July 12th, 2024

Canadiens trade three draft picks to get 21st-overall selection from Kings


By The Canadian Press on June 28, 2024.

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired the 21st overall pick in Friday's NHL draft from the Los Angeles Kings. Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes speaks to the media during their end-of-season news conference in Brossard, Que., on Wednesday April 17, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christinne Muschi

LAS VEGAS – The Montreal Canadiens have acquired the 21st-overall pick in Friday’s NHL draft from the Los Angeles Kings.

Los Angeles gets the 26th-overall pick as well as picks in the second round (57th), and seventh round (198th).

The Canadiens had acquired the 26th pick from Winnipeg in the trade that sent forward Sean Monahan to the Jets.

The Canadiens have 10 picks remaining in the draft after the swap, including the fifth-overall selection.

Montreal was given the fifth-overall pick at the NHL draft lottery on May 7 after finishing the 2023-24 season with the fifth-worst record at 30-36-16.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 28, 2024.

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