Latest NHL Entry Draft News

Senators acquire center Dylan Gambrell from Sharks for pick

Oct. 24, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators acquired center Dylan Gambrell from the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night for a 2022 seventh-round draft pick, adding some depth in the middle after a string of injuries. Gambrell, the 25-year-old former University of Denver...

McTavish, 18, scores in NHL debut as Ducks beat Jets 4-1

Oct. 14, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — In the span of 4 hours, Mason McTavish went from being a gameday scratch to becoming the youngest player in Anaheim history to score a goal. The 18-year-old McTavish scored less than 14 minutes into his NHL debut as the Ducks opened the season...

Kings center Byfield injured in preseason loss to Arizona

Oct. 06, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quinton Byfield, the second overall pick in the 2020 NHL draft, suffered a lower body injury during the third period of the Los Angeles Kings' 4-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes in a preseason game Tuesday night. The 19-year old center hit the corner...

Top NHL picks stay in school, including No. 1 overall pick

Oct. 04, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Owen Power stood in a sea of maize-clad fans pumping pompoms and cheering on Michigan's football team in a win over Washington this fall. Power is 6-foot-5 and has some notoriety as the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft, but he blended right...

Blackhawks agree to entry-level deal with D Nolan Allan

Sep. 16, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to an entry-level contract with defenseman Nolan Allan, their first-round pick in this year's NHL draft. The team announced the deal on Thursday. The three-year contract runs through the 2023-24 season and carries an...

Devils sign 1st-round pick F Chase Stillman to 3-year deal

Aug. 20, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed first-round draft pick Chase Stillman to a three-year entry-level contract. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the signing Friday of the 29th pick overall in the draft. New Jersey had two...

AP source: NHL top draft pick, Power, returning to Michigan

Aug. 19, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Michigan defenseman Owen Power has elected to return to school for his sophomore season rather than make the jump to the NHL after being selected with the No. 1 pick by the Buffalo Sabres in the draft last month. A person with direct knowledge of...

Ducks sign No. 3 overall pick Mason McTavish, 2 more picks

Aug. 13, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have signed center Mason McTavish, the No. 3 overall pick in last month's NHL draft. The Ducks also signed second-round pick Olen Zellweger and third-round pick Sasha Pastujov on Friday. McTavish is an...

Rangers sign first-round draft pick F Brennan Othmann

Aug. 12, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Brennan Othmann on an entry-level contract. Rangers general manager Chris Drury announced the agreement with the Canadian forward Thursday without releasing details. ...

LA Kings sign top draft pick Brandt Clarke to 3-year deal

Aug. 10, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have signed top draft pick Brandt Clarke to a three-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract. Clarke agreed to the deal Tuesday after the Kings chose the defenseman with the eighth overall pick last month. ...