NHL Entry Draft

In this March 26, 2018 photo Calgary Flames' Dougie Hamilton waits for the puck to drop during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Hamilton as part of a blockbuster trade with the Calgary Flames at the NHL draft. Carolina got Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox from Calgary for center Elias Lindholm and defenseman Noah Hanifin. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 23, 2018 - 4:57 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Calgary Flames at the NHL draft, the latest move in a time of change for the playoff-starved team. Carolina got Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox from...
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Rasmus Dahlin, of Sweden, puts on a jersey after being selected by the Buffalo Sabres during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
June 22, 2018 - 9:09 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of an NHL draft that also featured some curveballs. The Sabres taking Dahlin was automatic since...
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NHL Draft prospect Rasmus Dahlin, of Sweden, talks to the media in Dallas, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The NHL Draft takes place Friday and Saturday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
June 21, 2018 - 9:02 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens can make the first real move in the NHL draft with the third overall pick. If everything goes as expected in Big D on Friday night, play-making Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will be the first overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres. Russian forward Andrei...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Wyoming's Josh Allen, center, takes a selfie of himself with Buffalo Bills fans after being selected by the team during the first round of the NFL football draft, in Arlington, Texas. It has never been easy being a sports fan in Buffalo, where losing has been customary. A renewed sense of hope has suddenly arisen in this rust-belt city after the Bills selected quarterback Josh Allen in the first round of the draft and the Sabres won the NHL draft lottery.(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
May 07, 2018 - 10:54 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills were so dull during their lean years, comedian Nick Bakay feared his body would fuse to the couch while watching them play. "It's an incredibly disturbing image," Bakay said of wasting away Sundays witnessing his hometown team sleepwalk through one loss after...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Sweden's Rasmus Dahlin skates during the second period of an IIHF world junior hockey championships game against Russia in Buffalo, N.Y. Dahlin is regarded as the top-rated prospect in this year's NHL draft, and is listed first among European skaters in the final NHL Central Scouting Bureau's final rankings. This year's draft will be held at Dallas on June 22-23. Dahlin has the chance of becoming just the second Swedish-born player to be taken first after the Quebec Nordiques chose Mats Sundin with the No. 1 pick in 1989. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 29, 2018 - 12:53 am
The Buffalo Sabres finally won something on the heels of a season in which they endured mostly losing. A franchise which became the NHL's first to finish 31st in the standings following this year's addition of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights came away a winner in the draft lottery held in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Sweden's Rasmus Dahlin skates during the second period of an IIHF world junior hockey championships game against Russia in Buffalo, N.Y. Dahlin is regarded as the top-rated prospect in this year's NHL draft, and is listed first among European skaters in the final NHL Central Scouting Bureau's final rankings. This year's draft will be held at Dallas on June 22-23. Dahlin has the chance of becoming just the second Swedish-born player to be taken first after the Quebec Nordiques chose Mats Sundin with the No. 1 pick in 1989. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 28, 2018 - 10:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the NHL draft lottery (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The Buffalo Sabres followed a season filled with losses by finally winning something — the NHL draft lottery — and landing the No. 1 pick for just third time in franchise history. The Sabres became the first team to...
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Lias Andersson, right, of Sweden celebrates his goal against the United States with teammates Gustav Lindstrom, left, and Timothy Liljegren during the third period of a semifinal in the IIHF world junior hockey championships Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 11:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Canada and Sweden will face off for gold medal at the world junior hockey championship Friday night. "I think it's the two best teams that are going to meet," Swedish goaltender Filip Gustavsson said. Gustavsson made 29 saves and Sweden had a three-goal third period to beat the...
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United States' Adam Fox, left, celebrates his winning goal against Finland's Urho Vaakanainen during the third period of IIHF World Junior Championship preliminary hockey game action in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 31, 2017 - 11:09 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The United States made another late push to keep its momentum going into the medal round of the world junior hockey championship. Adam Fox scored with 1:37 left in the third period to give the U.S. a 5-4 victory over Finland on Sunday in the Americans' final preliminary-round...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, United States players celebrate their victory over Canada in the final of the world junior championship in Montreal. The 10-nation tournament is being played at Buffalo, N.Y., and opens on Tuesday, Dec. 26. It will feature Canada and the U.S. playing an outdoor game at the NFL Buffalo Bills' New Era Field on Friday, Dec. 29. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
December 25, 2017 - 11:55 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Canada has more than one score to settle. The United States has a title to defend. And don't discount Sweden. The 10-nation World Junior hockey championship tournament opens in Buffalo on Tuesday with numerous subplots. The most notable involves the question of whether parity...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, Florida Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic takes the puck down the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers have agreed on a one-year extension with Petrovic. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon says Petrovic "is an important part of our young core and has taken great strides in his development over the past two seasons." (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 01, 2017 - 1:04 pm
The Latest on the first day of NHL free agency (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The St. Louis Blues have signed wingers Beau Bennett and Chris Thorburn and re-signed restricted free agent Oskar Sundqvist, whom they acquired from Pittsburgh at the draft. Bennett and Sundqvist each signed for $650,000...
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