Draft - Hockey Wiretap

Lightning Send J.T. Miller To Canucks For Draft Picks

Jun 22, 2019 4:15 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning earned a little breathing room under the NHL salary cap by shipping forward J.T. Miller to the Canucks on Saturday.

Miller was moved for goalie Marek Mazanec, a third-round pick in the 2019 draft and a conditional first-round pick in either 2020 or 2021. Tampa Bay used the third-rounder on Swedish goaltender Hugo Alnefelt.


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Seven U.S.-Born Players Go Top-15 In NHL Draft

Jun 22, 2019 1:24 AM

Seven U.S.-born players were selected within the first 15 picks of the 2019 NHL draft on Friday, an all-time high for Americans in the modern draft (since 1963). Led by Jack Hughes, who went first overall to the New Jersey Devils, the 2019 crop surpassed the 2016 draft in which six Americans were taken in the top 15.

Also selected in the top 15 were No. 5 Alex Turcotte to the Los Angeles Kings, No. 9 Trevor Zegras to the Anaheim Ducks, No. 12 Matthew Boldy to the Minnesota Wild, No. 13 Spencer Knight to the Florida Panthers, No. 14 Cam York to the Montreal Canadiens and No. 15 Cole Caufield to the Montreal Canadiens.


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Devils Select Jack Hughes As First Overall Pick In NHL Draft

Jun 22, 2019 1:20 AM

The New Jersey Devils selected Jack Hughes, an 18-year-old center from Orlando, Florida, with the first overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday night.

The pick was announced by Devils Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur, who was taken in the 1990 draft in Vancouver.

Hughes is the eighth American selected first overall in the NHL draft, and the first since Auston Matthews was drafted at No. 1 by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2016.


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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.


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NHL Moves 'Jack Hughes' Sweepstakes Up To April 9

Mar 16, 2019 12:18 AM

NHL teams that are part of the Jack Hughes sweepstakes will find out a lot earlier if they'll get a chance to draft the highly regarded American center at No. 1.

The league announced Wednesday it was moving its draft lottery up to April 9, on the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The event, which will take place in Toronto, typically occurred during the playoffs.


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Capitals Trade Picks To Kings For Carl Hangelin

Feb 21, 2019 8:00 PM

The Washington Capitals acquired forward Carl Hangelin from the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday for draft picks.

The Kings, who got Hagelin for Tanner Pearson in November, receive a 2019 third-round pick and a 2020 conditional sixth-round selection from Washington.

Hagelin, who has struggled with two goals and eight points this season, is in the final year of a four-year, $16 million contract.


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Projected No. 1 Pick Won't Play In Five Nations Tournament

Feb 1, 2019 8:40 AM

Jack Hughes has a lower body injury and won't play with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program under-18 team at the 2019 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament in Sochi, Russia, from February 5-9.

Hughes ranks No. 1 in the NHL Central Scouting's midterm list of North American skaters eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft.

Mike G. Morreale/NHL

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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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Stars To Host 2018 NHL Draft
The Dallas Stars will host the NHL Draft for the first time on June 22-23, 2018 at American Airlines Center.


Nolan Patrick Had Second Abdominal Surgery Before Draft
Flyers No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick is expected to return to full activity in four to six weeks.


Devils Take Hischier; Flyers Grab Patrick, Vegas Selects Glass
Nico Hischier led Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rookies with 38 goals and 86 points for the Halfax Mooseheads.


GM McPhee: Vegas Making Moves Before Expansion Draft
George McPhee says the Golden Knights have made "at least" a half a dozen transactions before the upcoming Expansion Draft.


Blue Jackets Send 2nd Round Pick To Canucks For John Tortorella
The Blue Jackets' pick in the second round is No. 55 overall.


Kings Trade Ben Bishop To Stars For Draft Pick
The Kings now have a total of eight picks in this year's NHL Draft on June 23-24.

Press Release

Devils Win NHL Draft Lottery; Vegas Golden Knights To Pick 6th
The New Jersey Devils vaulted over four teams for the right to the first pick in the NHL draft.


Vegas Golden Knights Open To Deals Before Expansion Draft
Golden Nights are open to acquiring draft picks to begin stockpiling for roster depth.


Toronto To Host NHL Draft Lottery April 29
The NHL Draft Lottery will consist of 15 teams this year.


Kings Send Tom Gilbert To Capitals For Draft Pick
The Kings have received a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Capitals.

Press Release

Leafs Select Auston Matthews With Top Pick
Auston Matthews is the first player selected first overall born in the United States since Patrick Kane in 2007.

RealGM Staff Report

Leafs Win NHL Draft Lottery
Auston Matthews is expected to be the top pick.

The Canadian Press

KHL Will Abolish Junior Draft
The KHLs junior draft has struggled to become a hit with fans.


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


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.