A closer look at the nine players selected by Canadiens at NHL Draft

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Four of them were selected from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, including second-round pick Riley Kidney of Acadie-Bathurst Titan.

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Stu Cowan  •  Montreal Gazette

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Jul 24, 2021  •  30 minutes ago  •  6 minute read  •  Join the conversation

The Montreal Canadiens selected Logan Mailloux as the 31st overall pick in the first round of the NHL Draft on Friday night. Photo by Bruce Bennett /Getty Images Article content

The Canadiens ended up selecting nine players at the NHL Draft, which wrapped up on Saturday.

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The Canadiens had 11 picks heading into the draft, including one in the first round, two in the second and third rounds, three in the fourth round and one if the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds.

After selecting London Knights defenceman Logan Mailloux in the first round (31st overall) Friday night, Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin ended up trading one of the two third-round picks (76th overall) to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday in exchange for a third-round pick in 2022. Bergevin also traded two of his fourth-round picks. He dealt the 126th overall pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2022 and traded the 127th overall pick to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a…

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