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

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Dalton Thrower
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Round 2

33rd Overall - Sebastian Collberg

There won't be many success stories written about the Canadiens' 2012 draft class, but the Collberg selection was indirectly a good decision. Collberg has been back and forth between Europe and the North American minor leagues for his entire career. However, the Canadiens used him in a trade with a conditional second-round pick to land Thomas Vanek at the 2013-14 season's trade deadline. Vanek was a good player for the Canadiens, tallying 15 points in 18 games and then 10 in 17 playoff games.

51st Overall - Dalton Thrower

Thrower played nine games with the IceCaps during the 2015-16 season, his only games above the ECHL level. He was in the ECHL for eight seasons, and according to HockeyDB retired after the 2022-23 season.