Kent Hughes is keeping his options open as he prepares for his first draft as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens.

The Canadiens, who are hosting the event, have 14 picks in this year's draft, including at least two in the opening four rounds. The glut of selections gives Hughes the opportunity to package assets to move up or down the draft board.

"It's possible we'll trade up, it's possible we'll trade out. All possibilities are open," Hughes said Monday, according to Sportsnet's Eric Engels.