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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Cameron Hillis
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Round 3

66th Overall - Cameron Hillis

Hillis signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Canadiens on May 13, 2020. He played in the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season with Laval, recording one goal in 18 games. Hillis played one game with the Canadiens in 2021-22, the only one of his career. He has split time between the AHL and ECHL since then, and the Canadiens traded him to the Blackhawks for Nicolas Beaudin at the beginning of the 2022-23 season.

71st Overall - Jordan Harris

There were concerns that Harris wouldn't sign with the Canadiens out of college, but he ended up joining the Canadiens on a two-year entry-level deal after the 2021-22 season. He played ten games with the Canadiens and scored his first NHL goal in the final matchup with the Panthers.

Harris has been a full-time member of the Canadiens ever since, with eight goals and 24 assists in 131 games.

Round 4

97th Overall - Allan McShane

McShane's career has been an up-and-down ride since being drafted in 2018. He went to Slovakia during the 2020-21 season and has been in Europe ever since. He went to the Allsvenskan in 2021-22, then Italy from 2022 to 2024, but joined the Swiss League to end last season. He is signed with EHC Winterthur in Switzerland for 2024-25.

123rd Overall - Jack Gorniak

The Canadiens relinquished the rights to Gorniak last season after leaving the University of Wisconsin. Gorniak spent five seasons at Wisconsin but didn't perform well enough for the Canadiens to use a contract slot on him. He signed with Fort Wayne for the 2023-24 season, recording 25 points in 65 games.