TOP STORIES

 

Bouwmeester, Prust traded to Calgary...

The Florida Panthers have traded soon-to-be unrestricted free agent defenceman Jay Bouwmeester to the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenceman Jordan Leopold and a third-round (67th) draft choice.

 
 
 

Canadian content still strong at NHL...

Oh Canada, the National Hockey League still prefers you.

 

Sedin contract talks in full stall ...

The Sedins twins seem to be slip, sliding away.

 

Canadiens pick Quebecer Gabriel Dumont...

It’s Day 2 at the NHL Entry Draft Saturday, and to say it’s lower-key at the Bell Centre would be to understate the fact.

 
 
 

TOP DRAFT PICKS


1. New York Islanders
John Tavares, C
London (OHL)


2. Tampa Bay Lightning
Victor Hedman, D
MoDo (Swe)


3. Colorado Avalanche
Matt Duchene, C
Brampton (OHL)


4. Atlanta Thrashers
Evander Kane, D
Vancouver (WHL)


5. Los Angeles Kings
Brayden Schenn, C
Brandon (OHL)


6. Phoenix Coyotes
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D
Leksand (Swe)


7. Toronto Maple Leafs
Nazem Kadri, C
London (OHL)

MORE STORIES

 

Oilers pick Anton Lander, trade Brodziak...

The past and the future traded places. After the Edmonton Oilers went overseas with their second pick of the NHL draft, selecting Swedish forward Anton Lander, they traded Kyle Brodziak to the Minnesota Wild for the 99th and 133rd picks.

 

Canucks take Swedish winger, Edmonton...

The Vancouver Canucks selected Swedish winger Anton Rodin in the second round and Edmonton-born defenceman Kevin Connauton in the third round of the 2009 NHL entry draft.

 

Tavares goes first to Islanders, Tampa...

John Tavares lived up to his early billing and was selected first overall at the National Hockey League's entry draft in Montreal on Friday night by the New York Islanders.

 

Leafs add speedy Kadri with seventh...

Brian Burke got his man. Thing is, that man was not Brayden Schenn or John Tavares.

 
 
 
 

DRAFT ESSENTIALS

 

Who's No. 1?

Trade rumors, whispers and newsmakers...

 

Hope, or Hype?

Since he was 15, John Tavares was destined to become the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He probably will still be, but the gap has been closed by Swedish defenseman Victor Hedman.

 

Central Scouting final rankings

The top 200 domestic and international skaters, plus the top goaltenders.

 

Draft order

The Islanders pick first, followed by the Lightning and the Avalanche. Get the full list.

 

Future watch

Nowadays, NHL teams are in need of scouting every league imaginable. That's because the salary cap means teams are no longer able to simply buy talent...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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