NHL Draft Recap of Round One

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The NHL Draft kicked off with a big splash last night in Sunrise Florida. There where trades made that surprised the masses. While some teams picked some questionable players that left people scratching their head. Here is a recap of all the picks and who took which players.

1. Edmonton Oilers – C Connor McDavid.

The Edmonton Oilers, their 3rd No. 1 pick in five years drafted the expected number one, great pick. Connor McDavid will do nothing but help this team as they are looking to finish better than they had the prior seasons.

2. Buffalo Sabres – C Jack Eichel

The Sabres recieved Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn from Colorado. they kept the number two pick and picked Jack Eichel, which was expected. The Sabres also received goaltender, Robin Lehner and forward David Legwand in return for the 21st pick.

3. Arizona Coyotes – C Dylan Strome.

Any signing is a good singing for the Coyotes. The lack depth in many areas. He will likely be able to compete for a spot right away.

4. Toronto Maple Leafs – RW Mitch Marner.

The first draft under the Mike Babcock era for the Leafs. It is the highest draft pick the Leafs have in 26 years.  Their pick is pretty underwhelming he is 5’11” 160. Backcock must see something special in him because he isn’t the biggest player in the world.

5. Carolina Hurricanes – D Noah Hanifin.

Great pick by the hurricanes. One of the best players in the draft. The Maple Leafs messed up by not picking him.

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