4:27 AM EDT, Sat June 23, 2018
Eyes On The Prize 8 hours ago
The Canadiens select Jesperi Kotkaniemi with third overall pick

The Canadiens select Jesperi Kotkaniemi with third overall pick

The Canadiens opted for the top player who projects to be a centreman with their lottery pick. The Montreal Canadiens have selected Jesperi Kotkaniemi at third overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The forward who played his draft season with Ässät of the Finnish league was projected to be one of a group of players ranked after the first two selections, and the top projected centre available in the draft. Kotkaniemi had 29 points (10 G, 19 A) in his draft season with the Liiga club. Image credit: EliteProspects We will have much more on this selection soon.
A Winning Habit 8 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens select Jesperi Kotkaniemi with No 3 pick at NHL Draft

The Montreal Canadiens take no one by surprise and provide some much-needed talent to their centre pool selecting Jesperi Kotkaniemi third overall. The pain of the 2017-18 season may have paid off for the Montreal Canadiens with this pick. When the team won the third Draft Lottery moving up from third...

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Eyes On The Prize 27 mins ago
Links: Meet the new kid

Links: Meet the new kid

Jesperi Kotkaniemi becomes the newest Hab, several teams have named new assistant coaches, Lars Eller takes the Cup to Denmark, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes As the Habs’ newest Finn, Jesperi Kotokaniemi hopes to follow in the footsteps of Saku Koivu. [NHL] Max Domi was quick to welcome his newest teammate. [Twitter] Kotkaniemi had a feeling that the Canadiens would call his name at the draft. [Yle.fi] (Finnish)] Jesperi has a message for Habs fans! [Twitter] Jesperi Kotkaniemi has a message for Habs fans. #NHLDraft #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/zWcbju3xkp— Canadiens...
Montreal Gazette 4 hours ago

Canadiens plug hole, selecting Finn Jesperi Kotkaniemi No. 3 overall at NHL draft

The Canadiens have selected Jesperi Kotkaniemi with their No. 3 overall pick at the National Hockey League entry draft in Dallas.
Montreal Gazette 5 hours ago

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Montreal drafted Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the third overall pick in the NHL entry draft on Friday, June 22, 2018.
Eyes On The Prize 5 hours ago
Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s selection might make the Habs’ 2018-19 season a write-off

Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s selection might make the Habs’ 2018-19 season a write-off

By choosing to play the long game, it could be a long season next year. In selecting Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the third overall selection of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens have declared their intention to fill the long-standing organizational deficit at the centre position. The selection of Kotkaniemi, a player who may eventually have a higher ceiling, but whose current level of ability is generally not regarded as the third-best in the draft, indicates that Bergevin has a multi-year plan in mind. Given that Kotkaniemi played this previous Liiga season at...
Montreal Gazette 6 hours ago

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Montreal Gazette 7 hours ago

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Montreal Gazette 7 hours ago

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Eyes On The Prize 7 hours ago
Getting to know third overall pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Getting to know third overall pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Here’s everything you need to know about the Habs’ newest prospect! With the third overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Montreal Canadiens selected Finnish forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Playing for Ässät in Liiga, the top Finnish league, the young forward compiled 10 goals and 19 assists in 57 games this past season. While playing in his home league, his point totals are comparable to recent top pick Jesse Puljujärvi, Sebastian Aho, and current Canadien Artturi Lehkonen. Image credit: EliteProspects While playing almost entirely as a winger in Liiga play,...
A Winning Habit 7 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens: Fans react to the Jesperi Kotkaniemi pick

The Montreal Canadiens decided to go for the centre at the 2018 NHL Draft and fans have had polarizing reactions to the selection. The second major milestone for the Montreal Canadiens has come and gone. The Habs were in an interesting spot at the NHL Draft. With Rasmus Dahlin and Andrei Svechnikov being no-brain picks for […] Montreal Canadiens: Fans react to the Jesperi Kotkaniemi pick - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Hockey Writers 8 hours ago

Canadiens Pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi #3 Overall

With the 3rd Pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Montreal Canadiens Have Selected Jesperi Kotkaniemi From Assat Pori in Liiga. About Jesperi Kotkaniemi Taken with the third-overall selection, Kotkaniemi found himself quickly climbing the draft rankings as 2018 NHL Entry Draft came to a close. With Filip Zadina almost going the distance as […] The post Canadiens Pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi #3 Overall appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca 8 hours ago
Canadiens select Jesperi Kotkaniemi No. 3 overall at NHL Draft

Canadiens select Jesperi Kotkaniemi No. 3 overall at NHL Draft

The Montreal Canadiens have selected Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the No. 3 overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft. The post Senators select Brady Tkachuk No. 4 overall at NHL Draft appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Eyes On The Prize 11 hours ago
LeBrun: Four teams have inquired about Max Pacioretty

LeBrun: Four teams have inquired about Max Pacioretty

Trade talk seems to have re-ignited around the Canadiens captain. With the NHL Draft just hours away, it appears that teams are taking another look at Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty. Four teams kicked tires on Max Pacioretty today. Doesn't mean he'll be dealt today necessarily but teams beginning to show their hand as first round approaches...— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 22, 2018 Pierre LeBruin plainly states that this interest doesn’t mean the winger will be dealt today, or even at all, but there are clearly teams who are looking to acquire the winger. As for...
Montreal Gazette 13 hours ago

Canadiens' Trevor Timmins says NHL Draft would make a good movie

A Q&A session with the Canadiens' assistant general manager ahead of Friday night's NHL Draft in Dallas with the Habs holding 10 picks.
Montreal Gazette 13 hours ago

A lot of intrigue with Canadiens holding No. 3 pick at NHL Draft

"It’s a hefty price you pay to get that pick and we did our homework and we’re ready to go," general manager Marc Bergevin says.

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