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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Round 5

128th Overall - Cole Fonstad

Fonstad tried to carve out a career in the AHL with the Cleveland Monsters but couldn't make his way to the NHL. Fonstad joined the Straubing Tigers in the DEL for the 2023-24 season, recording 22 points in 45 games.

133rd Overall - Samuel Houde

Houde didn't sign with the Canadiens after his QMJHL career ended. He signed with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, splitting time between Wilkes-Barre and Wheeling in the ECHL. He has been in the AHL over the last two seasons, recording 32 points in 77 games.

Round 7

190th Overall - Brett Stapley

Stapley joined the Trois-Rivieres Lions after his NCAA career ended, registering 52 points in 57 games. He moved to the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL in 2023-24, averaging over a point per game, which led him to a contract in Slovakia with HC Dukla Trencin in 2024-25.