SenShot NHL Mock Draft Pick #25 – Montreal Canadiens


Up next with the 25th pick is a team that had a dramatic turnaround from last year, but obviously still has some holes to fill in their lineup.


May 9, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien during the first period against Ottawa Senators in game five of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

TEAM STRENGTHS:  Goaltending, top end defensemen

TEAM WEAKNESSES: size up front, depth on the blue line


UNDER CONSIDERATION:  Josh Morrisey, Andre Burakovsky, Laurent Dauphin, Valentin Zykov, Morgan Klimchuk

FANSIDED MOCK DRAFT PICK:  A Winning Habit selected Samuel Morin

SENSHOT’S CHOICE:   Valentin Zykov from Baie Comeau of the QMJHL.  Since no forward on the board really has great size to go with skill, the Habs would be best off drafting one of the more skilled forwards on the draft. Zykov was the CHL rookie of the year in putting up 40 goals and 75  points in the Q, to go with a +29 rating.

SENSHOT’S MOCK DRAFT TO DATE (click on team to view the selection):

1COLORADOSeth Jones, Portland (WHL)
2FLORIDAJonathan Drouin, Halifax (QMJHL)
3TAMPANathan MacKinnon, Halifax (QMJHL)
4NASHVILLEValeri Nichushkin, Chelijabinsk 2 (KHL)
5CAROLINADarnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
6CALGARYSean Monahan, Ottawa (OHL)
7EDMONTONNikita Zadorov, London (OHL)
8BUFFALOMax Domi, London (OHL)
9NEW JERSEYAlexsander Barkov, Tappera (FIN)
10DALLASHunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat (WHL)
11PHILADELPHIAZachary Furcale, Halifax (QMJHL)
12PHOENIXAnthony Mantha, Val D’Or (QMJHL)
13WINNIPEGElias Lindholm, Brynas (SEL)
14COLUMBUSBo Horvat, London (OHL)
15NYIAdam Erne, Quebec (QMJHL)
16BUFFALOFrederik Gauthier, Rimouski (QMJHL)
17OTTAWARobert Hagg, Modo (SEL)
18DETROITAlexander Wennburg, Djurgardens (SEL)
19COLUMBUSSamuel Morin, Rimouski (QMJHL)
20SAN JOSEKerby Rychel, Windsor (OHL)
21TORONTORasmus Ristolainen, Turko (FIN)
22CALGARYNicolas Petan, Portland (WHL)
23WASHINGTONRyan Pulock, Brandon (WHL)
24VANCOUVERRyan Hartman, Plymouth (OHL)
25MONTREALValentin Zykov, Baie Comeau (QMJHL)