The 2018 NHL entry draft started last night and continued today with round two and beyond. I have taken the chance to link you to all the players taken around the network and the write-ups each site did.
According to the Edmonton Oilers’ Twitter account, the team has extended qualifying offers to Darnell Nurse, Ryan Strome, and Anton Slepyshev. This is an expected move by the Oilers as it allows them to retain the players’ rights as they continue to negotiate new contracts.
Another NHL Draft is in the books and Dusty Nielson was there to witness it all. In his latest video from Dallas, Nielson gives us the breakdown on all things Oilers at the Draft, including their selection of Evan Bouchard at 10th overall and the four picks that followed in the later rounds. He also…
After this year’s NHL draft concluded, Peter Chiarelli flipped a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for the rights to Hayden Hawkey, a goaltender prospect currently playing in the NCAA.
I declare the 2018 NHL Draft a success for Peter Chiarelli and his scouting staff. I think most of us were thinking the same thing as the Oilers flew into Dallas for the weekend. Most of you were nervous about a trade, possibly one-for-one, but confident in Chiarelli’s ability to navigate a draft. Let’s take…
With their fifth and final pick in the NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers used the 195th overall pick to select centerman Patrik Siikanen from the Finnish Junior League.
With their fourth pick in the NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers selected defenceman Michael Kesselring the 164th overall pick.
With their third pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers decided to make a move to stick in the second round, trading the 71st and 133rd picks to Montreal in exchange for the 62nd overall section. With that pick, the Oilers grabbed goaltender Olivier Rodrigue from the Drummondville Voltigeurs.
After landing Evan Bouchard last night with the 10th overall pick, we’re getting down to business this morning with some rapid-fire picks, starting with the Oilers choice with the 40th overall pick. With that pick, the Oilers selected skilled centreman Ryan McLeod from the Mississauga Steelheads.
Over the next couple months, we’re going to be focusing a lot on the Oilers crease. Let’s start with the draft which has historically been a crapshoot when it comes to goaltenders. The unpredictability of the position coupled with varying psychological factors and a later development curve makes forecasting the future floor and ceiling of…
The lives of 31 young men and their families were changed with just a few words from their respective teams tonight. The first round of the NHL entry draft was completed and we have a list of all the picks made: