Montreal Canadiens 2018 Draft Class: Depth Players Highlight Big Group of Prospects

Jordan Harris and Jesse Ylonen remain in the Habs' lineup while other players have parted ways.
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It's officially draft month! For June, we will look back at some of the draft classes to see how the Habs front offices of the past did with their selections. It's too early to examine some of Kent Hughes' first few draft classes. The 2018 class will be the subject of our fourth look at the history.

The 2018 NHL Entry Draft was held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Montreal Canadiens had the third-overall draft pick, missing out on Rasmus Dahlin and Andrei Svechnikov but picking Jesperi Kotkaniemi. The players that Habs fans most worry about are the ones after Kotkaniemi, which include Brady Tkachuk, Quinn Hughes, and Evan Bouchard.

The 2018 draft class is interesting, as most of these players were affected by the 2020 pandemic since turning pro during the COVID-shortened seasons.