NHL Entry Draft

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) stands on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington. The Penguins got the action started on the second day of the NHL draft by trading goaltender Matt Murray to the Ottawa Senators. Pittsburgh got a second-round pick, 52nd overall, and forward prospect Jonathan Gruden for Murray. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 07, 2020 - 12:34 pm
Two Stanley Cup-winning players were on the move Wednesday before even 10 players had been selected on the second day of the NHL draft. Trade action heated up early with the Pittsburgh Penguins dealing goaltender Matt Murray to the Ottawa Senators and the Nashville Predators continuing to shed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The New York Rangers might be on the clock in owning the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Tuesday, Oct. 6. That, and the prospect of selecting Quebec star forward Alexis Lafreniere, doesn't mean the still-retooling Rangers will be anywhere closer to being a contender, team president John Davidson cautions. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
October 06, 2020 - 7:45 pm
Alexis Lafreniere wanted to take the stage at Montreal’s Bell Centre near his home and hear his name announced at the NHL draft. The playmaking forward had to settle for being selected first overall by the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. “Obviously, it’s different, and we didn’t expect that a...
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Tampa Bay Lighting's Victor Hedman carries the Stanley Cup while skating around Amalie Arena, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
September 29, 2020 - 9:05 pm
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh was preparing to answer one last question regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup championship when teammates Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn crashed the room, putting an abrupt and celebratory end to the news conference. “Who’s next? Next question,” Kucherov said...
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Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) scores on New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 10, 2020 - 3:34 pm
The New York Rangers won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot at selecting winger Alexis Lafreniere. The Rangers were among eight teams that lost in the qualifying round of the playoffs with a chance to claim quite a consolation prize Monday night. The Rangers have the No...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The Detroit Red Wings desperately hope to win the NHL draft lottery, giving them the first shot to perhaps select Lafreniere. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 26, 2020 - 7:23 pm
Alexis Lafreniere was supposed to walk on stage Friday night in Montreal as the top pick in the NHL draft. After the COVID-19 pandemic paused the hockey season and postponed that possibility, Lafreniere was supposed to find out Friday night where he'd be going when the league held its draft lottery...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, Connor McDavid participates in the wingspan measurement during the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo, N.Y. The NHL's top prospects will continue making their pre-draft stop in Buffalo for at least another three years, The league on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, announced it has extended its agreement to hold its annual scouting combine in Buffalo at the Sabres downtown practice facility, LECOM Harborcenter, through 2022. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)
January 13, 2020 - 9:39 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL's top prospects will continue making their pre-draft stops in Buffalo for at least another three years. The league on Monday announced an extension of its agreement to hold its annual scouting combine in Buffalo at the Sabres downtown practice facility, LECOM...
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June 23, 2019 - 1:47 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the weekend surrounded a 59-year-old team executive and a Hollywood filmmaker. More than six months...
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New York Rangers draft pick Kaapo Kakko, left; New Jersey Devils pick Jack Hughes, center; and Chicago Blackhawks pick Kirby Dach pose for photos during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 7:00 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey...
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Top draft picks New York Rangers' Kaapo Kakko, New Jersey Devils' Jack Hughes and Chicago Blackhawks' Kirby Dach pose during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 11:10 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on the NHL draft (all times local): 11:08 a.m. Another Q is coming to Chicago. The Blackhawks have acquired John Quenneville in a trade with the New Jersey Devils. Quenneville is the second cousin of former Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, who led the...
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Jack Hughes, center, poses for photos after being selected by the New Jersey Devils with the first pick in the NHL hockey draft in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, June, 21, 2019. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 10:04 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first round of the NHL draft wasn't so much unpredictable as the game is becoming more international. That was Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill's observation following an opening round Friday that featured an international theme and numerous twists...
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