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

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Alex Galchenyuk
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Round 1

3rd Overall - Alex Galchenyuk

Galchenyuk's Canadiens career doesn't get enough credit, as he'd be viewed as better if the Habs hadn't taken him third overall. He may not have lived up to the expectations the draft position gave him, but he was a solid player for six seasons. He was then traded for Max Domi, who became a fan favorite in Montreal.

The Galchenyuk story took a wrong turn after he left Montreal, and you can only hope that he is in a better place in his life right now as he begins his KHL career. Galchenyuk had a good first season with SKA Saint Petersburg, tallying 16 goals and 26 assists in 61 games.