Notes And Numbers On The NHL Draft
NEW YORK (July 24, 2021) -- A total of 223 players from 14 countries and 38 leagues worldwide were selected in the 2021 NHL Draft, held virtually Friday (Round 1) and Saturday (Rounds 2-7). Following is a breakdown of draft picks by position, birth country and league:
Detroit Draft Report Day 2
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today selected six players during the second day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. The Red Wings began the day by trading up in the second round to draft defenseman Shai Buium (36th overall), then selected left wing Carter Mazur in the third round (70th overall), center Red Savage (114th overall), center Liam Dower Nilsson (134th overall), defenseman Oscar Plandowski (155th overall) and center Pasquale Zito (166th overall).
Cam Atkinson To Philadelphia Jakub Voracek To Columbus
TRADE: #CBJ have acquired forward Jakub Voracek from the @NHLFlyers in exchange for forward Cam Atkinson. Voracek was originally drafted seventh overall (2007) by the Blue Jackets and posted 39-95-134 in 241 career games with the club from 2008-11. — CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) July 24, 2021
Video- Steve Yzerman And Kris Draper After Day 2 Of The NHL Draft
Starting very soon.
Video- Missed Day 1 Of The NHL Draft?
Watch every pick in 6 1/2 minutes.
Sam Reinhart Trade From Buffalo To Florida Is Official
The Sabres have acquired goaltender Devon Levi and a first-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Sam Reinhart. pic.twitter.com/6VowODArDo — Sabres PR (@SabresPR) July 24, 2021
Tony DeAngelo Is An Unrestricted Free Agent
NEW YORK, July 24, 2021 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has bought out the contract of defenseman Tony DeAngelo. DeAngelo skated in 167 games with the Rangers over parts of four seasons (2017-18 – 2020-21), registering 19 goals and 73 assists for 92 points, along with 139 penalty minutes.
Video- Shai Buium Meets With The Media
Nine minutes long. Also, if there are any more videos of Detroit prospects, you can watch the at Detroit's YouTube page. r
Mike Smith Signing Is Official In Edmonton
EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have signed goaltender Mike Smith to a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of $2.2 million, the team announced Saturday. The 39-year-old is coming off a strong season that saw him post a 21-6-2 record in 32 regular season appearances, including three shutouts, a 2.31 goals-against average and .923 save percentage. Smith has played 642 career NHL games with the Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, Arizona Coyotes and Oilers, compiling a 283-254-76 record with 42 shutouts, a 2.69 GAA and .912 save percentage.
Open Post- Day 2 Of The 2021 NHL Draft
Watch on the NHLN, SN and SN NOW beginning at 11:00am ET. Detroit picks today- Round 2 #38, Round 3 #70, Round 4 #102 & #128, Round 5 #134 and Round 6 #166. An active discussion in the open post from Day 1, let the conversation continue.
A Six-Year Deal For Cale Makar In Colorado
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization has signed defenseman Cale Makar to a six-year contract through the 2026-27 season. Makar, 22, was a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman and was named to the NHL First All-Star Team in 2020-21. He recorded 44 points (8g/36a) in 44 games, the only NHL blueliner to average a point-per-game last year. Makar joined Steve Duchesne (82 points in 82 contests with Quebec in 1992-93) as the only defensemen in franchise history to average a point-per-game in a single season (among qualified players). The 5-foot-11, 187-pound rearguard was the first defenseman to average a point-per-contest at age 22 or younger since Brian Leetch with the New York Rangers in 1990-91 (1.10).
Videos- The Montreal Canadiens Drafting Of Logan Mailloux
via Sportsnet's YouTube page, Marc Bergevin directly addressed the controversial decision to draft Logan Mailloux, and explained why the organization felt comfortable taking on the player. Below, the ESPN crew discuss.
Seth Jones On His Way To Chicago
Emly Kaplan, Chris Johnston and Frank Seravalli all with thd tweet. For picks and a player. Trade call hasn’t happened yet. But Seth Jones indeed headed to Chicago https://t.co/C2Hb72F5BR — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 23, 2021 added 6:59pm, $9.5 aav for Jones. 7 years. https://t.co/yXFpZnlSQS — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 23, 2021 He still has a year left on current contract. added 7:05pm, It's 8 years, not 7, AAV is the same. added 7:45pm, one more update belw.
Sebastian Cossa Certainly Is A Confident Goalie
from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now, Sebastian Cossa’s confidence level might loom almost as large as his towering frame. Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman swapped first-round picks with the Dallas Stars in order to grab Edmonton Oil Kings netminder Cossa with the 15th pick of the 2021 NHL entry draft. The move made Cossa the first goaltender selected in the draft – exactly as it should be, according to Cossa. “I thought I had a strong season,” Cossa said. “My play kind of earned it for me. The confidence I have in my game, I think I’m going to be the best goalie in the draft. “ I think I got picked where I should be.” At 6-foot-6, 210 poiunds, Cossa is a towering presence between the pipes. He posted a WHL-leading .941 save percentage in 19 games last season. “When I’m at the top of my crease, there’s not a lot to shoot at,” Cossa said. “Still recognizing that and patterning my game after that. My hands don’t have to move as much. My depth control is a big focus part for me. “There’s bigger holes with bigger goalies but when I’m seeing the puck very well I definitely use my size to my advantage.” continued
Notes From Day 1 Of The NHL Draft
NEW YORK (July 23, 2021) -- Following are notes from the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft, held virtually Friday night. Rounds 2-7 will begin at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 24 (NHL Network, Sportsnet, SN NOW). SABRES SELECT OWEN POWER WITH FIRST OVERALL PICK The Buffalo Sabres selected University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power first overall. The 6-6, 213 lb. Mississauga, Ont., native was the No. 1-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting. Power recorded 3-13—16 in 26 games with the Wolverines during his freshman season in 2020-21. Buffalo selected first overall for the fourth time in franchise history: Gilbert Perreault (No. 1 in 1970) was the first-ever draft pick in Sabres history and still holds franchise records for games played, goals, assists and points; Pierre Turgeon (No. 1 in 1987) ranks seventh in career points by a first overall pick (515-812—1,327); and Rasmus Dahlin (No. 1 in 2018) has led Buffalo blueliners in points in each of his first three NHL campaigns.
Zach Hyman is Going To End Up In Edmonton
Toronto and Edmonton will work on compensation agreement for Hyman. I don’t believe the Oilers are interested in giving up more than a late round draft pick. Oilers seem fine with a 7 or 8 year agreement. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 23, 2021
Videos- Simon Edvinsson And Sebastian Cossa Tonight
Detroit picks in the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft. Simon Edvinsson up first, Sebastian Cossa is below. added 11:29pm, Detroit press release on Cossa is below.
Stream- Steve Yzerman And Kris Draper After Tonight’s NHL Draft
Coming soon. added 11:48pm, below watch an interview with Simon Edvinsson
Late Evening Line- Bob McKenzie
Mailloux was ranked 35th on TSN’s final draft rankings, but many NHL clubs who still “ranked” Mailloux on their respective draft lists indicated they would not be drafting Mailloux because of his criminal action in Sweden. It was stunning to hear his name called in the 1st round. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 24, 2021
The First Round Of The 2021 NHL Draft
I'll be addig the picks to this post. Owen Power goes to Buffalo with the #1 pick. Seattle pick is Matthew Berniers.
A Four-Year Deal For Taylor Hall In Boston
BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 23, that the team has signed forward Taylor Hall to a four-year contract with an annual NHL cap hit of $6 million. "The Bruins are excited that Taylor wanted to remain a Boston Bruin and we are thrilled to have signed him to a multi-year contract," said Sweeney. "He is an impact player that brings speed, scoring, skill and two-way commitment to our lineup. He fit seamlessly into our locker room and will be an integral part of our organization's goal to compete for the Stanley Cup." Hall, 29, was acquired by the Bruins at the 2021 NHL trade deadline. In 16 regular season games with the Bruins, Hall recorded eight goals and six assists for 14 points. In 11 playoff games, the 6-foot-1, 206-pound forward tallied three goals and two assists for five points.
Open Post- 2021 NHL Draft
The NHL Draft begins at 8:00pm ET on ESPN2, SN, SN NOW, and TVAS. The Wings have the 6th and 22nd picks in the 1st round. Turning this over to you for your comments and have some fun tonight.
Arizona Coyotes-Vancouver Canucks Trade
Beagle, Eriksson, Roussel and 9th overall pick are coming back. GM Bill Armstrong has been active. I think other picks are also involved. https://t.co/dkkiAWGSt1 — Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) July 23, 2021
New York Rangers-St. Louis Blues Trade
Blais and a 2nd give the NYR more flexibility financially moving forward. https://t.co/S7MAntDlXT — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 23, 2021
Morning Line- Larry Brooks
The Rangers have made a considerable financial commitment to Goodrow. That was the easy part. Now management must make the commitment to build a unit around the new man and put him in a position in which he can make the most impact. If not, if the idea is to just throw him onto a line with, say, Kreider and Filip Chytil, the Rangers might just as well have given the money to me. -Larry Brooks of the New York Post where you can read more on the Rangers.
via the Philadelphia Fyers, The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for the club's first round pick (13th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Flyers' own second round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft and defenseman Robert Hagg, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher.
30 Trade Targets
from Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff, Happy NHL Draft Day 2021. There’s plenty on the move, so hurry up and dive in to read about the 30 Trade Targets in play before everything changes. 1. Jack Eichel Center, Buffalo Sabres Age: 24 Contract: 5 years remaining at $10 million AAV Scoop: The asking price for Eichel seems to be “fantastical” by all accounts. Teams are on high alert in the hours leading up to the first round of the NHL Draft. The Rangers, for one, were calling around to teams inquiring about a pick inside the Top 10 – believed to be part of the ask from Buffalo to get into the Eichel ballpark. Buffalo wants a futures-type transaction with multiple picks and prospects. It’s still difficult to imagine a scenario in which Eichel returns to the Sabres next season, but this weekend should be a strong indicator of the odds on that. 2. Seth Jones Right Defense, Columbus Blue Jackets Age: 26 Contract: 1 year remaining at $5.4 million AAV Scoop: There is no doubt the Chicago Blackhawks are working hard to pry Jones loose from Columbus. The belief is Chicago is not willing to part with either Alex DeBrincat or Kirby Dach in a deal. The leverage Chicago has is there are few markets where Jones is willing to sign long-term – and that have the ability or interest in trading for him. Chicago is one of them. The difficulty for Columbus is teams do not want to pay twice, both the acquisition cost to get him, then the cost to sign him. continued
Videos- Alex Nedeljkovic And Michael Rasmussen Meet With The Media
Nedeljkovic first, 18 1/2 minutes. Rasmussen is below.
On Waivers Today For Buyout Purposes
Tony DeAngelo (NYR) and Lean Bergmann (SJ) are on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 23, 2021
Videos- Nedeljkovic Saves And Larkin Questions
Four minutes to watch the saves from Alex Nedeljkovic in 2021. Below, a few questions for Dylan Larkin.
What Will The Wings Do With Their Two First Round Picks Tonight? What Do You Want Them To Do?
Detroit has the 6th and 22nd pick in the 1st round of the NHL Draft tonight, 8pm ET on ESPN2, SN, SN NOW, and TVAS. So this is a two part question, feel free to answer one, both or none. What will the Wings do with their first round picks tonight and/or what do you want them to do? No rules to this, have some fun and let's drop the puck (in 83 days).
Why The Carolina Hurricanes Moved Alex Nedeljkovic
from Sara Civian of The Athletic, Nedeljkovic was in a unique situation as a 25-year-old pending RFA goalie with only so many NHL games under his belt. The way he swooped in during Petr Mrazek’s injury and excelled had potentially earned him a big payday. He was arbitration-eligible and asking for a contract with a $3.5 million average annual value. That was already high from the Hurricanes’ perspective, and if they went to arbitration, there was some risk of the salary being set even higher. The lack of comparables to point to — goaltenders who had made it to the NHL on similar paths — made it hard to predict the outcome. “We tried to get a contract done with Ned, and we couldn’t get one done. The agent was playing very hard,” Hurricanes GM Don Waddell said in an exclusive interview with The Athletic on Thursday. “He’s got an arbitration case that (could have paid him) somewhere around $3, $4, $5 million.... But why couldn’t the Hurricanes have avoided arbitration by just paying the $3.5 million he was seeking? While Nedeljkovic has tons of potential and is coming off a great season, the Canes weren’t ready to take a big-money chance on a player with a relatively small sample of success. Let’s remember that Nedeljkovic has only played 29 regular-season NHL games. Yes, he has a .928 save percentage over that span and was in the top five in goals saved above expectation this past season, but he also has a .904 save percentage across a concerning larger sample: 154 games in the AHL. And in his only NHL season with more than one game played before 2020-21, he had an .887 save percentage and 3.05 GAA. more (paid sub.)
Video- How Would Zach Hymen Do In Edmonton?
TSN Director of Scouting @CraigJButton joins @JayOnrait to discuss the Zach Hyman situation with the Oilers. pic.twitter.com/jEStu132dT — JayOnSC (@JayOnSC) July 23, 2021
The Draft And The New Goalie In Town
from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, "It's going to be an interesting day and an interesting weekend," general manager Steve Yzerman said Thursday.... "In some cases you're talking about players that didn't play this year," Yzerman said. "For our scouting staff, it was a challenge for them to see some of the players and travel to get to certain locations was challenging, interesting. "But Kris (Draper, the Wings' director of amateur scouting) and his staff have been very diligent and thorough and done the best they could. Ultimately, this draft class, moving forward, is the most unpredictable, generally, of a very unpredictable process."... The Wings have been linked with Swedish forward William Eklund, Michigan forward Kent Johnson, junior forward Mason McTavish, or defensemen such as Luke Hughes (United States National Team Development Team) or Simon Edvinsson (Sweden). And the pool of players who could go to the Wings at 22 is even wider and deeper. Yzerman and his scouting staff are ready. "I don't want to say we have no clue (of how things will shake out), we have somewhat of a clue, but that remains to be seen," Yzerman said. "It's going to be very unpredictable. I don't know what other teams, what their lists, are (like)." With the Wings still in the midst of a rebuild, expect them to go after the best player available, and not for need at a particular position. more (paid) from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
TSN Insiders Tonight
TSN Hockey Insiders Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun provide the latest on how Zach Hyman's talks with the Oilers and Leafs are progressing, Tampa Bay's desire to unload Tyler Johnson for cap space, the hunt for defencemen by western Canadian teams, and much more. Watch at TSN plus a transcript of the segment.
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