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Panthers GM expects top pick Tippett to compete for roster spot this fall
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By the time training camp rolls around for the 2017-2018 season, Florida Panthers rookie Owen Tippett will only be 18 years old, barely old enough to drive his own car to the rink for practice. However, despite his lack of experience, Tippett will be given the opportunity to make the big club’s roster right out […]

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Panthers agree to terms with 1st-round pick Owen Tippett
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The Florida Panthers signed 2017 first-round pick Owen Tippett to a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced Wednesday. He was selected 10th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 18-year-old Tippett led the OHL's Mississauga Steelheads with 44 goals and 75 points in 60 regular season games during the 2016-17 campaign. His 44 regular-season […]

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Flyers sign No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick to entry-level contract
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VOORHEES, N.J. — Morgan Frost was teeming with nerves. The Flyers had just called his name on the night of the NHL draft, so emotions were running wild as he made his way to the spectacle's forefront at the United Center. "It was pretty crazy," Frost said last week. "Walking up the stage, I thought […]

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Devils sign No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier to max entry-level contract
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NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have signed No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract for salary and performance bonuses.The Devils said Saturday that Hischier will have an average salary of $925,000.The 18

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Morgan Frost, the other 1st-round pick, can help Flyers, too
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VOORHEES, N.J. — Morgan Frost was teeming with nerves. The Flyers had just called his name on the night of the NHL draft, so emotions were running wild as he made his way to the spectacle's forefront at the United Center. "It was pretty crazy," Frost said last week. "Walking up the stage, I thought […]

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Devils sign No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract for salary and performance bonuses. The Devils said Saturday that Hischier will have an average salary of $925,000.

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No. 1 pick Nico Hischier looking the part at Devils rookie camp
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NEWARK, N.J. – Nico Hischier is already in the NHL record books as the first player from Switzerland selected No. 1 overall in the draft. But the New Jersey Devils hope more history-making days are on the way for the 18-year-old, who had 38 goals and 48 assists in 57 games for the Halifax Mooseheads […]

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NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs 2017 first-round pick Timothy Liljegren inks entry-level contract
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The Toronto Maple Leafs signed their first-round pick, defenseman Timothy Liljegren, to a three-year, entry-level contract on Wednesday. Liljegren, 18, was selected by the Maple Leafs with the 17th overall pick in last month's NHL draft. In 2016-17, the Kristianstad, Sweden, native collected one goal and four assists in 19 games with Rogle BK (SHL), […]

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First-round pick Tippett is ‘going to get every opportunity’ to make Panthers roster
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The Florida Panthers were extremely pleased to get forward Owen Tippett with the 10th overall pick in the 2017 draft because as general manager Dale Tallon said (via the Panthers’ official website), the team had a need for a “sniper” and a “pure scorer” on their roster. After seeing what Tallon had to say about […]

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Leafs’ 2017 first-round pick Liljegren may return to Sweden next season
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Timothy Liljegren has made it known, according to NHL.com, that he believes he needs one more year of development before taking a realistic run at cracking the Maple Leafs roster. The Maple Leafs selected Liljegren, the Swedish defenseman, with the 17th overall selection last month. Returning to Sweden and Rogle BK appears to be the […]

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Stars sign No. 3 overall pick Heiskanen to entry-level contract
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The Dallas Stars announced on Saturday that they have signed their first-round pick, 17-year-old defenseman Miro Heiskanen, to a three-year entry level contract. The Stars were in a position to pick him after moving up four spots in the NHL draft lottery. The obvious long-term goal for the Stars is for Heiskanen, a left-handed shot […]

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Flyers’ top pick Nolan Patrick aims to resume skating next week
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Nolan Patrick wasn’t able to get on the ice during the Philadelphia Flyers’ development camp, but he expects to make some big strides as early as next week. Being close to full-strength right out of the gate is key, then, for Patrick to make the necessary first impression.

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