Draft Misc - Hockey Wiretap

Devils Beat Odds To Win NHL Draft Lottery

Apr 9, 2019 11:28 PM

The New Jersey Devils won the 2019 NHL draft lottery after entering Tuesday night's event in Toronto with the third-best odds.

It's the second lottery win in three years for the Devils. They won it in 2017 and selected center Nico Hischier.

"I said the No. 1 thing we needed was [more] talent, and this is a huge part of getting more talent. It's a huge day for the Devils," GM Ray Shero said after the draw.


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Potential Top Pick Jack Hughes To Attend NHL Draft Lottery

Apr 9, 2019 12:31 AM

Jack Hughes will have a pretty good idea of where he'll be headed after Tuesday night.

Expected to be the top pick at June's NHL draft, the 17-year-old center with the U.S. national development team will be on hand when the lottery results are revealed in Toronto.


Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

Capitals Trade Orpik, Grubauer To Avs

Jun 22, 2018 9:44 PM

The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals aggressively cleared salary cap space and found a potential starting job for their backup netminder in a trade with the Colorado Avalanche before Friday's NHL draft in Dallas.

The Capitals sent defenseman Brooks Orpik, 37, and goalie Philipp Grubauer, 26, to the Avalanche for a second-round pick, No. 47 overall, in the 2018 draft.



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Sabres Make Rasmus Dahlin First Overall Pick

Jun 22, 2018 9:40 PM

Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of an NHL draft that also featured some curveballs.



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Sabres Win NHL Draft Lottery

Apr 29, 2018 2:08 AM

The Buffalo Sabres won the NHL draft lottery Saturday night, earning the opportunity to draft potential franchise defenseman Rasmus Dahlin.

"We're really looking forward to adding a great player to the team," general manager Jason Botterill said.

The Sabres haven't selected first overall since drafting center Pierre Turgeon in 1987.


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Stars To Host 2018 NHL Draft

Jul 30, 2017 12:19 AM

The Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL draft at American Airlines Center.

The NHL and the Stars announced Saturday night that the draft will be Friday-Saturday, June 22-23. The first round will be June 22, and the final six rounds will be June 23.

Dallas will host the draft for the first time. The franchise is celebrating its 25th season in Texas after leaving Minnesota.


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Blue Jackets Send 2nd Round Pick To Canucks For John Tortorella

Jun 1, 2017 1:31 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets will send a 2017 second round pick to the Vancouver Canucks as compensation for hiring John Tortorella in 2015.

The Blue Jackets' pick in the second round is No. 55 overall.

Tortorella, 58, led the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record 108 points in the 2016-17 season.


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Leafs Select Auston Matthews With Top Pick

Jun 24, 2016 7:40 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have picked Auston Matthews with the top overall pick. Matthews is the first player selected first overall born in the United States since Patrick Kane in 2007.

1. Leafs: Austin Matthews

2. Jets: Patrick Laine

3. Blue Jackets: Pierre-Luc Dubois

4. Oilers: Jesse Puljujarvi

5. Canucks: Olli Juolevi

6. Flames: Matthew Tkachuk

7. Coyotes: Clayton Keller

8. Sabres: Alexander Nylander

9. Canadiens: Mikhail Sergachev

10. Avalanche: Tyson Jost

11. Senators: Logan Brown

12. Devils: Michael McLeod

13. Hurricanes: Jake Bean

14. Bruins: Charlie McAvoy

15. Wild: Luke Kunin

16. Coyotes: Jakob Chychrun

17. Predators: Dante Fabbro

18. Jets: Logan Stanley

19. Islanders: Kieffer Bellows

20. Red Wings: Dennis Cholowski

21. Hurricanes: Julien Gauthier

22. Flyers: German Rubtsov

23. Panthers: Henrik Borgstrom

24. Ducks: Max Jones

25. Stars: Riley Tufte

26. Blues: Tage Thompson

27. Lightning: Brett Howden

28. Capitals: Lucas Johansen

29. Bruins: Trent Frederic

30. Ducks: Sam Steel

RealGM Staff Report

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Canes Send Two Draft Picks To Hawks For Teravainen, Bickell

Jun 16, 2016 1:58 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes acquired forwards Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks for two draft picks on Wednesday.

Carolina sent a second-round pick in this month's draft, the 50th overall, and a third-round pick next year to Chicago, which saves significant salary-cap space.


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Leafs Win NHL Draft Lottery

Apr 30, 2016 8:36 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery.

The Leafs will own the top overall pick for the first time in more than 30 years.

Auston Matthews is expected to be the top pick.

The Canadian Press

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NHL May Explore Raising Draft Age To 19-Years
The NHL continues to explore ways of improving the game.


Auston Matthews To Play Year For Zurich Lions
Auston Matthews, 17, is the talk of the 2016 NHL draft class.


No. 1 Overall Pick Connor McDavid Signs Entry Deal With Oilers
Connor McDavid's deal is worth about $11.3M, or $925,000 a year plus bonuses.


Andong Song Becomes First Player From China Drafted
The NHL Islanders have selected Andong Song, 18, with the No. 172nd overall pick in the NHL Draft.


NHL Draft First-Round Selections
Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel were almost overshadowed during the 2015 NHL Draft on Friday night with a number of team's making trades.


Oilers Take Connor McDavid As Top Overall Pick
As expected, the Oilers choose Connor McDavid as the top overall pick in tonight's NHL draft.


Gretzky: McDavid 'Clearly A Franchise Player'
Connor McDavid is expected to be the Oilers top pick in the NHL Draft this June.


Oilers Rewarded With Another No. 1 Draft Pick
The Oilers won the draft lottery on Saturday night, and the right to select Connor McDavid with the top overall pick.


Sabres Have Best Chance At No. 1 Pick In NHL Draft
The Sabres have locked up the worst overall record and the best odds in drafting either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel.


Blackhawks Unable To Sign 2010 Pick Kevin Hayes
Kevin Hayes now becomes a free agent after being unable to get a deal done with Chicago.

Scott Power/ESPN

Panthers Select Aaron Ekblad With First Pick
The Panthers selected Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night.


NHL Draft-Lottery System At Issue With GMs
The Oilers have secured the No. 1 draft pick from 2010 to 2012.


Source: NHL To Consider Changing Draft Lottery
The NHL may allow more teams to potentially obtain top draft picks.


Avs Consider Options With Top Pick
The Avalanche appear to be leaning toward drafting forward Nathan MacKinnon with the NHL's overall top pick.

San Jose Mercury News

Roy: Avalanche Would Take MacKinnon With First Pick
New Avs coach Patrick Roy has his sights on center Nathan MacKinnon with the first overall pick.


Avs Win First Pick In 2013 NHL Draft
The Avalanche will have the No. 1 overall selection at the 2013 NHL Draft on Sunday, June 30.

Press Release

New Lottery Format: 14 Teams Have Chance For Top Pick
This year's NHL lottery will be the first that all 14 teams not qualifying for the playoffs, or the clubs that have acquired a first-round pick, will have a chance at winning the first overall pick.


Brodeur's Son, Anthony, Could Get Drafted In 2013
Anthony Brodeur enters his senior year in prep school and will be on the radar of NHL scouts and general managers.


Oilers Take Nail Yakupov No. 1
The Oilers selected Nail Yakupov with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.


New Jersey, Philly To Host Next Two NHL Drafts
The 2013 NHL draft will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.