Montreal Canadiens 2021 Draft Class: Where are they now?

The 2021 draft started with some controversy, but Marc Bergevin managed to find some diamonds in the rough in his last draft as general manager of the Canadiens.
Montreal Canadiens fifth-rounder Joshua Roy
Montreal Canadiens fifth-rounder Joshua Roy / Minas Panagiotakis/GettyImages
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Round 1

Logan Mailloux
Logan Mailloux NHL debut / Minas Panagiotakis/GettyImages

31st Overall - Logan Mailloux

Mailloux renounced himself from the draft, stating that he didn't want to be drafted and wanted to focus on his reconciliation and growth after an incident in Sweden. Mailloux received a fine for secretly taking photos of a young woman while engaging in sexual acts.

The Canadiens decision to draft Mailloux was controversial, leading to the Habs' announcement that Mailloux wouldn't be invited to rookie or training camp. The Habs signed Mailloux to a three-year, entry-level contract before the 2022-23 season, with the owner Geoff Molson citing that Mailloux was a "good kid who made a big mistake and we're going to help him along and we'll see how it all turns out."

The NHL declared Mailloux eligible to play before the 2023-24 season, but Mailloux started the year in Laval. He made the AHL All-Star Classic and finished the season with 14 goals and 33 assists in his rookie year. The Canadiens recalled Mailloux before the season's final game, as he registered an assist in his debut against the Detroit Red Wings.