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GM Nill: Stars would trade 3rd overall pick for 'established player'
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The Dallas Stars are looking to invest in the present. After moving up in the NHL draft lottery to secure the third overall pick, general manager Jim Nill isn’t set on using it. “I have talked to other teams already about possibly moving that pick, getting an established player back,” Nill told SiriusXM NHL Network […]

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Kevin O’Connor: Why Markelle Fultz earns No. 1 overall ranking
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Kevin O’Connor joins Boston Sports Tonight to break down what aspects of Markelle Fultz game separates him from the rest of the field.

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Stars GM has talked about trading third overall draft pick
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The Dallas Stars are in go-for-it mode, and their general manager is willing to trade the third overall pick in the 2017 draft to give them a boost. “I have talked to other teams already about possibly moving that pick, getting an established player back,” Jim Nill told SiriusXM’s NHL Network Radio, per NHL.com. The […]

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Devils win No. 1 overall pick in 2017 NHL Draft
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In one of the more surprising draft lotteries, the Devils move up to win the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

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New Jersey Devils Win NHL Draft Lottery, Will Pick First Overall
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The New Jersey Devils surprised everyone by winning the NHL Draft Lottery, earning the first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry DraftThe New Jersey Devils finished 27th in the NHL with 70 points and a 28-40-14 record. The Arizona Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, and Colorado Avalanche cover the final t…

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Canucks sign 5th overall pick Olli Juolevi to entry-level contract
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The Vancouver Canucks have signed this year's fifth overall pick, Olli Juolevi, to a three-year, entry-level contract, the club announced Friday. “Olli is a talented all-around defenceman with high hockey sense who will be a big part of our organization’s future,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning said. “He’s had an outstanding year, winning the Memorial […]

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NHL: Toronto select American Matthews with first overall pick (Reuters)
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(Reuters) – The long-suffering Toronto Maple Leafs selected American centre Auston Matthews with the first overall pick in the 2016 National Hockey League Entry Draft in Buffalo on Friday. The 18-year-old native of Scottsdale, Arizona was a dominant force in Switzerland’s top professional league last season and was Team USA’s best player at the world […]

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Patrik Laine says he should be drafted 1st overall
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If Finnish prospect Patrik Laine was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs' brass, he would select himself with the first overall pick. The confident 18-year-old told TSN's Gary Lawless on Thursday that he feels he has played well enough to earn a No. 1 selection. “My season was the best,” Laine said. “It was […]

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Oilers fielding calls about 4th overall pick
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Peter Chiarelli’s been open about the fact he’s willing to trade the Edmonton Oilers‘ fourth overall pick at this year’s NHL Entry Draft, and his phone’s been ringing. “I’ve already had four or five teams call me already,” Chiarelli said on “Oilers Now” radio Monday afternoon. “I’ve made it known we would look to trade […]

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Lamoriello hopes Maple Leafs never again in position to draft 1st overall
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A win is a win, but some aren’t hoped to be repeated. That’s the sentiment of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello after his club won the 2016 NHL Draft lottery and the right to select first overall come June 24 in Buffalo. "Never wanted the opportunity and hope it never happens again. How’s […]

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NHL-Toronto Maple Leafs win draft lottery, get first overall pick (Reuters)
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The Toronto Maple Leafs landed the first overall selection for the National Hockey League draft on June 24 when they won the weighted draft lottery on Saturday. Toronto will pick first overall for the first time since 1985.

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NHL-Toronto win draft lottery, get first overall pick (Reuters)
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* Maple Leafs coming off another poor season * Expected to take American teenager Matthews * Draft scheduled for June 24 (Adds details, quotes) April 30 (Reuters) – The rebuilding plans of the woeful Toronto Maple Leafs received a shot in the arm when they won the first overall selection in the National Hockey League […]

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