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Canadiens Wrap-Up: Habs Draft Targets, Options For Florida’s Pick



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MONTREAL — There’s never a dull moment when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens, but many fans lead a very busy life, meaning it’s not always possible to keep up to date with every news story.

Every Sunday we will recap the most exciting and relevant NHL news stories that you may have missed throughout the week.


  • The Canadiens went into the NHL Draft Lottery hoping to get lucky yet again this spring, looking to be the first team to win consecutive lotteries since the New York Rangers. [Canadiens Draft Lottery]
  • Florida’s 1st-round pick going from 17th to 29th may incentivize the #GoHabsGo to be even more aggressive leading up to the 2023 NHL Draft. [Canadiens Trading Florida’s Pick]
  • Three Montreal Canadiens prospects remain in the CHL playoffs and are coming up clutch for their respective clubs. [Canadiens Prospects]
  • With the NHL’s Draft Lottery now in the books, Montreal Canadiens now know when their first-round pick take place at the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. [NHL Draft Lottery]


  • The Montreal Canadiens came out of the NHL Draft Lottery with the 5th overall pick, giving them the opportunity to select some very interesting players. [Canadiens Draft Targets]
  • The Canadiens got some much-needed clarity on their 2023 NHL Draft status, but the rank of some draft picks is still yet to be determined.[Canadiens Draft Picks]
  • The Habs walked out of the NHL Draft Lottery with the 5th overall pick, but it was very close to going another way. [NHL Draft Lottery]


  • The Montreal Canadiens could have the opportunity to draft the very talented Matvei Michkov, but concerns over his future are already sparking trade speculation. [Michkov Speculation]
  • Owen Beck and the Peterborough Petes will face Logan Mailloux and the London Knights in the OHL Championship. [Canadiens Prospects Approaching Memorial Cup Berth]
  • Take a closer look at where talented Habs prospects Joshua Roy and Riley Kidney may end up playing during the 2023-24 season. [Prospect Projections]


  • The Montreal Canadiens will have a few options leading up to the 2023 NHL Draft, and it appears that trading up could be high on their wishlist. [Canadiens Looking To Trade Up At 2023 NHL Draft]
  • The Habs head into the 2023 NHL Draft with some major holes to fill, as they look to move their rebuild along.[Canadiens Organizational Needs]
  • We often hear the term ‘win-win’ in the NHL, but very few trades end up working out for both teams involved. However, a quick look at Kulak’s great numbers in Edmonton confirms one thing: it was truly a win-win trade for the Habs and the Oilers. [Lane Hutson]


  • The Montreal Canadiens’ ECHL affiliate, the Trois-Rivieres Lions, received a formal notice from the city regarding an outstanding debt owed for operating costs at the Colisée Vidéotron. [Canadiens ECHL Affiliate Receives Debt Notice]
  • In the latest Habs Mailbag, we discuss the 2023 Draft (at length), free agents, Kraft Dinner, prospects, and much more. [Canadiens Mailbag]
  • A look back at the trade that sent Evgenii Dadonov to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Denis Gurianov, a deal that worked out perfectly for the Stars. [Canadiens Trade Review: Dadonov/Gurianov]


  • The Florida Panthers’ 1st-round pick will be between 29th and 32nd overall, which could prompt the  Canadiens to get creative. [Canadiens Could Get Creative With Florida’s 1st-round pick]
  • The Canadiens have been hard at work preparing for the 2023 NHL Draft, and they’re starting to round out their draft lists and some players are distancing themselves from the pack.[Canadiens Narrowing Down Draft Targets]
  • Canadiens prospects Logan Mailloux and Owen Beck are putting on a show in the OHL Championship, with one of them assured a spot in this year’s Memorial Cup. [Canadiens Prospects]

Year To Date

If you’d like to go back and comb over some of the biggest news so far this season, here’s a list of each weekly wrap-up this year:

May 7th – 2023 Draft Rankings, Habs Trade Targets

April 30th – Dubois Trade Talk, Top Prospect Highlights

April 23 – Habs Trade Options, Draft Lottery Pick

April 16th – Lottery Odds, Gurianov, Summer Moves

April 9th – First-Round Picks, Lottery Odds, Carey Price

April 2nd – Pezzetta’s Celly, Habs Prospects Turn Pro

March 26th – Habs Up Draft Lottery Odds, Farrell Watch

Mar 19th – Habs Youth Movement, NHL Draft Lottery

Mar 12th – Habs Prospect Rankings, 2023 NHL Draft

Mar 6th – Habs Trade Analysis, NHL Draft Lottery

Feb 26th – Habs Trade Proposals, NHL Trade Rumours

Feb 19th – Habs Trade Outlook, 2023 Draft Targets

Feb 12th – Habs Likely Trade Chips, Prospects Thriving

Feb 5th – Habs To-Do List, NHL Trade Rumours

Jan 29th – Habs Prospects Take Over, NHL Trade Talk

Jan 22nd – 2023 Draft Plans, NHL Trade Chatter

Jan 15th – Trade Deadline Targets, NHL Trade Rumours

Jan 8th – 2023 Draft Odds, Habs Prospects Traded

Jan 1st – Big 2023 Draft Lottery Odds, 2019 Re-Draft

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