A Shocking Move At The Draft

How problematic is the Habs' selection of Mailloux?

After Logan Mailloux renounced himself from this year's NHL Draft, the Montreal Canadiens decided to draft him anyways. Sports journalist Shireen Ahmed joins SportsCentre to discuss how problematic this decision is by the Habs' organization.

Mailloux believes Canadiens can help make him a better person

Canadiens draft pick Logan Mailloux spoke with reporters Saturday, saying he "deeply regrets" taking a photo of himself and a young woman without consent then sharing that photo with his teammates.

Button on Habs drafting Mailloux: 'It's a callous disregard for the victim'

Earlier this week, Logan Mailloux had renounced himself from the draft after paying a fine for an offence of a sexual nature in Sweden last year. Despite the circumstances, Montreal opted to draft him with the 31st pick in the first round. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button weighed in on the surprise selection.

Canadiens make controversial selection, take Mailloux with 31st pick

The Montreal Canadiens made a controversial pick at the NHL entry draft Friday, selecting defenceman Logan Mailloux with the No. 31 pick.

Canadiens select Mailloux with 31st pick in controversial decision

The Canadiens selected Logan Mailloux with the 31st overall pick in the NHL Draft, even though the London Knights defenceman had renounced himself from the draft earlier this week. Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin spoke about the decision to draft Mailloux.

NHL Draft Analysis

Sabres take Power No. 1

Sabres select Power 1st overall in NHL entry draft

The Buffalo Sabres have picked defenceman Owen Power first overall in the NHL entry draft. The six-foot-six, 213-pound blueliner from Mississauga, Ont., played at the University of Michigan last season before being selected to Team Canada for the men's world hockey championships in May.

NHL Draft Stories

Luke Hughes picked by Devils, joins brother Jack with Jersey

When the New Jersey Devils took Luke Hughes with the fourth pick in the NHL draft, brother Jack jumped up off the couch next to him and was shaking with excitement while giving a big bear hug.

Senators select F Boucher 10th overall

The Ottawa Senators selected forward Tyler Boucher with the 10th overall pick at the NHL entry draft Friday. Boucher's father is former NHL goaltender Brian Boucher, who played 13 seasons in the league.

Flames select right-winger Coronato 13th overall in NHL entry draft

Forward Matthew Coronato is the newest member of the Calgary Flames after the team picked him 13th overall in the NHL entry draft Friday.

Jets select centre Lucius with No. 18 pick in NHL entry draft

The Winnipeg Jets used the 18th overall pick to select forward Chaz Lucius in the NHL entry draft Friday. Lucius was the No. 12-ranked North American skater and is set to play at the University of Minnesota next fall.

Oilers pick centre Bourgault 22nd overall in NHL entry draft

The Edmonton Oilers swapped their first-round pick before selecting forward Xavier Bourgault 22nd overall in the NHL entry draft Friday.

Kraken nab Beniers as first pick in franchise history

The Seattle Kraken found their potential center of the future with the first draft pick in franchise history. The expansion NHL franchise selected University of Michigan player Matthew Beniers with the No. 2 overall pick in the entry draft on Friday night.

'Very determined' Eklund overcomes adversity to rise up draft list

A confident self-belief helped 18-year-old William Eklund excel against men in the Swedish Hockey League last season. Mark Masters has more on the promising forward who moved up into a tie for fourth in TSN’s final draft rankings this week.

Mark Masters

Mark Masters

‘Elite scorer’ Sillinger seeks family bragging rights at NHL draft

Medicine Hat Tigers centre Cole Sillinger came in No. 11 on TSN's final draft rankings list. His dad, Mike, was picked 11th overall in 1989. Mark Masters has more on the prospect's background and what he's up to ahead of the NHL Draft.

Mark Masters

Mark Masters

Prospect Watch

Othmann surged up draft rankings thanks to strong effort at U18 Worlds

Pickering, Ont., product Brennan Othmann is No. 16 on TSN’s Final 2021 NHL Draft Rankings as a result of his blend of skill and grit that was on full display at the IIHF U18 World Championship. Mark Masters has more in a Q&A with the big left winger.

Mark Masters

Mark Masters

Inspired by Point, Steel's Coronato uses smarts to make up for size

Among the top 20 North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting’s final list only Matthew Coronato is listed at under six feet. But, much like his NHL role model Brayden Point, the Chicago Steel forward refuses to let a size disadvantage slow him down. Coronato improved his defensive play and skating stride en route to being named the USHL's top forward last season.

'Bison' Coronato rams his way up NHL draft lists

Chicago Steel forward Matthew Coronato earned the nickname 'The Bison' from the team’s play-by-play announcer Mark Citron for the way he rams toward the net. Coronato scored 48 goals in 51 USHL games before adding nine more in eight playoff games as the Steel won the Clark Cup. The New York native says competitiveness is the hallmark of his game.

Lucius inspired by McDavid, McConaughey on road back from injury

US National Development Team Program forward Chaz Lucius missed a big chunk of his draft season after undergoing surgery to repair a bone lesion in his left knee. The 18-year-old drew inspiration from Oilers captain Connor McDavid and actor Matthew McConaughey during the long road back from the injury.

Lucius: 'In this year's draft, I feel like I'm the best goal scorer'

After returning from a lengthy injury absence, Chaz Lucius scored 13 goals in 13 games with the USA Hockey under-18 team. "In this year's draft class, personally, I feel like I’m the best goal scorer," the right-shooting centre said. Lucius, who will be playing at the University of Minnesota next season, models his game after Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele and Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos.

'Extremely confident' Cossa believes he's the best goalie in the draft

After posting a 17-1-1 record with the Edmonton Oil Kings, Sebastian Cossa believes he’s established himself as the best goalie in the 2021 NHL draft. "I'm just extremely confident," Cossa said. "I'm confident in my game, confident in my skills ... I love the pressure, honestly, being the last line of defence. Being either the hero or the villain, I like the stress of that and I like the pressure of that."

Top prospect Edvinsson learns from watching Hedman, Heiskanen

Frolunda defenceman Simon Edvinsson finished third on TSN's final draft rankings list. The 18-year-old says he keeps an eye on multiple NHLers, including Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman and Dallas' Miro Heiskanen, in an attempt to improve. Edvinsson learned a lot from a 10-game stint in the Swedish Hockey League.

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McGregor fan Edvinsson on how MMA training helped his hockey

Simon Edvinsson emerged as a top prospect in the NHL draft thanks, in part, to embracing mixed martial arts. "I feel like the more you do it the more control you have on your body," the 6-foot-4 Frolunda defenceman said. Edvinsson also enjoys watching MMA fights and is a big fan of "cool guy" Conor McGregor even though he has a much different personality.

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‘Extremely competitive’ prospect L'Heureux aims to emulate Tkachuk, Marchand

Halifax Mooseheads forward Zachary L'Heureux doesn’t shy away from the physical side of the game, so it’s no surprise he lists a couple of the National Hockey League's top agitators as his role models, Mark Masters writes.

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Mark Masters

Top goalie prospect Wallstedt wants to be known for more than hockey

Two Swedish goalies have been the first pick of the second round, with Oscar Dansk (Columbus, 2012) and Jacob Markstrom (Florida, 2008) going 31st overall. Jesper Wallstedt is almost certain to go higher. Mark Masters has more.

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Mark Masters

Luke Hughes ready to follow in footsteps of his brothers at NHL draft

Luke Hughes is set to follow in the footsteps of his brothers – Jack and Quinn – and be picked in the first round of the National Hockey League draft. And with the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils owning top-10 picks, there's a chance the defenceman may join the same organization as one of his siblings. Mark Masters has more.

Mark Masters

Mark Masters

McTavish doesn't want to change much ahead of NHL Draft

McTavish doesn't want to change much ahead of NHL Draft

The Peterborough Petes centre kept his beard through a strong run in Switzerland and the IIHF Under-18 World Championship where Canada went undefeated. McTavish spoke to TSN about his experience in Switzerland, going at it with Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux during summer skates, and more.

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Bob McKenzie’s Draft Rankings

Can anybody knock Power out of top spot?

Owen Power is the consensus top prospect for the 2021 NHL Draft in the eyes of 10 NHL scouts surveyed by TSN. Are there any players that can make a late push to over take Power? Will a Canadian goalie be picked in the first round for the first time in almost a decade? TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie has more.

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What can we expect from Wright and Bedard at U18 Worlds?

Canada's roster for the upcoming U18 world in Texas is a star-studded affair, including top prospects Dylan Guenther, Shane Wright and Connor Bedard. What can we expect from these up and coming superstars? TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button shares his thoughts.

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What makes Sebastian Cossa a strong pick between the pipes?

Goaltender Sebastian Cossa is ranked number 14 in Bob McKenzie's Draft Ranking, more than likely making him a first round selection. No Canadian goalie has been selected in the first round since 2012, so what makes Cossa so special? TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button has more.

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Guenther believes his hockey IQ is his greatest strength

Number two ranked Dylan Guenther joins host James Duthie to speak about what he brings to the ice as a player, and call his hockey IQ as his biggest asset. Guenther admits that it would be an honour to be selected first overall in the NHL Draft, he hasn't thought about it that much. Guenther also shares his thoughts on the upcoming under-18 tournament, the Memorial Cup cancellation and more.

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Owen Power

Power on magical Worlds run, potential of going first in NHL Draft

Michigan Wolverines defenceman reflects on a memorable gold-medal win with Team Canada at the world championship and discusses the possibility of being selected by the Buffalo Sabres.

Mark Masters

Mark Masters

Clarke Making Noise

Top prospect Clarke on experience in Slovakia, winning under-18 gold

When top prospect Brandt Clarke does interviews with National Hockey League teams the questions are often similar and expected. That's why the session with the New York Islanders stood out. TSN's Mark Masters goes one-on-one with the 18-year-old.

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Mark Masters

How will Owen Power fit on Buffalo's blueline?

With the Sabres winning the 2021 NHL Draft lottery, TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button joins Jay Onrait to discuss how he sees projected first overall pick Owen Power fitting in on Buffalo's blueline. Button also discusses who he has mocked to the three Canadian teams that missed the playoffs and why they're the right fit.

NHL draft lottery changes approved

The NHL's proposed draft lottery changes received formal approval from the Board of Governors after a week-long vote, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.

NHL draft lottery changes approved

NHL Draft Lottery History

Take a look back at the previous rules and results of the NHL Draft Lottery, starting with the very first draw in 1995.

B.C. boy Johnson brings creative flair to NHL draft class

Kent Johnson was only eight years old, but he remembers being in the crowd when his favourite team, the Vancouver Canucks, finally vanquished the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Mark Masters

Mark Masters

Craig Button's Craig's List Archive

Craig's List - Final 2017 Ranking

The final 2017 rankings are in. Find out which players TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button sees as underrated gems and which players are poised to make the greatest impact as future NHLers.

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Craig's List - Final 2017 Ranking

Craig's List 2016: Matthews No. 1 because position matters

There's no doubt that Patrik Laine had a season for the ages not seen from a draft-eligible player in a generation. But TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button is standing firm on Auston Matthews for the top spot in his final Craig's List of the season.

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Craig's List 2016: Matthews No. 1 because position matters

Bob McKenzie's Draft Ranking Archive

Kotkaniemi surges into top five of TSN Draft Ranking

Finn’s strong performance at the World Under-18 Championships in April has some scouts believing he’s a potential future No. 1 centre, Bob McKenzie writes. His late push could make the top 10 of the draft more unpredictable than originally anticipated.

Kotkaniemi surges into top five of TSN Draft Ranking

McKenzie's Final 2015 Ranking: McDavid, Eichel and...

The 2015 NHL Draft will take place in Sunrise, Florida in three weeks, where Connor McDavid will be coronated as the first-overall selection. But there's plenty of intriguing options after McDavid and Jack Eichel, as revealed in TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie's final TSN Draft ranking.

McKenzie's Final 2015 Ranking: McDavid, Eichel and...