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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The first round of the 2018 NHL Draft is in the books. And goodness it was weird. It usually is. By the time the dust settled late Friday night, several good players left American Airlines Center not hearing their name called. Among those who are available Saturday morning: Akil Thomas, Serron Noel, Bode Wilde and
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By Brandon Share-Cohen June 22nd, 2018 The 2018 NHL Draft is finally here. With a busy day already underway, it’s only right that we provide you with a single place to keep updated on all of the picks that take place on Friday night. The list will also include links attached to each drafted players’
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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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The 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft approaches. As fans, insiders, writers and “trusted hockey men” alike are painstakingly poring over spreadsheets and draft profiles, it’s worth taking a look at how each and every NHL franchise has fared in recent years when it comes to the draft. one trusted hockey man is not enough i
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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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As the Detroit Red Wings make the final tweaks to their draft board, several years’ worth of scouting and strategizing will all be condensed down into a list of about 30-40 names. All of those road trips, cross-country flights, and time away from family will culminate with two action-packed nights that will determine the organization’s
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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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Seth Barton 2017-18 Team: Trail Smoke Eaters (#27)Date of Birth: August 18, 1999Place of Birth: Kelowna, British ColumbiaHt: 6’2″ Wt: 174 lbsShoots: RightPosition: DefensemanNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 second-year eligible Rankings The junior-A level of ice hockey has become a consistent provider of talented players over the last decade of National Hockey League drafts. However,  the
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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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K’Andre Miller 2016-17 Team: U.S. National U18 Team (#19)Date of Birth: January 21, 2000Place of Birth: Minnetonka, MinnesotaHt: 6’4” Wt: 205 lbs.Position: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 23rd (among NA Skaters) Future Considerations: 20th HockeyProspect.com: 16th McKeen’s Hockey: 17th ISS: 30th Bob McKenzie: 33rd Craig Button: 56th Forward-turned-defenceman, K’Andre Miller
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