Way-too-early 2018 NHL draft rankings
Joe Veleno is the latest player to be granted exceptional status by Hockey Canada. Is he the top prospect available for the 2018 NHL draft?
2017 NHL draft grades
With the 2017 NHL draft in the books, Corey Pronman grades all 31 teams on their hauls. The Vegas Golden Knights hit the jackpot, adding four high-end prospects, but which other teams did well?
Top draft-weekend takeaways
The draft delivered a handful of new prospects to every NHL team, but the 217 picks weren't the only major things to know from Chicago over the weekend.
NHL trade tracker
Expansion and the NHL draft have heated up the trade market. Track all the action and latest deals right here.
Full coverage: 2017 NHL draft
The NHL world descends upon Chicago for the weekend of June 23 and 24 for the 2017 draft. Get all you need to know in one place.
Elliott, Edelman, Baez featured in Body Issue
The ninth Body Issue, which celebrates the athletic form, will feature some of the biggest names in sports, including Ezekiel Elliott, Julian Edelman and Javier Baez.
It took quite a while, but the Islanders finally found a trade for Travis Hamonic. He heads to the Flames along with a conditional fourth-round pick in 2019 or 2020, in exchange for Calgary's first- and second-round picks in 2018 and a conditional second-round pick in 2019 or 2020. The conditional picks will both be swapped in 2019 if the Flames do not make the playoffs; otherwise, they will be swapped in 2020.
Best Day 2 NHL draft prospects
Who are the best remaining prospects for Rounds 2 through 7 of the NHL draft? Here's our ranking.
Blues get Schenn in draft-day deal with Flyers
The St. Louis Blues acquired center Brayden Schenn from the Philadelphia Flyers in completing two trades during the first round of the NHL draft Friday night.
The Penguins traded pick No. 31 and Oskar Sundqvist to the Blues in exchange for enforcer Ryan Reaves and pick No. 51. A head-scratcher for the Cup champs.
Devils take Hischier with first pick.
With the first pick in the 2017 NHL draft, the New Jersey Devils select 18-year-old center Nico Hischier. He's the highest drafted Swiss player in NHL history.
The Blues have traded pick No. 27, Jori Lehtera and a conditional 2018 first-round pick to the Flyers for Brayden Schenn. A real trade!
Ducks re-sign Eaves to 3-year, $9.45M deal
Veteran scorer Patrick Eaves, who initially was a late-season rental for the Ducks' playoff push and cost the team a first-round pick to Dallas, has agreed to a three-year, $9.45 million contract with Anaheim.
Buffalo selects Casey Mittelstadt 8th overall. Mittelstadt can dangle in open ice with the best of them, playing with pace, and can make a highlight happen at any given moment. Mittelstadt sees the ice very well, often executing on high-difficulty feeds and being a primary starting point of offense. Despite a strong frame, he loses more battles than he should.
Rangers select Lias Andersson 7th overall. Andersson won't dazzle with high-end dekes, but there is a lot of skill to Andersson's game. He makes quick decisions, has a quick shot, sees his options well and has good puck skills. Andersson might be below average in size, but he's tough and strong for a player his age, and he can kill penalties adequately.
Las Vegas selects Cody Glass with their first ever draft pick sixth overall. He's a dynamic playmaker, who has the skill, size and IQ to be a significant scorer in the NHL. Some scouts I talk to praise his skating. I haven't seen a blow-you-away gear from him.
Vancouver selects Elias Pettersson fifth overall. Pettersson has very quick hands and a ton of creativity in his game, and even when he's being tightly checked, he's able to generate space for himself. He sees the ice very well and can make difficult feeds. He has heavy feet and struggles to win battles as he has a wiry frame and isn't a very intense battler.
Colorado picks Cale Makar fourth overall. Makar skates very well, with a good burst out of each stride. He's aggressive jumping into the play, and he can pressure opponents with his speed. He's also a highly skilled puck handler, with high-end offensive instincts.His size is the main issue, as he has a short wingspan and can struggle to win battles or close gaps.
Dallas picks Miro Heiskanen third overall. His hockey sense is advanced to the point that he dictates the play due to how effectively he moves the puck. His mobility is very good as well, as he can get up into the rush and close his gaps efficiently.
Philadelphia selects Nolan Patrick second overall. Patrick missed a substantial part of the season due to injury. However, he remains a top prospect. Patrick's best trait is his hockey sense. He's a highly creative playmaker, with high-end vision and puck skills. His skating isn't as dynamic as his playmaking, as it's more about pro average than top level. He's a player without a glaring flaw.
Hischier taken at No. 1; Vegas goes with Glass
The NHL draft saw a duo of talented forwards go No. 1 and No. 2, with Swiss-born Nico Hischier taken by the Devils and Nolan Patrick headed to the Flyers. The expansion Golden Knights took Cody Glass as the first-ever pick in franchise history.
New Jersey picks Nico Hischier first overall. He's a very good skater, a creative puck handler who can dictate possession with his skill. However, his best trait is his hockey sense. He anticipates pressure so well, moves the puck into the right places and outsmarts defenders.
Pick-by-pick analysis of Round 1 of the NHL draft
The 2017 NHL draft is finally here. Follow along with live analysis of every first-round selection on Friday night, including scouting notes, team fit and more.
Russell signs four-year deal to stay with Oilers
Calling Edmonton "a place I want to be," free-agent defenseman Kris Russell signed a four-year contract with the Oilers on Friday.
A relative calm on the floor of the United Center 90 minutes before the start of the 2017 NHL draft.
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2017 ESPY Awards on July 12 on ABC!
The expansion draft is heating up the trade calls. Track the action of all the latest trades right here.