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2015 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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2015 Ivan Hlinka Preview: Canada looks to continue domination of season’s first draft prospect showcase

by Chapin Landvogt
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2015 Ivan Hlinka Preview: Canada looks to continue domination of season’s first draft prospect showcase

Photo: Team Canada forward Tyler Benson will have the role of an alternate captain at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, as he did for the Canada Black squad at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

By June of 2016, a large number of the young men who will be participating in this week’s Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia will be the focus next year’s NHL Draft. The historical tournament will feature what are nominally considered the world’s eight best ice hockey nations divided into the following two groups: Read more »

2015 NHL Draft: Edmonton Oilers draft review

by Kady Hobbins
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2015 NHL Draft: Edmonton Oilers draft review

Photo: First overall pick Connor McDavid becomes the Edmonton Oilers’ top prospect and might represent a step forward in the evolution of the NHL game itself (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Call them the draft lottery kings. After earning the first overall selection in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 NHL Drafts, the Edmonton Oilers secured the highly-coveted 2015 top pick, despite finishing third from last at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.

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2015 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs draft review

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2015 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs draft review

Photo: The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Mitch Marner with the 4th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. (Courtesy of Mike Ehrmann/Getty Image)

The Toronto Maple Leafs entered the 2015 NHL Draft with a mission to stockpile talent, as part of their well-publicized rebuild plan. To that end, they quickly turned their seven selections into nine, trading their 24th overall selection to acquire additional picks in the upper rounds. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft: Ottawa Senators draft review

by Kristopher Bras
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2015 NHL Draft: Ottawa Senators draft review

Photo: Thomas Chabot had 41 points (12 goals, 29 assists) in 66 games with the Sea Dogs last season. (Courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The Ottawa Senators have a storied knack for finding top talent at unexpected draft positions. Whether they’re grabbing two-time Norris winner Erik Karlsson at 15th overall, or digging Calder nominee Mark Stone up at 178th, the team’s scouts have always kept the depth chart stocked with dynamic young prospects—no matter where the team picks from. Still, that didn’t stop GM Bryan Murray from cashing in some assets to strengthen the team’s position at the 2015 NHL Draft. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft: New York Rangers draft review

by Leslie Treff
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2015 NHL Draft: New York Rangers draft review

Photo: Winger Robin Kovacs won awards for most goals (17) and points (28) for a junior playing in the Allsvenskan men’s league in 2014-15. (Courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

The New York Rangers went into the 2015 NHL Draft with only four picks over the seven-round event. As expected, the Rangers made several trades to add selections during the two-day draft, to wind up with a full complement of seven picks. But for the third year in a row, the Blueshirts had no first-round pick. Read more »

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