Colorado Avalanche with the second pick, while Jonathan Huberdeau rounded out the top three. The top ten had plenty of talent, with Mika Zibanejad, Mark Scheifele, Sean Couturier, and Dougie Hamilton also getting their names called.

Montreal Canadiens depth forward Joel Armia went 16th to the Buffalo Sabres, while longtime Canadien Phillip Danault also went late in the first round.