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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Hayden Hawkey
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Round 6

177th Overall - Hayden Hawkey

It's hard to believe that a prospect with a name like Hayden Hawkey didn't pan out in professional hockey. He played four seasons at Providence College, then bounced around the ECHL for three seasons. Hawkey now stars in the Italian professional leagues, owning save percentages of .947 and .925 at various levels in the league.

Round 7

207th Overall - Jake Evans

Jake Evans didn't expect hockey to work out for him. He spent four seasons at Notre Dame to complete his degree since he thought he'd be working a nine-to-five. However, Evans is now 22nd in games played from the 2014 Draft Class and is an integral player on the Canadiens' roster. He isn't known for his point-getting abilities but is 40th in the draft class. Not bad for a 207th overall pick.