The Next Class
McDavid and Eichel on NHL's 2015 Futures List
With last month's draft in the books, the National Hockey League released its list of players to watch for 2015 and there are already a couple of well-known names in the mix. To no surprise, Erie Otters centre Connor McDavid and United States National Development Team centre Jack Eichel lead what could be the deepest draft class in over a decade. Full Story.(Photo: IIHF-HHOF/Images On Ice)
Head Of The Class
After much speculation, the Florida Panthers took defenceman Aaron Ekblad with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft. Among Canadian teams, the Edmonton Oilers selected centre Leon Draisaitl third, Calgary picked Sam Bennett fourth while the Canucks went with winger Jake Virtanen sixth and centre Jared McCann 24th. Toronto selected winger William Nylander eighth overall, the Jets took winger Nikolaj Ehlers ninth and Montreal went with Nikita Scherbak at No. 26. Rounds 2 through 7 continues on Saturday. Full Story.
Movers and Shakers
The second day of the 2014 NHL Draft is complete following seven rounds of picks and a flurry of trades. The Maple Leafs may not have had a pick until the third round, but they made the biggest move of the day, dealing defenceman Carl Gunnarsson and a fourth-round pick to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenceman Roman Polak. The Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets were all active in the trade market as well. Full Story.
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CHL Draft History
Before they became household names at the NHL Draft, check out where they were selected in junior hockey.
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