Trevor Timmins' Work as the Canadiens' Head Scout

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Trevor Timmins' Work as the Canadiens' Head Scout
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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:

1 10 Mtl. Canadiens Andrei Kostitsyn R CSKA Moscow [Russia] 186 52 56 108
2 40 Mtl. Canadiens Cory Urquhart C Montreal Rocket [QMJHL]
2 61 Mtl. Canadiens Maxim Lapierre C Montreal Rocket [QMJHL] 179 28 30 58
3 79 Mtl. Canadiens Ryan O'Byrne D Nanaimo Clippers [BCHL] 70 1 11 12
9 271 Mtl. Canadiens Jaroslav Halak G Bratislava Jrs. (Slovakia) 56 0 1 1

 

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:

1 18 Mtl. Canadiens Kyle Chipchura C Prince Albert Raiders [WHL] 49 4 10 14
3 84 Mtl. Canadiens Alexei Yemelin D Samara (Russia)      
5 150 Mtl. Canadiens Mikhail Grabovski C Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik [Russia] 105 23 34 57  
8 246 Mtl. Canadiens Greg Stewart L Peterborough Petes [OHL] 21 0 1 1  
9 262 Mtl. Canadiens Mark Streit D Zurich [Swiss-A] 279 41 124 165  

 

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:

1 5 Mtl. Canadiens Carey Price G Tri-City Americans [WHL] 93 0 3 3
2 45 Mtl. Canadiens Guillaume Latendresse R Drummondville Voltigeurs [QMJHL] 209 46 36 82
6 190 Mtl. Canadiens Matt D'Agostini R Guelph Storm [OHL] 54 12 9 21
7 200 Mtl. Canadiens Sergei Kostitsyn R Gomel (Belarus) 108 17 33 50

 

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:

1 20 Mtl. Canadiens David Fischer D Apple Valley H.S. (Minn)
2 49 Mtl. Canadiens Ben Maxwell C Kootenay Ice [WHL] 7 0 0 0
2 53 Mtl. Canadiens Mathieu Carle D Acadie-Bathurst Titan [QMJHL]
3 66 Mtl. Canadiens Ryan White C Calgary Hitmen [WHL]
5 139 Mtl. Canadiens Pavel Valentenko D Nizhnekamsk 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:

1 12 Mtl. Canadiens Ryan McDonagh D Cretin Derham Hall H.S. (Minn.)
1 22 Mtl. Canadiens Max Pacioretty L Sioux City Musketeers [USHL] 34 3 8 11
2 43 Mtl. Canadiens P.K. Subban D Belleville Bulls [OHL]
3 65 Mtl. Canadiens Olivier Fortier C Rimouski Oceanic [QMJHL]

 

3 73 Mtl. Canadiens Yannick Weber D Kitchener Rangers [OHL] 3 0 1 1

 

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?

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