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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Cole Eiserman, LW/USDP

Cole Eiserman could be the wild card in this draft class, and while he shouldn’t free fall, this is a player who could go as early as fourth or as late as the middle of the first. If the latter occurs, the general manager wise enough to scoop him up just got himself a steal. 

Eiserman’s 52 goals scored and 80 points with the USDP last year should be enough to intrigue any fanbase, and like Cayden Lindstrom, he also has great size, but keep in mind that he won’t even turn 18 until August 29th. At the time of this writing, anyway, Eiserman stands at 6’0 and is currently 196 lbs, and there is still quite a bit of time for him to further grow into his frame. 

The one downside is, even if Eiserman goes to the Canadiens at their projected fifth-overall pick (pre-lottery), he won’t be in the system anytime soon. Eiserman will instead join Boston University and attempt to pick up where Macklin Celebrini has left off. 

And if he’s there for a while, Habs fans will have a fun time watching him dominate the college landscape, while Terriers fans might just have another Hobey Baker winner to cheer for.