A look at the QMJHL players selected in the 2018 NHL Draft

Aaron Bell


Many players lived a childhood dream this past weekend when they heard their name called during the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

This year, it’s 23 QMJHL players who took one step closer to the NHL, which is a little over 10% of all players selected at the draft. In total, 11 forwards, seven defencemen and five goaltenders found takers.

Last season, it was a total of 14 players who were selected from the Q, including two in the first round, in comparison to the four this year.

Here’s a list of the players drafted in 2018, along with their selection round and rank, as well as their NHL and QMJHL teams:


1 6 Detroit Zadina, Filip Halifax
1 12 NY Islanders Dobson, Noah Acadie-Bathurst
1 27 Chicago Beaudin, Nicolas Drummondville
1 30 Detroit Veleno, Joseph Drummondville
2 36 Detroit McIsaac, Jared Halifax
2 54 Anaheim Groulx, Benoit-Olivier Halifax
2 59 Tampa Bay Fortier, Gabriel Baie-Comeau
2 62 Edmonton Rodrigue, Olivier Drummondville
3 86 Minnesota Khovanov, Alexander Moncton
4 96 Caroline Henman, Luke Blainville-Boisbriand
4 110 New Jersey Bernard, Xavier Drummondville
4 120 Chicago Kurashev, Philipp Québec
5 133 Montréal Houde, Samuel Chicoutimi
6 157 Ottawa Mandolese, Kevin Cape Breton
6 162 Chicago Gravel, Alexis Halifax
6 169 St-Louis Laferrière, Mathias Cape Breton
6 176 San Jose Emond, Zachary Rouyn-Noranda
6 178 Anaheim Drew, Hunter Charlottetown
6 179 Minnesota Boudrias, Shawn Gatineau
6 185 Las Vegas Bouchard, Xavier Baie-Comeau
7 198 Calgary Zavgorodniy, Dmitry Rimouski
7 206 Tampa Bay Salda, Radim Rimouski
7 209 Toronto Bouthillier, Zachary Chicoutimi
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