NHL Draft Recap of Round One

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26. Montreal Canadiens – D Noah Juulsen.

The Canadiens addressed their need for a defensman. Juulsen isn’t afraid to hit and he has great hands. Good pick.

27. Anaheim Ducks – D Jacob Larsson

The two-way defenseman, Larsson plays for Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League. He also was named top defenseman in Sweden’s Under-18. Good pick.

28. New York Islanders – C Anthony Beauvillier.

Their second pick in the 1st round, he is a described as “versatile.” He had 94 points (42 goals) in 67 games for Shawinigan in 2014-15. Good pick.

29. Columbus Blue Jackets – D Gabriel Carlsson.

The Blue Jackets traded up to 29th pick by trading the 34th and 68th pick for the 29th pick, the Jackets selected Carlesson from Linkoping from the SHL.  Carlesson will address the needs for the Blue Jackets. Good pick.

30. Arizona Coyotes – RW Nicholas Merkley.

last, but not least The Coyotes picked Nichoas Merkley. He has 90 points scoring 20 goals and 70 assists in 72 games for the Rockets. He likely only needs one more year before he can be a full-time NHLer. great pick.

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