Montreal Canadiens 2012 Draft Class: First Top-Five Pick In Seven Years Lands Galchenyuk

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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 2012 class will be the subject of our tenth look at the history.

The 2012 NHL Draft was the 50th in history. It took place at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. There were some swings and misses in the top three of this draft, as Nail Yakupov, Ryan Murray, and Alex Galchenyuk went to the Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Canadiens. The first round wasn't the best crop, but some players could've gone higher in hindsight.