June 27, 2014

Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings select Sweden's Adrian Kempe in 1st round of draft

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 11:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Adrian Kempe grew up in Sweden idolizing Marian Gaborik, and he models his game after Dustin Brown.He'll likely get a chance to play with both members of the Los Angeles Kings after they drafted the forward in the first round Friday night.


Anaheim Ducks cap busy day by landing power forward Nick Ritchie with 10th pick in NHL draft

Anaheim Ducks cap busy day by landing power forward Nick Ritchie with 10th pick in NHL draft

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 10:47 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - A few hours after the Anaheim Ducks added Ryan Kesler to their roster, first-round pick Nick Ritchie said he plans to join that group in the fall as well.


Canucks start draft-day dealing early by sending Kesler to Anaheim, and Garrison to Lightning

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 10:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - The Vancouver Canucks were busy early on NHL draft day, sending star forward Ryan Kesler to Anaheim, and defenceman Jason Garrison to Tampa Bay as part of three trades hours before Florida chose Aaron Ekblad with the No.


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.

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