Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

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Meanwhile, picks Nos. 6-10 belong to the first-year Vegas Golden Knights, Arizona Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers.

This NHL draft appears to be one of the more unpredictable in recent memory.

On the other hand, his upside is unlike anything New Jersey has drafted recently. He's expected to be selected No. 1 overall by the New Jersey Devils.

Three pieces of gold. One fun thing to watch should be the Vegas Golden Knights, who already have three first round picks.

Hischier is now the highest-drafted Swiss player in National Hockey League history, surpassing Nino Niederreiter, who went fifth overall to the Islanders in 2010. "I'm just really happy". "It's a hard draft".

Oshie is coming off of a career year for the Capitals that saw him score 33 goals to go with 28 assists in only 68 games. "They've got some smart guys up there, and they know exactly what they are doing". "You only do it one way, and that's by having the assets and draft picks and taking advantage of them". Until the names start to fall, you really don't know. Expect to see at least one or two of these picks suit up for the start of the season and others to eventually blossom into starting players. But its a good problem to have.”. That's where McPhee and his staff will do their shopping.

"There's some good options and good players to choose from", Shero recently said to the team's official website.

The Columbus Blue Jackets, an expansion team with the Wild in 2000, drafted their first UND player previous year with Thome.

"George has always taken a chance on skill". He's a good 200-foot player, strong both with the puck and away from the puck, though he tends to be most effective in the offensive zone.

The milestones will keep coming for the Golden Knights throughout the summer while they build toward the first game in franchise history in Dallas on October 6, followed by their home debut October 10 against the Coyotes.

One could make the claim that the sum of the Flyers' remaining 10 picks (barring an expected trade or two) is nearly as important as which player they wind up with from the first round.

The top-ranked North American defenseman is Cole Makar from the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

But there's probably going to be an onus on offense.

Patrick was joined by fellow prospects Gabriel Vilardi of Kingston, Ontario, and Casey Mittelstadt from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, in a pregame ceremony.

All that said, the headlines for the weekend will be the Flyers' first selection. He didn't say which player he'd pick.

He is looking forward to many more games in Sin City. You take the best player at the time, then you take the next best player the next time and the next best player with the next pick. He's building with younger players, and that's what we're trying to do as well.

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