NHL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Cole Perfetti Among Those Making Waves At Hlinka-Gretzky

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Even less than two months after watching Jack Hughes selected first overall by the New Jersey Devils, scouts and prospect evaluators are already hard at work putting together their boards for the 2020 draft class. One of the premier tournaments for the following year’s prospects is the..." August 10

  • Alexis Lafreniere embracing status as projected No. 1 pick in 2020 Draft

    NHL.com "Alexis Lafreniere doesn't expect the pressure as the projected No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft to make him grip his hockey stick any tighter this season. The 6-foot-1, 192-pound left wing from Rimouski of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League welcomes the..." August 01

  • Luke Hughes following brothers Jack and Quinn on path to NHL

    Sportsnet "The 2021 NHL Draft may feel like it’s a long way off, but everything involving Luke Hughes tends to happen in a hurry. The Hughes family story of three hockey-playing boys has come up at the two most recent NHL drafts. Roughly 13 months ago, Quinn Hughes was selected seventh..." July 30

  • Dylan Cozens Signs Entry-Level Contract

    Last Word On Hockey "The Buffalo Sabres sign Dylan Cozens to an entry-level contract. Cozens was the seventh overall draft pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Cozens, who stands at 6’3″ tall and weighs180 lbs., was selected by the Sabres in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft..." July 15

  • Jack Hughes, Devils make it official with three-year contract

    New York Post "The Devils inked No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes to an entry-level contract on Friday morning, a three-year pact carrying an annual average value of $3.775 million. The deal carries a $925,000 annual salary with $2.85 million in bonuses, making the pact worth a total of $11.325..." July 12

  • Where do Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko fit in respective lineups?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The top two picks from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft have both signed their entry-level contracts. Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko signed his deal with the New York Rangers on Thursday, while American center Jack Hughes inked his contract with the New Jersey earlier this morning. Barring an..." July 12

  • Kaapo Kakko Signs Entry-Level Contract

    Sporting News "New York is making it official. The Rangers on Thursday announced they have agreed to terms with forward Kaapo Kakko on his entry-level contract. Kakko, a Finland native, was selected second overall in last month's draft behind Jack Hughes, who went to the Devils at No...." July 11

  • Moritz Seider not looking back, only ahead to future with Red Wings

    NHL.com "Moritz Seider provided one of the most memorable moments of the 2019 NHL Draft. Now the Germany-born defenseman hopes to make Detroit Red Wings fans remember him for things he does on the ice. Seider was visibly shocked when the Red Wings chose him with their first-round..." July 10

  • Jack Hughes takes ice with Devils for first time at development camp

    NHL.com "Jack Hughes appears right at home at his first development camp with the New Jersey Devils. The No. 1 pick of the 2019 NHL Draft arrived Monday evening and took part in practice Tuesday. The 18-year-old center exhibited confidence in his game, made a few special plays and never..." July 10

  • Dylan Cozens, Peyton Krebs to miss Hockey Canada’s summer World Junior camp

    Sportsnet "Buffalo Sabres first-round pick Dylan Cozens and Vegas Golden Knights first-rounder Peyton Krebs will miss Hockey Canada’s summer World Junior camp with injuries. Washington Capitals first-round pick Connor McMichael has been added to the roster as a..." July 08

  • Alex Turcotte brings star quality to Kings, draws comparisons to Kopitar

    NHL.com "Alex Turcotte sat in the Los Angeles Kings locker room after the first day of development camp in June and it was hard not to draw comparisons between the No. 5 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and the player who uses that stall during the regular season. That would be Kings captain and..." July 08

  • Blackhawks sign 2019 first-rounder Kirby Dach to 3-year entry-level contract

    Second City Hockey "The Blackhawks signed 2019 first-round draft pick Kirby Dach to a three-year entry-level contract with a $925,000 salary cap hit Monday. Dach was selected third overall in last month’s NHL draft after scoring 73 points (25 goals, 48 assists) for the Saskatoon Blades in the WHL...." July 08

  • Sabres top draft pick Dylan Cozens could miss up to 3 months after surgery

    Buffalo News "Dylan Cozens' slim chance of making the Buffalo Sabres may be over two months before training camp. Cozens, the seventh overall pick in the NHL draft last month, underwent "successful" surgery on his left thumb Wednesday and is expected to need two to three months to..." July 06

  • Avalanche draft pick Bo Byram, 18, could make an immediate impact

    Denver Post "Bo Byram treats anxiety and pressure like they don’t exist. He recognizes fear as would a combatant, merely something to conquer. For the first defenseman selected in the 2019 NHL draft, but one thing is clear: Byram oozes with the type of confidence that might allow the..." July 01

  • Sabres first-round pick Dylan Cozens to see specialist after suffering thumb injury in 3-on-3 tournament

    Buffalo News "Fans who came to Harborcenter Saturday morning to get a look at Sabres first-round draft pick Dylan Cozens got the one sight they didn't want to see: The No. 7 overall pick leaving with an injury. Cozens suffered a left thumb injury when he was upended by defenseman Brandon Hickey..." June 29

  • Mooseheads’ Justin Barron entering 2020 NHL Draft as top prospect

    Sportsnet "Going to Halifax Mooseheads games growing up was one of Justin Barron’s favourite things to do. So when the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League franchise selected him 13th overall in the 2017 draft, going to prep school like his older brother Morgan was no longer an..." June 27

  • Lightning sign first-round pick Nolan Foote to three-year, entry-level deal

    Raw Charge "It’s been roughly 90 hours since the Tampa Bay Lightning used their first round pick to take Nolan Foote. Following Philip Tomasino, Connor McMichael, and Jakob Pelletier, Nolan Foote heard his name called as the 27th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Sitting next to brother Cal..." June 25

  • Devils’ Jack Hughes receives number for rookie season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jack Hughes has his number. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft will rock the 86 jersey for the Devils in his rookie season, the first player to ever don that number in franchise history. The team announced the decision in a video on..." June 25

  • Taylor Hall extension might be easier for Devils with Jack Hughes, PK Subban on board

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils believe adding Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday and P.K. Subban in a trade Saturday will provide them additional leverage as they try to sign Taylor Hall to a contract extension. General manager Ray Shero said he plans to wait until..." June 23

  • How Rangers, fans should manage Kaapo Kakko expectations

    New York Post "Kaapo Kakko went No. 2 in the 2019 NHL Draft and wears No. 24 on his back, but 18 is the number the Rangers and their delirious fan base should never forget. That is his age. By every account and through every eye test, the Blueshirts have themselves a special young man and..." June 22

  • John Beecher Is Bruins’ First Round Draft Pick

    CBS Boston "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced Friday night that the team has selected forward John Beecher 30th overall in the first round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Beecher is a product of the United States Development Team Program (USHL). In 2018-19, the 18-year-old produced..." June 22

  • Sabres select defenseman Ryan Johnson with last pick in first round

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "With the 31st overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres have selected defenseman Ryan Johnson from the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League. The Sabres made Johnson the last pick of the first round of the NHL Draft, a pick that was originally owned by..." June 22

  • Devils select US-born Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft

    USA Today "The New Jersey Devils drafted Jack Hughes with the top pick Friday night, making him the eighth American to go No. 1 overall. Hughes, 18, was considered the No. 1 prospect from the start of the season until the finish, but in the second half of the season, many NHL scouts said Hughes..." June 21

  • Rangers select Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko No. 2 overall

    Sporting News "The Rangers knew they were going to get a good player at No. 2 no matter who the Devils selected ahead of them. And they got a stud winger in Kaapo Kakko after the Devils took United States National Team Development Program player Jack Hughes at No. 1. There was a debate as..." June 21

  • Blackhawks select Kirby Dach with No. 3 pick in NHL draft

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kirby Dach was a consensus top-10 pick entering the 2019 NHL Draft, a growing power forward with high upside and plenty of skill. But the No. 3 overall pick? That’s an unexpected gamble by the Blackhawks that will be perhaps thrilling, perhaps painful and undeniably fascinating..." June 21

  • Avalanche Selects Bowen Byram at No. 4 Overall

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club selected defenseman Bowen Byram with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft tonight at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Byram, 18, spent the 2018-19 season with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League, where he recorded..." June 21

  • Kings select Alex Turcotte with No. 5 pick

    The Score "he Los Angeles Kings selected Island Lake, Ill., native Alex Turcotte with the fifth overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft. Alex Turcotte Position: Forward Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 185 lbs Age: 18 Club: USA U-18 (NTDP) Nationality:..." June 21

  • Detroit Red Wings stun by picking Moritz Seider at No. 6 in NHL draft

    Detroit Free Press "At sixth overall in the 2019 NHL draft, the Detroit Red Wings picked German defenseman Moritz Seider at Rogers Arena. Seider was rookie of the year in the DEL, Germany’s top men’s hockey league in 2018-19. He had six points in 29 games for Mannheim. He brings size at..." June 21

  • Sabres select Yukon native Dylan Cozens with No. 7 pick in NHL Draft

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres made a key addition to the center depth of their organization Friday night with their first pick of the NHL Draft, selecting Lethbridge center Dylan Cozens with the No. 7 overall pick in Rogers Arena. Cozens is a native of Whitehorse, the largest city in..." June 21

  • Oilers Pick Philip Broberg #8 Overall

    The Hockey Writers "As far as skating is concerned, it would be hard to find a better defender in this draft class. Philip Broberg is arguably the second-best defender coming out of this draft class and it isn’t surprising to see him go so early in the 2019 Draft. Capable of playing an excellent..." June 21

  • Trevor Zegras happy to be drafted by Ducks

    CBS Sports "Zegras was drafted ninth overall by the Ducks at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Zegras proved a lot this season - he was set to be the US National Team's third-line pivot until an injury pushed him into the top six. There, Zegras showed off his elite playmaking and creativity..." June 21

  • Canucks pick Russian winger Vasily Podkolzin with No. 10 selection

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks picked Russian forward Vasily Podkolzin 10th overall at the NHL draft on Friday. The 17-year-old from Moscow played part of last season for St. Petersburg of the KHL and was the No. 2 European skater on the NHL Central Scouting prospect list. Podkolzin,..." June 21

  • Arizona Coyotes trade up to draft right-handed defenseman Victor Soderstrom

    Arizona Central "The Arizona Coyotes traded up three spots in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft to select Victor Soderstrom, a right-handed defenseman from Sweden. The Coyotes traded their original first-round pick (No. 14 overall) as well as their second-round pick (No. 45) in order to nab..." June 21

  • Wild select dynamic winger Matt Boldy with No. 12 pick in NHL Draft

    Twin Cities "Wild general manager Paul Fenton wouldn’t tip his hand in the days leading up to the NHL Draft, only saying that he felt the organization was going to get “a very good player” no matter what. Still, even Fenton couldn’t have imagined the draft board shaking out..." June 21

  • Florida Panthers Select Goaltender Spencer Knight 13th Overall

    NHL.com "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that with the 13th pick of the 2019 Draft, the Panthers have selected goaltender Spencer Knight. "We are proud to have selected Spencer with the 13th overall pick of the 2019 NHL..." June 21

  • Flyers Select Defenseman Cam York With 14th Pick After Trading Down

    CBS Philly "The Flyers traded down three spots in the first round before selecting defenseman Cam York with the 14th pick of the NHL Draft. The Flyers sent the 11th pick to Arizona for the 14th pick and a second round pick (No. 45) in the deal. Last week, the Flyers sent their own second round..." June 21

  • Canadiens select 5-foot-7 Cole Caufield 15th at NHL draft

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens selected right-winger Cole Caufield with the 15th overall pick at Friday night’s NHL Draft at the Rogers Arena. Canadiens captain Shea Weber announced the selection. The 5-foot-7, 157-pound Caufield played this season with the USA U-18 team, posting 58-24-82 totals..." June 21

  • Avalanche Selects Alex Newhook at No. 16 Overall at 2019 NHL Draft

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche selected center Alex Newhook with the No. 16 overall pick on Friday night at the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena. Newhook, 18, just finished his second season in 2018-19 with the Victoria Grizzlies of the British Columbia Hockey League, the same league that..." June 21

  • Golden Knights select Peyton Krebs with No. 17 overall pick in 2019 NHL Entry Draft

    Knights On Ice "With the No. 17 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Vegas Golden Knights select forward Peyton Krebs from the WHL’s Winnipeg Ice! Krebs, 5-foot-11 and 181 pounds, is coming off a big season as captain of the Ice. In 64 games, Krebs netted 19 goals and 49 assists for 68..." June 21

  • Stars draft Thomas Harley 18th overall

    The Score "The Dallas Stars bolstered their blue-line depth at the 2019 NHL Draft, selecting defenseman Thomas Harley with the 18th overall pick. Thomas Harley Position: Defense Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 192 lbs Age: 17 Club: Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)June 21

  • Jets take Finnish defenceman Ville Heinola 20th overall

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets selected Finnish defenceman Ville Heinola with the 20th overall pick at the NHL draft on Friday. The 18-year-old played 34 games with Lukko Rauma in Finland last season, scoring two goals and adding 12 assists. He added a goal and an assist over seven playoff..." June 21

  • Predators select Philip Tomasino with No. 24 pick

    The Score "The Nashville Predators chose Philip Tomasino with the 24th overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft. Position: Forward Height: 6-feet Weight: 183 lbs Age: 17 Club: Niagara IceDogs (OHL) Nationality: Canadian Tomasino, who was projected by many..." June 21

  • Capitals pick Connor McMichael, Canadian center, in first round of 2019 draft

    Washington Times "The Washington Capitals selected center Connor McMichael with the No. 25 overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NHL draft Friday night. McMichael, 18, got onto scouts’ radars with a breakout season for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League in which he tallied 36..." June 21

  • Calgary Flames Select Jakob Pelletier With The 26th Pick In the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "Well, the Flames didn't trade T.J. Brodie at 26, but drafted a player similar to someone already on their roster.... Johnny Gaudreau. Calgary took the 5'9" Jakob Pelletier with the 26th pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. " June 21

  • Lightning select Nolan Foote as its No. 27 pick

    Tampa Bay Times "Family ties are staying with Tampa Bay as the Lightning selected Nolan Foote as its 27th pick Friday night in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft. Foote, a left winger from Canada, played in 66 games this season, notching 63 points on the year. Foote’s father Adam..." June 21

  • Hurricanes select Ryan Suzuki with 28th pick

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes chose Ryan Suzuki with the 28th overall pick at the 2019 NHL Draft. Ryan Suzuki Position: Forward Height: 6-feet Weight: 181 lbs Age: 18 Club: Barrie Colts (OHL) Nationality: Canada Suzuki led the Colts in..." June 21

  • Brayden Tracey selected by the Ducks 29th overall

    CBS Sports "Tracey was drafted 29th overall by the Ducks at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. He was the team's second pick of the first round. Tracey is a sniper on a steep development curve. But this pick is a real gamble. His skating is average or a bit below, but skating is the easiest..." June 21

  • Americans set to dominate first round of the NHL Draft

    TSN "While NHL scouts can and will weigh and measure the merits of Jack Hughes vs. Kaapo Kakko, there’s no debating this  - a Canadian will not be the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year. With Hughes, the American centre, and..." June 21

  • Jack Hughes sees self, Kakko being linked like Ovechkin, Crosby ahead of Draft

    NHL.com "Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko, expected to be the first two picks in the 2019 NHL Draft, met off the ice for the first time Thursday. But Hughes knows it won't be the last time they're viewed together if the New Jersey Devils select him with the No. 1 pick and Kakko goes No. 2..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21