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Montreal Canadiens - 9

June 23, 2013

Potential franchise players Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones were selected 1st and 2nd overall, respectively

Draft Day Trades
Tyler Toffoli (72 ovr SNP, 21 y/o, 4.5 Yellow), Andy Andreoff (65 ovr TWF, 22 y/o, 2.5 Yellow)
Griffin Reinhart (71 ovr TWD, 19 y/o, 4.5 Yellow), Marc Cantin (63 ovr TWD, 23 y/o, 2.5 Yellow)
Magnus Nygren (64 ovr TWD, 23 y/o, 3.0 Yellow), 2013 2nd (CGY), 2014 3rd (MTL), 2015 3rd (MTL), rights to Colby Armstrong (78 ovr GRN, 30 y/o, 3.5 White)
2013 1st (DAL)
Jason Chimera (78 ovr GRN, 34 y/o, 3.5 White), Jay Beagle (71 ovr GRN, 27 y/o, 3.0 White)
Morgan Ellis (61 ovr TWD, 21 y/o, 3.0 Yellow), rights to Michael Ryder (80 ovr SNP, 33 y/o, 4.0 White), 2014 4th (CBJ), 2014 4th (MTL)

Although the Canadiens made the most trades at 2, moving a combination of negotiation rights, picks, and prospects, the Los Angeles Kings and New York Islanders had the biggest deal. Top prospects Tyler Toffoli and Griffin Reinhart were exchanged, supposedly out of positional needs. Both youngsters project to be top-unit players, Toffoli eventually with John Tavares and Reinhart paired with Drew Doughty.

2013 NHL Entry Draft - Top 10 Selections
TeamPlayerPosTypeFormer LeagueFormer Team
Nathan MacKinnonCPLYQMJHLHalifax Mooseheads
Seth JonesDTWDWHLPortland Winterhawks
Aleksander BarkovCPLYSM-liigaTappara
Jonathan DrouinLWSNPQMJHLHalifax Mooseheads
Sean MonahanCTWFOHLOttawa 67's
Curtis LazarCPLYWHLEdmonton Oil Kings
Valeri NichushkinLWSNPKHLTraktor Chelyabinsk
Ryan PulockDOFDWHLBrandon Wheat Kings
Elias LindholmCPLYElitserienBrynas IF
Rasmus RistolainenDTWDSM-liigaHC TPS

The Colorado Avalanche surprised everyone who followed the NHL, selecting center Nathan MacKinnon over defenseman Seth Jones, who fell to the Oilers. Jonathan Drouin, long touted as the third overall pick, fell to the hometown Canadiens, as the Bruins selected hulking center Aleksander Barkov. Many teams in the top-10 addressed their needs, as Phoenix got a productive yet defensively responsible center, Toronto has a potential first line center, the Ducks pick up a sniper for the left side, and Tampa Bay selected a puck-moving partner for Victor Hedman.

2013 NHL Entry Draft - Montreal Canadiens Draft Selections
14thJonathan DrouinLWSNPCANHalifax Mooseheads
112thJosh MorrisseyDOFDCANPrince Albert Raiders
116thAnthony ManthaRWPWFCANVal d'Or Foreurs
124thAdam ErneRWTWFUSAQuebec Remparts
242ndWilliam CarrierLWTWFCANCape Breton Screaming Eagles
365thValentin ZykovRWPWFRUSBaie-Comeau Drakkar
384thJordan SubbanDOFDCANBelleville Bulls
495thKurt EtchegaryCTGHCANQuebec Remparts
4110thKen ApplebyGHYBCANOshawa Generals
5144thMichael CatenacciCPLYCANKitchener Rangers
6174thAllain SaulnierRWSNPCANMoncton Wildcats
7204thAlex SaulnierCPLYCANMoncton Wildcats

We're very happy with who we drafted this year, gaining both quality and quantity at the same time. We came in with a plan, and got who we wanted to.
Our gamble paid off, in acquiring picks during the season. We were also pleased to draft some prospects that were projected to go higher.
- GM Marc Bergevin
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