Montreal Canadiens 2014 Draft Class: Jake Evans Becomes A Late-Round Gem

The Canadiens had some swings and misses in the 2014 Draft Class, but their final swing was a walk-off.
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Nikita Scherbak
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Round 1

26th Overall - Nikita Scherbak

Scherbak signed his three-year entry-level deal shortly after the draft but returned to the WHL. Scherbak didn't make his NHL debut until the 2016-17 season, scoring on his first shot against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He spent his first two professional seasons with the St. John's Ice Caps before splitting the following season evenly between Laval and Montreal. The Los Angeles Kings claimed Scherbak on waivers during the 2018-19 season after the Canadiens sent Scherbak to Laval.

Scherbak hasn't played in the NHL since then, spending time in the KHL, AHL, Czech Extraliga, and Slovakia.

Round 3

73rd Overall - Brett Lernout

Lernout spent five seasons in the Montreal Canadiens organization. He played in 21 games at the NHL level, recording one assist and six penalty minutes. He signed a professional tryout agreement with the Colorado Eagles on February 10th, 2021. Lernout posted three assists in 12 games, the last 12 of his professional career.