2015 NHL Draft: Philadelphia Flyers draft review

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Photo: ISS Hockey correctly ranked Ivan Provorov at 7th overall, where he was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers. (Courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Photo: ISS Hockey correctly ranked Ivan Provorov at 7th overall, where he was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers. (Courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

After struggling in the 2014-15 season, the Philadelphia Flyers earned the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Overall, Philadelphia had nine picks, including two in the first round. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: St. Louis Blues draft review

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VInce Dunn - St. Louis Blues

Photo: 2015’s 56th overall pick Vince Dunn, top five in scoring on a deep Niagara squad, adds some offensive flair to a solid St. Blues defensive prospect pool (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

After replenishing their prospect pool with ten selections in the 2014 NHL Draft, the St. Louis Blues used the 2015 NHL Draft to beef up their prospect depth at key positions. The Blues only have three goaltenders and three centers in the pipeline, and they used three of their six picks on those positions. Even with goaltenders Jordan Binnington and Ville Husso looking like legitimate prospects, at least, and Ivan Barbashev and Robby Fabbri being two centers who might be ready to make an impact soon, the Blues had plenty of room and reason to add some much needed depth to complement their best prospects.

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Devils’ prospects Santini, Wood look to motivate each other at Boston College

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Steve Santini - Boston College - 2015 Beanpot Tournament

Photo: Boston College defenseman and New Jersey Devils prospect Steve Santini will look to bounce back from an injury-shortened 2014-15 campaign when the Eagles begin their 2015-16 season in the Fall (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

Steve Santini and Miles Wood have shared parallel paths on their way to the NHL.

They were both drafted in the 2013 NHL Draft by the host team, the New Jersey Devils. Santini was a skilled defenseman taken in the second round on his way to a prestigious college hockey program. Meanwhile, Wood was a relatively unknown forward selected in the fourth round who was still playing in prep school. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: Columbus Blue Jackets draft review

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Photo: Columbus Blue Jackets pick Zach Werenski was one of Team USA' s best defensemen in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Photo: Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick Zach Werenski was one of Team USA’ s best defensemen in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ever since Jarmo Kekalainen took the helm in 2013, the Columbus Blue Jackets have been pointed in a positive direction. Heading into the 2015 NHL Draft, the club had spent a number of selections on forwards, boasting an enviable group of high-caliber, quality scorers. The major question heading into the draft was what the team would do to bolster the blueline. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: Arizona Coyotes draft review

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Dylan Strome - Arizona Coyotes

Photo: Coyotes top prospect Dylan Strome, the third overall pick at the 2015 NHL Draft, becomes another strong building block as Arizona seeks to stabilize the franchise on and off the ice (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The Arizona Coyotes have been engaged in a legal squabble with the city of Glendale over arena issues, but for the 2015 NHL Draft weekend, General Manager Don Maloney and company were able to put those business headaches aside in favor of adding to one of the deepest prospect groups in the NHL. Read more»

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