• Philadelphia Flyers Will Try To Sign Wayne Simmonds To Contract Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Speaking to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet on the draft floor immediately after selecting Jay O’Brien, Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall confirmed that he’ll try to sign Wayne Simmonds to a contract extension this summer. Simmonds is on the final season of his current deal, and is..." June 22

  • Sabres select Rasmus Dahlin with first-overall pick of NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The Buffalo Sabres have selected Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin with the first-overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. The 18-year-old becomes the second Swede ever chosen with the No. 1 pick — the first since the Quebec Nordiques drafted Mats Sundin in 1989 — and the first..." June 22

  • Hurricanes Pick Andrei Svechnikov #2 Overall

    The Hockey Writers "With the 2nd Pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes Have Selected Andrei Svechnikov From Barrie Colts in the OHL. About Andrei Svechnikov Despite missing some time to start the season, Andre Svechnikov quickly proved that he is indeed one of the very best..." June 22

  • Canadiens select Kotkaniemi No. 3 overall at NHL draft

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens selected Finnish centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the No. 3 overall pick at the NHL Draft Friday night in Dallas. Kotkaniemi, a 6-foot-2, 181-pounder, was only ranked No. 6 among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting. In 57 games last season with Assat in the Finnish..." June 22

  • Senators select Brady Tkachuk with fourth-overall pick in NHL draft

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators welcomed Brady Tkachuk to the organization Friday night. The Senators used the No. 4 selection in the National Hockey League draft to select the gritty forward from Boston University. He’s the son of former NHLer Keith Tkachuk and the brother of Calgary..." June 22

  • Arizona Coyotes select Barrett Hayton with No. 5 overall pick in NHL draft

    Arizona Central "The Coyotes selected center Barrett Hayton with the No. 5 overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday. Hayton, regarded as a true two-way center, totaled 60 points (21 goals, 39 assists) with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season. " June 22

  • Red Wings take Filip Zadina with sixth pick in 2018 NHL draft

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings selected Filip Zadina of the Czech Republicwith the No. 6 overall pick in Friday's 2018 NHL draft. He's a great goalscorer. Can score with shot, can score in hard areas by going to net. Solid on his skates and has playmaking ability as..." June 22

  • Canucks select Quinn Hughes No. 7 overall at NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have selected defenceman Quinn Hughes with the No. 7 overall pick at the 2018 NHL Draft. Hughes is the second blue liner selected at this year’s draft behind Rasmus Dahlin in a class filled with talented rearguards. The offensive defenceman is known for..." June 22

  • Blackhawks take Swedish defenseman Adam Boqvist with No. 8 pick

    Chicago Sun-Times "Adam Boqvist very well might end up being the second-best defenseman taken in the 2018 NHL Draft. But it could be a few years before anybody knows for sure. With higher-ranked Noah Dobson and Evan Bouchard still on the board, and sniper Oliver Wahlstrom also available, the Hawks took..." June 22

  • Rangers' Vitali Kravtsov: Leaps up to ninth at draft

    CBS Sports "Kravtsov was drafted ninth overall by the Rangers at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Kravtsov is a real diamond in the rough. Playing this past season in the KHL at just 18, he put up solid numbers. But in the postseason, Kravtsov exploded with 11 points in 16 games -- that was..." June 22

  • Edmonton Oilers hang on to their #10 draft pick, select high-scoring blueliner Evan Bouchard

    Edmonton Journal "After all the crazy rumours, rampant speculation and idle chitchat about what Peter Chiarelli might do with the Edmonton Oilers’ first round draft pick, in the end the GM decided to hang on to it, selecting offensive defenceman Evan Bouchard from London Knights. After several..." June 22

  • NY Islanders pick Oliver Wahlstrom, Noah Dobson back-to-back in the first round

    North Jersey "The Islanders made the rare double dip on Friday in the NHL Draft. The team went back-to-back in the first round, taking Oliver Wahlstrom at No. 11 before then taking Noah Dobson at No. 12. Thus is the first draft pick under a new front office headed by legendary Devils..." June 22

  • Stars' Ty Dellandrea: Goes off draft board at 13

    CBS Sports "Dellandrea was drafted 13th overall by the Stars at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Dellandrea could be a steal. He had a seriously underwhelming 2017-18 with the OHL Flint Firebirds, but exploded for Team Canada at the World Under-18s where he was one of the best Canadians on the..." June 22

  • Flyers select forward Joel Farabee with 14th overall pick in 2018 NHL Draft

    Philly Voice "With the 14th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia selected forward Joel Farabee, an 18-year-old winger from New York who will play for Boston University next season. "It's awesome. I really dont even have any words right now — I am soaking it in,"..." June 22

  • Panthers select Grigori Denisenko with 15th pick

    The Score "The Florida Panthers chose forward Grigori Denisenko 15th overall Friday night. Grigori Denisenko Position: LW Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 176 lbs Age: 17 Club: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Jr. (MHL) Nationality:..." June 22

  • Avalanche's Martin Kaut: Smart player drafted 16th overall

    CBS New York "Kaut was drafted 16th overall by the Avalanches at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Kaut's best asset is his brain -- he thinks the game at an incredibly high level. He sees plays several steps ahead, which translates into almost zero errors with the puck. Kaut's defensive..." June 22

  • Devils pick defenseman Ty Smith at No. 17 overall

    North Jersey "The Devils drafted defenseman Ty Smith with the 17th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday night in Dallas. The 5-11, 165-pound out had 14 goals and 59 assists for the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League last season.  His 73 points were the most by a WHL defenseman in..." June 22

  • Blue Jackets' Liam Foudy: Becomes 18th pick at draft

    CBS Sports "Foudy was drafted 18th overall by the Blue Jackets at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Foudy's draft stock shot up like a rocket over the course of the season. In September, most scouts had him tagged as a middle-round option. But he exploded in London when given a bigger role..." June 22

  • Flyers Select C Jay O'Brien with 19th Overall Pick

    Sports Talk Philly "The Flyers were back on the clock with the 19th overall pick and again addressed the forward position. With the 19th pick, the Flyers selected center Jay O'Brien. O'Brien played for Thayer Academy last season, scoring 43 goals and posting 80 points in 30 games this..." June 22

  • Kings select two-way speedster Rasmus Kupari 20th overall

    The Score "The Los Angeles Kings drafted Rasmus Kupari with the 20th overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday night. Position: Center Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 183 lbs Age: 18 Club: Karpat (SM-liiga) Nationality:..." June 22

  • Sharks Select D Ryan Merkley With No. 21 Overall Pick in 2018 NHL Draft

    NBC Bay Area "The Sharks selected defenseman Ryan Merkley with their fist-round pick, No. 21 overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft on Friday.  The 17-year-old Merkley scored 67 points (13 goals, 54 assists) in 63 games with the OHL's Guelph Storm. " June 22

  • K'Andre Miller is first Minnesotan taken, 22nd overall by Rangers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Defenseman K'Andre Miller was the first Minnesotan taken in the NHL Draft on Friday night, going 22nd overall to the New York Rangers. The Rangers got the pick from Ottawa by giving the Senators the 26th and 48th picks. Miller, who is from Hopkins and skated for..." June 22

  • Ducks draft Swedish center Isac Lundestrom with No. 23 pick in first round

    Orange County Register "The Ducks, perhaps mindful of their need for top-six forwards in the coming years, did the expected Friday and drafted Swedish center Isac Lundestrom with the No. 23 overall pick of the NHL draft. Lundestrom, 18, is listed at 6-foot, 183 pounds, and also can play left wing. Last year,..." June 22

  • Wild draft young Swedish defenseman Filip Johansson with No. 24 overall pick

    Twin Cities "After tons of trade speculation in the days leading up to the NHL draft, the Wild decided to stand pat Friday night at American Airlines Arena, selecting Swedish defenseman Filip Johansson with the No. 24 overall pick. Although it’ll likely be a couple of years before Johansson..." June 22

  • Senators draft Jacob Bernard-Docker with 26th overall pick

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have selected defenceman Jacob Bernard-Docker with the 26th overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft. This is the Senators’ second pick of Friday’s first round. They took winger Brady Tkachuk fourth overall before trading back with their second, sending No...." June 22

  • Blackhawks' Nicolas Beaudin: Goes 27th overall at draft

    CBS Sports "Beaudin was drafted 27th overall by the Blackhawks at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Beaudin was expected to be an early second-rounder, so going off the board late in the first wasn't a stretch. He's a bit undersized at 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, but he's a super..." June 22

  • Caps deal Grubauer, Orpik to Avalanche for 2nd rd pick

    NHL.com "The Washington Capitals have acquired a second round pick, 47th-overall, from the Colorado Avalanche in the 2018 NHL Draft in exchange for defenseman Brooks Orpik and Philipp Grubauer, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. "We would like to..." June 22

  • Red Wings select two-way center Joe Veleno at No. 30

    Michigan Live "Joe Veleno was projected to be selected midway through the first round of the NHL draft Friday, if not higher. He likely is disappointed to be the second-to-last pick in the opening round, but the Detroit Red Wings are not. The Red Wings selected the two-way center from Dummondville..." June 22

  • Tavares expected to decide on interview period Saturday

    The Score "John Tavares is expected to decide on Day 2 of the NHL draft whether to take advantage of the free-agency interview period that opens Sunday, TSN's Darren Dreger reports. New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello said Thursday that there's zero chance of a..." June 22

  • Blake Comeau will not return to Avs, Bernier not looking likely either

    BSN Denver "Blake Comeau, who had a solid season with the Avalanche but was the team's second-oldest player and a potential unrestricted free agent, will not be offered a new contract by the team, BSN Denver has learned. Comeau, 32, will go to the open market on July 1, and can listen to..." June 22

  • Avs will probably buy out Orpik if they can't find trade partner

    The Score "Brooks Orpik was sent to the Colorado Avalanche along with Philipp Grubauer for a second-round pick in a draft-day trade, but the veteran blue-liner might not be in Denver for long. The Avs reportedly intend to trade Orpik, and if they can't, the team will probably buy him out,..." June 22

  • Detroit Red Wings Don’t Expect To Move Up In Draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The biggest question about the upcoming NHL draft is what the Montreal Canadiens will do with the third-overall pick. While reports continue to circulate that they are enamored with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and would be willing to select him right after Carolina takes Andrei..." June 22

  • Flyers reportedly interested in trading for Ryan O'Reilly

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Culture change is a funny thing, and it doesn’t just happen in Philadelphia — it’s happening in Buffalo. It’s no secret the Sabres want to change their recent fortune of not being very good at hockey and it all begins tonight at the draft when they’re..." June 22

  • Report: Coyotes, Wild discussed Domi deal prior to Galchenyuk trade

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens reportedly weren't the only team interested in acquiring Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes. Prior to the Friday trade that sent Domi to the Canadiens, a deal was discussed that would've seen the playmaking winger moved to..." June 22

  • Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward likely to hit open market

    Sportsnet "Cam Ward has played every game of his NHL career in a Carolina Hurricanes uniform but that may change by the time the 2018-19 season rolls around. According to Hurricanes beat reporter Chip Alexander, the pending unrestricted free agent netminder prefers to stay with..." June 22

  • Sweeney: Bruins will close door on Nash if team signs Kovalchuk

    TSN "Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney confirmed Thursday he's spoken to Ilya Kovalchuk's camp and is interested in adding the Russian winger to his roster this summer. “We’ve spoken to their camp. We have not met with them in person, but we’ve spoken..." June 22

  • Steve Yzerman: Lightning won’t re-sign forward Chris Kunitz

    Tampa Bay Times "As expected, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he does not intend to re-sign veteran forward Chris Kunitz, who will seek his fifth Stanley Cup with a different team next season. Kunitz, 38, brought much-needed playoff experience in his lone season with the Lightning,..." June 22

  • Rasmus Dahlin addition can be a franchise changer for Sabres

    Pro Hockey Talk "The moment NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly flipped over the card to reveal the Buffalo Sabres logo, it was a done deal where Rasmus Dahlin would begin his professional hockey career. But maybe out of superstition or not wanting to get ahead of things, the 18-year-old Dahlin..." June 22

  • Canucks Re-Sign Markus Granlund

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-signed forward Markus Granlund to a one-year, one-way contract valued at $1.475M. "Markus is a versatile forward with the ability to play in all situations," said Benning. "He..." June 22

  • Rangers employing rebuild plan they haven’t tried in 40 years

    New York Post "It has been four decades since the Rangers built their team primarily through the draft — the 1970s, when homegrown Steve Vickers, Pat Hickey, Dave Maloney, Ron Greschner, Don Murdoch, Dave Farrish, Mike McEwen, Lucien DeBlois, Ron Duguay, Mario Marois and Don Maloney formed the..." June 22

  • Could Bruins-Klefbom talks be heating up?

    NBC Sports Boston "It’s more smoke than fire, hours ahead of the first round of the NHL draft at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday night, but the rumblings involving Oscar Klefbom and the Bruins are out there in hockey circles. Klefbom, 24, the Edmonton Oilers defenseman,..." June 22

  • Sabres GM says RFA Robin Lehner ‘not coming back next year’

    Sportsnet "The Buffalo Sabres are letting goalie Robin Lehner walk. General manager Jason Botterill told reporters in Dallas Friday the team will not be extending a qualifying offer to the pending restricted free agent, making him a UFA on July 1 and saving the team roughly..." June 22

  • Blues, Penguins Interested In Jeff Skinner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Penguins and Blues are among the teams that are interested in acquiring Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner, Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic reports (Twitter link).  Skinner has been frequently speculated as a trade candidate in recent months as he gets set to enter the final..." June 22

  • Report: Kovalchuk's agent expected to meet with Bruins, Kings, Knights, Sharks

    The Score "After weeks of speculation, Ilya Kovalchuk's preferred NHL destination is starting to become much clearer, as the highly sought-after winger's agent is expected to meet with four teams Friday to discuss acquiring the sniper's services, according to The Athletic's Pierre..." June 22

  • NHL Rumors: Craig Anderson could also be on the move

    Ottawa Sun "As if the Ottawa Senators don’t have enough to deal with already, now there’s talk goalie Craig Anderson has asked for a change of scenery by requesting a trade. Yes, there’s a possibility he could moved this summer, but the reality is there’s not a huge market..." June 22

  • Lightning add former Tampa Bay player Jeff Halpern as assistant coach

    Fox Sports Florida "The Tampa Bay Lightning have named former Lightning forward Jeff Halpern to the position of assistant coach on Friday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Halpern, 42, first joined the Lightning organization for the 2015-16 season as the team’s..." June 22

  • Lightning sign goaltender Louis Domingue to two-year contract

    TSN "The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Louis Domingue to a two-year contract worth $1.15 million per season, General manager Steve Yzerman announced today.  Domingue won seven of his 11 starts for the Lightning after being acquired from the Arizona Coyotes in..." June 22

  • Oilers Open for Business?

    The Hockey Writers "If the right player is available, Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli is willing to deal the club’s first-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft. Chiarelli addressed the media ahead of the draft festivities in Dallas and admitted the club has had some discussions around trading..." June 22

  • Trotz is next step in Islanders revival — and a big Tavares lure

    New York Post "Boy, how things have fallen into place for the Islanders. And it’s all happened so fast. The total restructuring of the organization that continued with the hiring of Barry Trotz as the new head coach on Thursday could only have been thought of as fantasy a few months..." June 22

  • Cuomo: Islanders add 8 more games to Coliseum schedule

    Newsday "The Islanders will play an additional eight games at NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Coliseum during the 2018-19 season, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday. The increase means the Islanders will play 20 of their 82 games next season at the Uniondale venue they called home from..." June 22