June 27, 2014

Islanders keep No. 5 pick in NHL draft and take forward Dal Colle; grab Ho-Sang at No. 28

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 10:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - The New York Islanders held onto the No. 5 pick in the NHL draft, and came away with forward Michael Dal Colle on Friday night.


Habs draft pick Scherbak wins over crowd, shows off colourful personality

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 10:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - It didn't take Russian forward Nikita Scherbak long to win over the Montreal media."Oh my God, a lot of people," a nervous Scherbak said as he approached a phalanx of media backstage at Wells Fargo Center after going 26th overall to the Canadiens in the first round of the NHL draft Friday.


Sanheim Steamrolller: Flyers select defenceman Travis Sanheim with 17th pick in NHL draft

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 9:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers selected defenceman Travis Sanheim with the 17th overall pick in the NHL draft.The Philly crowd was rowdy all night and ready to cheer the latest Flyer.


Penguins send James Neal to Nashville in exchange for Patric Hornqvist, Nick Spaling

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 8:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Pittsburgh Penguins have sent forward James Neal to the Nashville Predators in exchange for forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling.


Winnipeg Jets select forward Nikolaj Ehlers with ninth overall pick

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 8:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Nikolaj Ehlers is a two-sport star who credits his time on the soccer pitch with helping his game on the ice.Ehlers, who played for Denmark's national team until he was 14 before concentrating on hockey, was selected by the Winnipeg Jets with the ninth overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday night.


Leafs go for Swedish sizzle in NHL draft, taking baby-faced William Nylander

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 8:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - The Toronto Maple Leafs opted for some young Swedish sizzle in picking William Nylander eighth overall in the NHL draft Friday.


Jake Virtanen gets drafted by his favourite team on busy day for the Canucks

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 7:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Too worried about his own draft night, Jake Virtanen didn't hear about his hometown Vancouver Canucks trading Ryan Kesler until late Friday.


Flames take Kingston centre Sam Bennett with fourth pick in NHL draft

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 7:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Forward Sam Bennett knew right away which NHL city he wanted to call home.After visiting Calgary, he went home to his parents and declared that he wanted to become a Flame.


Buffalo Sabres fill key need by selecting Sam Reinhart with No. 2 pick in NHL draft

Buffalo Sabres fill key need by selecting Sam Reinhart with No. 2 pick in NHL draft

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 7:38 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Center Sam Reinhart's play-making ability made him the first significant piece of the Buffalo Sabres' rebuilding process.He's got the family name going for him, too.


Big German centre Leon Draisaitl fills major need for young Oilers

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 7:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - It's far from a coincidence that the Edmonton Oilers went big with the third pick in the NHL draft.In taking German centre Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers added some much-needed size and depth at a position of great importance.


Panthers choose defenceman Aaron Ekblad first in NHL draft but make him sweat

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 7:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon kept everyone guessing right up to his announcement to open Friday's NHL draft."We proudly select, with the first pick overall of the 2014 NHL draft from the Ontario Hockey League," Tallon told a feisty full house at Wells Fargo Arena.


NHL sets 2014-'15 salary cap at $69 million, floor at $51 million

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - A $69 million salary cap wasn't what most NHL general managers expected, and it's a hurdle many big-budget teams will have to overcome.

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