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 4

Joshua Roy
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113th Overall - William Trudeau

Trudeau is coming off his second season in the AHL. The offensive defenseman registered 27 points in 60 games in his first season, but the emergence of Mailloux hindered his opportunity this past season, as he regressed to 24 points in 70 games. The Canadiens have a long list of defensive prospects, and Trudeau faces an uphill battle to get NHL time in this organization.

Round 5

142nd Overall - Daniil Sobolev

Sobolev played his final season in the OHL in 2023-24. The defensive defenseman has a long way to go to make the NHL, as he returned to Russia for next season. Sobolev will start in the VHL with Kostenko's old team Khimik, and will likely spend the rest of his career in the Russian system.

150th Overall - Joshua Roy

The steal of the draft for the Canadiens and possibly one of the best steals overall when it's all said and done. Roy became a force in the QMJHL after getting drafted in 2021, recording 119 points in 66 games the following season. He followed that by recording 19 points in 14 games for Canada at the World Juniors, winning back-to-back gold medals. Roy performed well this year in his first AHL season with 32 points in 41 games, then tallied nine points in 23 games at the NHL level. Expect Roy to become a full-time Hab for the 2024-25 season. He comes in at No. 8 on Tyler Major-Mcnicol's list of the top U24 Habs players.