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Major acquisition for the Montreal Canadiens: Finally, a late first-round pick that pays off with Logan Mailloux

Published January 29, 2024 at 8:00 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

It's a choice that has long been controversial, and it will likely resurface when he reaches the NHL. Logan Mailloux had requested not to be drafted due to his past actions, but Marc Bergevin still decided to pick him.

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At 20 years old, it's his first year in the pros, and he's making sure it's the only one in the American Hockey League (AHL). He is currently on a streak of seven consecutive games with at least one point, equaling a record held by P.K. Subban.

In 40 games, he has 28 points. Remember, he's a 20-year-old defenseman in his first year. That's extraordinary.


For comparison, Shane Wright, who tasted the NHL and AHL last year and is a 4th overall pick, has 30 points in 40 games as a 20-year-old forward.

It's certain that Mailloux would have been picked much earlier than the 31st if he hadn't asked teams not to select him. The Canadiens broke an unwritten rule by choosing him at 31.

However, it remains a steal for the organization. My prediction: Mailloux will be with the Canadiens next year and will become a star in the NHL within five years.

When you think about late first-round picks like Ryan Poehling, Nikita Scherbak, Michael McCarron, and many others, it's refreshing to finally see one who is performing well.

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Major acquisition for the Montreal Canadiens: Finally, a late first-round pick that pays off with Logan Mailloux

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