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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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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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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Adam Ginning 2017-18 Team: Linköping HC / SHL  (#)Date of Birth: January 13, 2000Place of Birth: Linköping, SWEHt: 6’3” Wt: 196 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings It seems all the rage these days in today’s hockey world centers around the offensive defenseman. More than ever, these kind of players tend to be
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After acquiring Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars in the 2016-17 season and eventually advancing to the Western Conference Final, the Anaheim Ducks were left without a first-round draft pick in 2017. This season, general manager Bob Murray exercised a conservative approach at the trade deadline, specifically mentioning his reluctance to part with another first-rounder
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Jacob Ingham 2016-17 Team: Mississauga Steelheads (#1)Date of Birth: June 10, 2000Place of Birth: Barrie, OntarioHt: 6’3” Wt: 181 lbs.Position: GNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 13th (among NA Goalies) Future Considerations: 82nd ISS: 2nd (among Goalies) In 2016, the Mississauga Steelheads drafted Jacob Ingham in the second round and 26th
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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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Jack McBain 2017-18 Team: Toronto Jr. Canadiens (#19)Date of Birth: January 6, 2000Place of Birth: Toronto, ONHt: 6’3” Wt: 196 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings The Barrie Colts took a gamble in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. They owned two first-round picks. This would have been a perfect opportunity to make
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Slava Demin 2017-18 Team: Wenatchee Wild (#17)Date of Birth: April 4, 2000Place of Birth: Cypress, CaliforniaHt: 6’1″ Wt: 187 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: DefensemanNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings The National Hockey League’s annual entry draft is, in a lot of ways, a bit of a crap-shoot. One of the byproducts of the risk-averse nature of
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The New York Rangers’ lack of NHL Draft lottery luck was wholly predictable, wasn’t it? Not only did the Blueshirts fail to move up from the eighth position into the top three spots, but they fell to ninth overall in last month’s drawing—par for the course for a franchise that has drafted in the top
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