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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Brendan Leipsic, Zachary Fucale, Josiah Didier
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97th Overall - Josiah Didier

Didier played four years at the University of Denver, before signing an AHL PTO with the Hamilton Bulldogs at the end of the 2014-15 season. He played eight games with the Bulldogs, earning himself an AHL contract with the St. John's IceCaps the following season. Didier played two seasons split between the IceCaps and Brampton Beast, before signing with the Charlotte Checkers and winning a Calder Cup in 2019.

Didier joined the providence Bruins next, where he eventually became team captain.

108th Overall - Olivier Archambault

Archambault's only run with the Canadiens organization was a ten-game stretch with the Bulldogs in 2012-13. He returned to the QMJHL the following season and signed with the Iowa Wild after his junior career.

Archambault returned to Montreal's organization in 2021-22, recording 54 points in 51 games with Trois-Rivieres, but went overseas to Europe after that season.

113th Overall - Magnus Nygren

Nygren signed a two-year entry-level deal with the Canadiens at the end of the 2012-13 season. He recorded eight points in 16 games with the Bulldogs but returned home to play with Farjestad for the remainder of the season. He made another trek across the pond to play with Hamilton the following season but appeared in just 15 games. Nygren has been in Europe ever since, playing with top teams like HC Davos and Farjestad.