Trevor Timmins' Work as the Canadiens' Head Scout

Fred PoulinCorrespondent IApril 21, 2009

OTTAWA, ONT - JULY 30:  Fifth overall draft pick Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens poses with team general manager Bob Gainey (L) and director of player personnel Trevor Timmins (R) after being selected during the 2005 National Hockey League Draft on July 30, 2005 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With the Montreal Canadiens' early playoffs elimination looming, it is time to have a look at the work of their head scout Trevor Timmins.

After working with the Ottawa Senators, Trevor Timmins was appointed to his position in 2002-2003. He participated in his first NHL draft with the Canadiens in 2003.

The Canadiens picked the following players:

110Mtl. CanadiensAndrei KostitsynRCSKA Moscow [Russia]1865256108
240Mtl. CanadiensCory UrquhartCMontreal Rocket [QMJHL]
261Mtl. CanadiensMaxim LapierreCMontreal Rocket [QMJHL]179283058
379Mtl. CanadiensRyan O'ByrneDNanaimo Clippers [BCHL]7011112
9271Mtl. CanadiensJaroslav HalakGBratislava Jrs. (Slovakia)56011


The Canadiens missed the following notable players:

First round:

Jeff Carter PHI

Mike Richards PHI

Dustin Brown LA

Brent Seabrook CHI

Zach Parise NJ

Ryan Getzlaf ANA

Brent Burns MIN

Corey Perry ANA


Second round:

Loui Eriksson DAL

Patrice Bergeron BOS

Shea Weber NAS

Patrick O'Sullivan EDM

David Backes STL


Fourth round and later:

Lee Stempniak TOR

Bruno Gervais NYI

Joe Pavelski SJ

Tobias Enstrom ATL


Then in 2004 Timmins drafted the following players:

118Mtl. CanadiensKyle ChipchuraCPrince Albert Raiders [WHL]4941014
384Mtl. CanadiensAlexei YemelinDSamara (Russia)   
5150Mtl. CanadiensMikhail GrabovskiCNizhnekamsk Neftekhimik [Russia]105233457 
8246Mtl. CanadiensGreg StewartLPeterborough Petes [OHL]21011 
9262Mtl. CanadiensMark StreitDZurich [Swiss-A]27941124165 


The Canadiens missed the following notable players:

First round:

Travis Zajac NJ

Wojtek Wolski COL

Andrej Meszaros TB

Mike Green WAS


Second round:

David Booth FLA

Brandon Dubinsky NYR

David Krejci BOS


Third round:

Alexander Edler VAN

Johan Franzen DET


Fourth round and later:

Tyler Kennedy PIT

Ryan Callahan NYR

Kris Versteeg CHI

Chris Campoli OTT


After that in 2005 Timmins drafted the following players:

15Mtl. CanadiensCarey PriceGTri-City Americans [WHL]93033
245Mtl. CanadiensGuillaume LatendresseRDrummondville Voltigeurs [QMJHL]209463682
6190Mtl. CanadiensMatt D'AgostiniRGuelph Storm [OHL]5412921
7200Mtl. CanadiensSergei KostitsynRGomel (Belarus)108173350


The Canadiens missed the following notable players:

First round:

Devin Setoguchi SJ

Anze Kopitar LA

Marc Staal NYR

TJ Oshie STL

Andrew Cogliano EDM


Second round:

Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJ

Paul Stastny COL

Mason Raymond VAN


Third round:

Kris Letang PIT


In 2006 Timmins selected the following players:

120Mtl. CanadiensDavid FischerDApple Valley H.S. (Minn)
249Mtl. CanadiensBen MaxwellCKootenay Ice [WHL]7000
253Mtl. CanadiensMathieu CarleDAcadie-Bathurst Titan [QMJHL]
366Mtl. CanadiensRyan WhiteCCalgary Hitmen [WHL]
5139Mtl. CanadiensPavel ValentenkoDNizhnekamsk Neftekhimik [Russia]


The Canadiens missed the following notable players:

First round:

Claude Giroux PHI

Simeon Varlamov WAS

Patrick Berglund STL

Nick Foligno OTT


Second round:

Nikolai Kulemin TOR

Milan Lucic BOS


Third round:

Steve Mason CBJ

Cal Clutterbuck MIN


In 2007 Timmins picked the following players:

112Mtl. CanadiensRyan McDonaghDCretin Derham Hall H.S. (Minn.)
122Mtl. CanadiensMax PaciorettyLSioux City Musketeers [USHL]343811
243Mtl. CanadiensP.K. SubbanDBelleville Bulls [OHL]
365Mtl. CanadiensOlivier FortierCRimouski Oceanic [QMJHL]


373Mtl. CanadiensYannick WeberDKitchener Rangers [OHL]3011


The Canadiens missed the following notable players:

David Perron STL

In 2008, the Canadiens didn't have any First round draft pick.

2005 was Timmins' best year as he drafted Price, Latendresse, D'Agostini and S. Kostitsyn. However, he didn't fare too well in the other years as of now. Kyle Chipchura, Andrei Kostitsyn, David Fisher, and Ryan McDonagh have all been major disappointments while players such as Zach Parise, Devin Setoguchi, and Jeff Carter all had breakout seasons in 2008-09.

What do you think of Timmins' work so far?