2019 NHL Draft

The Arizona Coyotes acquired the 11th-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft from the Philadelphia Flyers, sending the 14th and 45th selections in return. The Coyotes used the pick to draft Swedish defender Victor Söderström. With the Flyers on the clock at the 11th spot, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that there was a
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It’s no secret that, after years of being touted as owning one of the league’s deepest prospect pools, the Arizona Coyotes now lack high-end offensive talent in the organization. The club’s scoring woes, which kept the team out the playoffs despite allowing the fifth-fewest goals in the league, were well-documented last season. With that said,
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By The Canadian Press July 15th, 2019 report this ad WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Ville Heinola on a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal announced Monday carries an average annual value of around US$1.14 million. Ville Heinola, Winnipeg Jets, 2019 NHL Draft (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The 18-year-old had 14 points
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report this ad The Calgary Flames went into the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver hoping to improve their team and potentially add some draft picks. They didn’t make any trades to add selections, but they didn’t trade any away and ended up selecting five players over the weekend. Jakob Pelletier was selected by the Calgary
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report this ad It’s been five years since the Pittsburgh Penguins had a chance to make a first-round pick in the NHL Entry Draft, the last being current Toronto Maple Leafs winger Kasperi Kapanen in 2014. Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen was the Penguins’ last first-round pick in 2014. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports) While
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report this ad The Minnesota Wild entered the draft with needs at every position on the depth chart. With picks in each of the seven rounds, general manager Paul Fenton could take the best player available approach and attempt to find value in each round. By acquiring another pick in the second round, he increased
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report this ad With the 19th-overall selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Ottawa Senators selected Lassi Thomson. The choice is questionable, to say the least, as many rankings had Thomson in the second round and the Senators have the first selection (32) in that round. The Senators also passed on higher-ranked selections Samuel
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report this ad After surprising some with the selection of defenseman Victor Soderstrom in the first round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Friday evening in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Arizona Coyotes and general manager John Chayka aggressively addressed the club’s biggest organizational need – forward depth – on the draft’s second day. Sitting
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report this ad With the 15th Pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Montreal Canadiens Have Selected Cole Caufield From the U.S. NTDP About Cole Caufield If we’ve learned anything in recent years, it’s that size isn’t everything in the NHL. While there is still a stigma surrounding smaller players, they’ve proven time and
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report this ad As the Detroit Red Wings make the final tweaks to their draft board, several years’ worth of scouting and strategizing will all be condensed down into a list of about 30-40 names. All of those road trips, cross-country flights, and time away from family will culminate with two action-packed nights that will
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report this ad The 2018 NHL Entry Draft was a bounce-back year for the QMJHL. Four players were selected in the first round, double the results of 2016 and 2017. Filip Zadina was the first taken from the league at sixth overall by the Detroit Red Wings. Noah Dobson nearly joined him in the top
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