Latest NHL Entry Draft News

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. ...

Gourde excited for chance in Seattle even with start delayed

Aug. 03, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After winning two straight Stanley Cup titles, Yanni Gourde has one of the more impressive resumes among the players selected by the Seattle Kraken in the NHL expansion draft. But instead of being one of Seattle’s top forwards to start the team's first...