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Montreal Canadiens: Alexander Gordin Off To Torrid Start in Russia

SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 06: Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The Montreal Canadiens took a skilled Russian late in the draft. He’s lighting up the MHL.

The Montreal Canadiens have done very well with late picks in recent NHL Drafts.

Jake Evans was a 7th round pick and the team plans on using him regularly this season. Cayden Primeau was a 7th round pick and he is one of the best goaltending prospects in the world. Brett Stapley was a 7th round pick in 2018 and he appears to be following closely in Evans’ footsteps with a terrific college career thus far.