The Western Hockey League led the way with seven first round selections on Friday night led by Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings going 2nd overall to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Every year following the NHL Draft, analysts from all around the globe break down the draft and critique why a specific player was taken, which player wasn't taken, why the Red Wings drafted a goalie, why the Panthers didn't draft a goalie, and so on.
A Canadian headed the list of 60 current or future NCAA Division 1 players selected during the 2017 NHL Entry Draft held over the weekend at the United Center in Chicago.
When the Los Angeles Kings stepped up to the podium to make the 41st overall selection in the NHL Draft, Calgary native Jaret Anderson-Dolan was sitting in the stands with his family and had a feeling he was about to hear his name called.
It wasn't until a breakout game in the World Jr. A Challenge this past December that scouts had the chance to see what Calgary native and Brooks Bandits defenceman Cale Makar was all about.
Henri Jokiharju is a steady stay at home defenceman who is developing an offensive side to his game as he adjusts to the North American ice.
Morgan Frost is the definition of a hard-working puck hungry forward who has an unselfish pass-first mentality. Has quick hands and can maneuver in real tight spots.
Real athletic defenceman who can move the puck well out of his zone with a good first pass. Can read the play well and follow up his passes getting into good position in the offensive zone.
Perhaps, the best playmaker in the draft, undersized Yamamoto is an ultra-skilled winger who can make plays develop out of nothing and always knows where his linemates are.
Robert Thomas is another name to remember coming out of the Knights program. He is a smooth playmaking Centre who has good speed and a real soft touch with the puck. Always thinking pass first and has tripled his point production from last season.
JuusoValimaki was new to the WHL and the Americans last season and managed to put up seven goals and 32 points in 56 games. His leadership is quite noticeable on the ice as he communicates well and shows emotion at both ends of the ice.
Son of NHL defenceman Adam Foote, Callan Foote is yet another talented defenceman ready to come out of the Kelowna Rockets system. Foote raised many eyebrows in his underage season not only for his defensive play, but his offensive skills as well by posting 36 points in 71 games.
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