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:
- Buffalo Sabres – Rasmus Dahlin (D) from Frolunda HC (SHL)
- Carolina Hurricanes – Andrei Svechnikov (RW) from Barrie Colts (OHL)
- Montreal Canadiens – Jesperi Kotkaniemi from (C) Assat (Liiga)
- Ottawa Senators – Brady Tkachuk (LW) from Boston University (Hockey East)
- Arizona Coyotes – Barrett Hayton (C) from Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
- Detroit Red Wings – Filip Zadina (RW) from Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
- Vancouver Canucks – Quinn Hughes (D) from University of Michigan (Big Ten)
- Chicago Blackhawks – Adam Boqvist (D) from Brynas IF (SHL)
- New York Rangers – Vitali Kravtsov (RW) from Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)
- Edmonton Oilers – Adam Bouchard (D) from London Knights (OHL)
- New York Islanders – Oliver Wahlstrom (RW) from U.S. NTDP (USHL)
- New York Islanders (Originally Calgary) – Noah Dobson (D) from Acadie–Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
- Dallas Stars – Ty Dellandrea (C) from Flint Firebirds (OHL)
- Philadelphia Flyers (Originally St. Louis) – Joel Farabee (LW) from U.S. NTDP (USHL)
- Florida Panthers – Grigori Denisenko (LW) from Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
- Colorado Avalanche – Martin Kaut (RW) from HC Dynamo Pardubice (Czech Extraliga)
- New Jersey Devils – Ty Smith (D) from Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
- Columbus Blue Jackets – Liam Foudy (C) from London Knights (OHL)
- Philadelphia Flyers – Jay O’Brien (C) from Thayer Academy (MA)
- Los Angeles Kings – Rasmus Kupari (C) from Karpat (Liiga)
- San Jose Sharks – Ryan Merkley (D) from Guelph Storm (OHL)
- New York Rangers (Originally Flyers) – K’Andre Miller (D) from U.S. NTDP (USHL)
- Anaheim Ducks – Isac Lundestrom (C) from Lulea HF (SHL)
- Minnesota Wild – Filip Johansson (D) from Leksand U18 (J18 Elit)
- St. Louis Blues (Originally Toronto Maple Leafs) – Dominik Bokk (RW) from Vaxjo Lakers (SHL)
- Ottawa Senators (Originally Boston) – Jacob Bernard-Docker (D) from Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
- Chicago Blackhawks (Originally Nashville) – Nicolas Beaudin (D) from Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
- New York Rangers (Originally Tampa Bay Lightning) – Nils Lundkvist (D) from Lulea HF (SHL)
- Toronto Maple Leafs (Originally Winnipeg) – Rasmus Sandin (D) from Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
- Detroit Red Wings (Originally Vegas) – Joe Veleno (C) from Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
- Washington Capitals – Alexander Alexeyev (D) from Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
Around the Network:
The Wings were first on the board with the player that almost every ranking had going 3rd or 4th, Filip Zadina falls down to the folks over at Wingsnation. They’re excited.
Following a trend of players who “fell” into the laps of teams excited to be able to make the picks, Quinn Hughes goes at number seven to the Canucks and the folks over at CanucksArmy had the details.
The Oilers were excited to see their pick Evan Bouchard come up at 10th. In his three mock drafts, Dustin Nielson had Evan going 7th (Post-lottery), 9th (Post-Combine), and finally 10th (this morning). The man knows his stuff. This is what he had to say after Bouchard fell into the Oilers lap in his final mock draft:
Bouchard would be the best-case scenario for Chiarelli at ten. We’ve talked about how it would a perfect weekend for the Oilers if they come back to Edmonton with a top end prospect and a veteran right-shot d-man who can help immediately. Bouchard is, at a minimum, one year away from being that guy for the Oilers.
Calgary traded away the pick that turned into Noah Dobson. Travis Hamonic was the return, but do you think if they were given a chance to go back now, would they undo that trade?
The Maple Leafs initially moved down from 25th to 28th mid-draft tonight with a trade between St. Louis and themselves. They picked up an extra pick (76th overall) for their troubles. With the 28th pick they selected Rasmus Sandin with the first pick in the Kyle Dubas era.
Speaking of that 28th pick, that was originally the Jets that they had sent away in the Paul Statsny trade last season.
Trades that happened in and around Round One:
47th overall pick 2018
22nd overall pick 2018
26th overall pick 2018
48th overall pick 2018
25th overall pick 2018
29th overall pick 2018
76th overall pick 2018