2018 NHL Draft

College hockey players and commits made up for 67 of the 217 picks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Seven of them were selected in the first round, including both Brady Tkachuk and Quinn Hughes who found their new homes within the first ten picks. The NCAA has made an ever-increasing impact on the NHL as 32%
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Entering the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Buffalo Sabres’ biggest needs were scoring wingers and goaltending. They left with five defensemen and one center. It’s not cause for alarm, but many are second-guessing general manager Jason Botterill’s master plan. Don’t. At least not yet. There’s no need to get antsy. Let’s not forget, the Sabres
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After not having a first-round pick and making just five selections overall in last year’s NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks got to be a bit more active in 2018. The club made seven selections, including four in the first three rounds. Round 1 – Isac Lundestrom, C, Luleå HF (SHL) With the 23rd overall
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With the 3rd Pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Montreal Canadiens Have Selected Jesperi Kotkaniemi From Assat Pori in Liiga. About Jesperi Kotkaniemi Taken with the third-overall selection, Kotkaniemi found himself quickly climbing the draft rankings as 2018 NHL Entry Draft came to a close. With Filip Zadina almost going the distance as
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If the right player is available, Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli is willing to deal the club’s first-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft. Chiarelli addressed the media ahead of the draft festivities in Dallas and admitted the club has had some discussions around trading the pick. The ask in return is an NHL-caliber
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Vitali Kravtsov 2017-18 Team: Traktor Chelyabinsk (#74)Date of Birth: December 23, 1999Place of Birth: Vladivostok, RussiaHt: 6’4″ Wt: 183 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: Right WingNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Things go in cycles in the National Hockey League, and particularly in drafting and development. In the past, there’s been a lot of chatter about the
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A year ago, the Calgary Flames made a big splash at the NHL Draft in Chicago. Not only did Brad Treliving’s crew land highly-touted Finnish defender Juuso Valimaki in the first round, but they stole the show on the second day with a blockbuster trade for blueliner Travis Hamonic – continuing a trend of being
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Welcome to our mock draft. This season, we brought some of our best writers together and completed a full, two-round, 62-pick mock draft. It’s going to be so great that we’ll get every pick right without exception. Now if you believe that, it might be time to get your head examined. Mocks never go the
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Jake Wise 2017-18 Team: U.S National U18 Team (#12)Date of Birth: February 28, 2000Place of Birth: North Andover, MAHt: 5’10” Wt: 190 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Down 3-0 early to Team Russia at the Five Nations tournament, Team USA needed a spark. Thanks to a strong push, the Americans were
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By Mark Scheig June 2nd, 2018 The 2018 NHL Combine has come and gone. In the end, 101 of the top prospects completed their fitness testing on Combine Saturday. Before that, they got weighed and measured. The Hockey Writers was there from the crack of dawn until the last prospect checked in. We got your
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Jack McBain 2017-18 Team: Toronto Jr. Canadiens (#19)Date of Birth: January 6, 2000Place of Birth: Toronto, ONHt: 6’3” Wt: 196 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings The Barrie Colts took a gamble in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. They owned two first-round picks. This would have been a perfect opportunity to make
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