Montreal Canadiens 2013 Draft Class: Sneaky Good Class Highlighted by Artturi Lehkonen

Artturi Lehkonen, Sven Andrighetto, and Jacob De La Rose have all been valuable NHLers.
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Round 2

34th Overall - Jacob De La Rose

De La Rose spent most of his career with Leksands in Sweden. He moved to North America in 2014-15 to play with the Hamilton Bulldogs, splitting his time between Hamilton and Montreal. He did the same for the next two seasons, with most of his games coming in the AHL with St. John's.

De La Rose spent the entire 2017-18 season in Montreal, registering 12 points in 55 games, but Detroit picked him up on waivers before the 2018-19 season. De La Rose spent three more seasons in the NHL before returning to Europe.

36th Overall - Zachary Fucale

Fucale had tons of hype leaving the QMJHL after a successful career with the Halifax Mooseheads and Quebec Remparts. He also won a gold medal for Team Canada at the 2015 World Juniors. He never played a game for the Canadiens, bouncing around in the minors before finally making his NHL debut with the Washington Capitals in 2021-22. Fucale finally gave up on his North American dreams in 2023-24, heading to the KHL.

55th Overall - Artturi Lehkonen

Lehkonen signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Canadiens on May 8th, 2016. He had 28 points in 73 games in his inaugural season and was a solid player for Montreal during his time. Lehkonen broke out in the 2021 Stanley Cup Final run, tallying 14 points in 20 games, including the overtime-winning goal in Game 6 of the conference finals.

The Canadiens traded Lehkonen to the Avalanche for Justin Barron and a second-round pick in 2022, where he scored his second consecutive conference finals-clinching overtime goal. However, he finished the deal and won his first Stanley Cup.