Top 5 forward prospects for Canadiens fans to know about in the 2024 NHL Draft

The 2024 NHL Draft will be rich with talent at forward, so who are the top five names that Canadiens fans must know about?
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As they are still rebuilding, Montreal Canadiens fans are probably looking more toward the 2024 NHL Draft than the NHL Playoffs at this point. Not that the playoffs haven’t been interesting, and they have given us quite a fair share of fun games already, but following the top draft prospects should be Priority No. 1 at the moment. 

Today, we’re talking about quite a few forwards you must know about before the draft festivities begin this summer. With that said, there are a couple of players in this slideshow who aren’t featured. For example, Ivan Demidov has already been written about, so there is no need to dive deeper into the incredible season he had. 

Further, just about every NHL fan knows about Macklin Celebrini, who will find himself playing for the team that wins the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery. If that’s the Canadiens, then great, since he will provide yet another young cornerstone to an organization that already has a few of them.

Canadiens fans must get to know a few forward prospects in 2024 NHL Draft 

Tij Iginla is another name not mentioned in the following slides since there is an incredible piece on him as well, so we’re going only with fresh names for this one. The players listed will also only be high-end prospects since there will be plenty of time to cover more mid-tier forwards and even those who might be potential draft day steals in the later rounds. 

These may be names you’re already familiar with, but it’s always good to take a deeper dive into their overall productivity and predict where they would serve the Canadiens this season and in the years following the draft - most prospects drafted won’t see NHL ice immediately in a regular season game, but that doesn’t mean some aren’t at least close.