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The Montreal Canadiens Select Logan Sawyer 78th Overall

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The Montreal Canadiens have made their fourth pick of the 2024 NHL Entry Draft, selecting Logan Sawyer with the 78th overall pick.

Sawyer is a 6’1 winger that last played with the Brooks Bandits in the BCHL, where he scored nine goals and 10 assists in 20 games. He also contributed seven goals and eight assists in 12 playoff games. He has committed to Providence next season, which should give Canadiens fans plenty of opportunities to watch him ply his trade at the NCAA level.

The name of the game for Sawyer is work ethic. His high work rate leads to wins in most puck battles, a significant boon for his team.


Montreal Canadiens Draft Pick Information And Pre-Draft Trades

The Montreal Canadiens owned 10 draft picks heading into the 2024 NHL Draft: 5th Overall, 21st overall (via Los Angeles), 70th overall, 78th overall (via Minnesota), 102nd overall, 130th overall (via San Jose), 134th overall, 166th overall, 210th overall (via Washington) and 224th overall (via Edmonton).

Prior to the draft the team owned 12 picks, but they swung a pre-draft trade with the Los Angeles Kings to improve their draft position. Montreal exchanged the 26th overall pick (via Winnipeg), the 57th overall pick (via Colorado) and the 198th overall pick for the 21st overall pick. Seeing as the Habs already own an impressive prospect pool, as well as plenty of draft capital, it’s the type of trade that fans were hoping to see prior to the draft taking place. Simply put, it’s a matter of quality over quantity for the Canadiens, both for picks and prospects.

The team used the fifth overall pick to select a very talented forward, Ivan Demidov., considered the second-best talent available in 2024. He immediately becomes the most talented and most important player in their prospect pool, which is important seeing as the Canadiens already own one of the best prospect pools in the NHL.

They followed it up by selecting USHL standout Michael Hage, a well-rounded forward that should bring depth, intelligence, and speed to their transition game.

Any way you cut it, the Habs enjoyed a rather successful first round at the 2024 NHL Entry Draft.

If you would like to learn more about the state of the Montreal Canadiens rebuild we invite you to take a look at our ‘State Of The Rebuild‘ series which was published following the conclusion of the 2023-24 season.

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Tyrone

Hopefully his walk-up song was Tom Sawyer by Rush. Freakin’ love that ditty.

Dana

A modern day warrior
Mean, mean stride
Today’s Tom Sawyer
Mean, mean pride

Great song, my favourite of theirs but based on those lyrics, he needs to change his name to Xhekaj

Tyrone

🤘😁

Greg

I like that Hughes is taking grit as well as skill up front.