Latest NHL Entry Draft News

Slafkovsky disappointed he can't deliver win in Habs' debut

Sep. 16, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In finishing his Canadiens' competitive debut with a near three-minute shift, Montreal's celebrated rookie forward Juraj Slafkovsky had more than enough energy to take one long spin around the ice before heading to the locker room. Rather than being spent from...

NHL taking both awards show, draft to Nashville in June 2023

Aug. 18, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NHL will be holding its awards and draft in Music City in June 2023, the first time the league has held both in the same city since 2006. “We are thrilled to bring two of our marquee events — the 2023 NHL awards and the 2023 NHL draft — to...

Devils avoid arbitration with Wood with 1-year, $3.2M deal

Aug. 04, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils avoided arbitration with Miles Wood, agreeing to a one-year, $3.2 million deal with the forward. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the signing Thursday night, two days before the two sides were scheduled to go to arbitration. Wood...

Avalanche sign goalie Alexandar Georgiev to 3-year deal

Jul. 10, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

Alexander Georgiev signed a three-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, completing the final step toward making him the defending Stanley Cup champions ' starting goaltender in their title defense. Georgiev's contract is worth $10.2 million and carries an annual salary cap...

Son of Canadiens GM drafted in Montreal by LA Kings

Jul. 08, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Cheers erupted from the crowd at Day 2 of the NHL draft when the Los Angeles Kings announced they were taking Jack Hughes with the 51st pick. No, not THAT Jack Hughes, who already is in the league with the New Jersey Devils after going first in the draft three years...

Goalie carousel continues spinning on Day 2 of NHL draft

Jul. 08, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — When Brian MacLellan declared his intention to change up the Washington Capitals' goaltending situation, the seasoned general manager knew he was joining a crowded market given how many teams already had the same need. It didn’t matter. He made a move anyway to...

NHL Draft: 3 Russians selected in 1st round amid concerns

Jul. 08, 2022 03:08 AM EDT

Ducks general manager Pat Verbeek provided a simple answer regarding his decision to select defenseman Pavel Mintyukov 10th in the NHL draft amid increasing concerns over Russian-born prospects’ availability to play in North America because of issues stemming from the war in Ukraine. ...

Penguins re-sign Letang; Avalanche acquire goalie Georgiev

Jul. 07, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Joe Sakic didn’t want to make the call to Darcy Kuemper telling him the Colorado Avalanche were not bringing back their goaltender who was in net when they won the Stanley Cup. He also couldn’t afford to wait. The champs started a domino effect...

Canadiens take Juraj Slafkovsky with top pick in NHL draft

Jul. 07, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Juraj Slafkovsky waited and wondered if the Montreal Canadiens would take him with the first pick in the NHL draft. When the moment came, he didn’t even hear general manager Kent Hughes call his name. Shock overwhelmed the big, charismatic winger as soon as he...

Montreal Canadiens select Slovak left wing Juraj Slafkovsky with first pick in NHL draft

Jul. 07, 2022 19:29 PM EDT
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens select Slovak left wing Juraj Slafkovsky with first pick in NHL draft.