Montreal Canadiens 2019 Draft Class: Habs Select Their Sniper of the Future At 15

Cole Caufield was the Canadiens' first-round draft pick, but they also found some hidden gems in the later rounds.
2019 NHL Draft - Portraits
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Jacob LeGuerrier
Montreal Canadiens fifth rounder Jacob Leguerrier / Dennis Pajot/GettyImages

126th Overall - Jacob Leguerrier

The Habs relinquished the rights to Leguerrier after the 2020-21 season, and it seems like his hockey career is nearing an end. He played four games in Laval in 2020-21 due to the canceled OHL season from the pandemic but never established a role on the blue line. He is now with the University of Ottawa in USports but doesn't seem to play many games there either. Conflicting reports have him either playing no games or just two games over the last two seasons.

131st Overall - Rhett Pitlick

Pitlick played two seasons in the USHL after the Habs drafted him, but he didn't impress many people. However, he's been excelling at the University of Minnesota over the last two seasons, recording 36 points in 39 games in 2023-24. The Canadiens still own his rights and could bring him in for more scoring depth after his senior season.

138th Overall - Frederik Dichow

Dichow has split his time between Denmark and Sweden since getting drafted, but his performance there wasn't good enough for the Habs to keep him, as they relinquished his rights after the 2023 season. He is now with HV71 in the Swedish Elite League after falling out of favor with Frolunda last season.