Habs looking to trade up from 26th pick

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The closer we get to the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the more we’re hearing of teams wanting a piece of the action.

On Thursday, another club threw its hat into the ring as Montreal GM Marc Bergevin said he’s looking to trade up from the No. 26 spot, per TVA.

Bergevin does have a history of being busy on draft day. In 2012 — his first draft as Habs GM — he took Alex Galchenyuk with the third overall selection and had three more picks in the top 65, thanks to a myriad of trades made before he came on board.

Last year, Bergevin had four picks in the top 55 and used his first-round selection to take OHL London forward Mike McCarron.

The Habs don’t have much in the way of high-end selections this year. Their second rounder, 57th overall, went to the Islanders as part of the Thomas Vanek deal; with that pick gone, Montreal currently has a 61-spot gap between its first and third-round picks.