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2015 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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2015 NHL Draft: Oilers shore up blueline with Reinhart acquisition

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2015 NHL Draft: Oilers shore up blueline with Reinhart acquisition

Photo: 21-year-old defenseman Griffin Reinhart will offer immediate help to the Oiler blueline. (Image courtesy of Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

The Edmonton Oilers acquired Griffin Reinhart from the New York Islanders during the 2015 NHL Draft in exchange for the 16th and 33rd overall picks. The move gives Edmonton a defenseman who is three years further along in his development than if they had used the 16th pick to acquire one. 

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[2015 NHL Draft] First Round, Fifth Overall: Carolina Hurricanes help an area of need by drafting Noah Hanifin

by Ken McKenna
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[2015 NHL Draft] First Round, Fifth Overall: Carolina Hurricanes help an area of need by drafting Noah Hanifin

Photo: Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin was the first selection for the Carolina Hurricanes at the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Image)

One of the smoothest skaters and headiest players in the 2015 NHL Draft is Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin. The Carolina Hurricanes obviously took a liking to the player thought by many to be the best defenseman in this draft, making Hanifin the fifth overall selection of the draft. Read more »

[2015 NHL Draft] First Round, Fourth Overall: Toronto Maple Leafs add more skill with Mitch Marner

by Ken McKenna
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[2015 NHL Draft] First Round, Fourth Overall: Toronto Maple Leafs add more skill with Mitch Marner

Photo: Mitch Marner is the newest Toronto Maple Leafs prospect, selected fourth overall at the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

One of the more pure offensive talents in the 2015 NHL Draft is London Knights forward Mitch Marner. The slightly-built winger was a scoring dynamo for the Knights in 2014-15, but ultimately lost out on the OHL scoring title on the last day of the season after Dylan Strome‘s offensive outburst in his season finale. With a fluid game based in part on creative distribution of the puck, Marner is one of the most offensively gifted players in the draft class and a solid pick at this spot.

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[2015 NHL Draft] First Round, Third Overall: Arizona Coyotes add yet another elite OHL talent in Dylan Strome

by Ken McKenna
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[2015 NHL Draft] First Round, Third Overall: Arizona Coyotes add yet another elite OHL talent in Dylan Strome

Photo: The Arizona Coyotes plucked center Dylan Strome from the Erie Otters with the third pick overall in the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

With the exception of a two-month period where he was thrust into the role of first-line center due to an injury to Erie Otters’ star forward Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome played in the shadow of McDavid over the course of the 2014-15 season. But Strome will be stepping out of that shadow in the not too distant future after having been chosen third overall in the 2015 NHL Draft by the Arizona Coyotes.

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