The Canadiens robned the Philadelphia Flyers three years in a row for impact players, including Rafaël Harvey-Pinard
BY MARCO AUGUST 25, 2023 (1:21 PM)
It's not Caufield we're talking about here, however, but two other players from the organization drafted in the 7th round. In 2017, the CH traded its 2018 7th-round pick for the Flyers' 2017 pick and drafted Cayden Primeau.
They did the same the following year, trading their 2019 7th-round pick for their 2018 former to select Brett Stapley.
They did it again in 2019, trading their 2020 7th-round pick to the same Flyers for their former 2019 7th-round pick. They then selected Rafaël Harvey-Pinard.
In other words, for three consecutive years, the Habs drafted Cayden Primeau, Brett Stapley and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard in the 7th round, when the Flyers could have gotten their hands on all three players. The Flyers' lack of vision worked in the Habs' favor, as RHP is a real steal and Cayden Primeau has been a great asset to the Laval Rocket.