The first round of the NHL Entry Draft gets most of the attention. Rounds 2 through 7 give teams a chance to turn a good draft into a great one.
With 30 players off the board after Friday night's first round, NHL general managers will grab a few hours of sleep and be back at the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday morning for the final six rounds (11 a.m., NHL Network, streaming on NHL.com). The Edmonton Oilers
, who started the first round by taking Red Deer center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
No. 1, will again be on clock for the first pick of the second round.
Among the players the Oilers will have to choose from are Ty Rattie
, a forward with Portland of the Western Hockey League who at No. 17 is NHL Central Scouting's highest-rated North American skater still on the board. Central Scouting's next three North Americans -- Oshawa center Boone Jenner
, Saginaw forward Brandon Saad
and Saint John forward Tomas Jurco
-- are also available. The top-ranked North American defenseman still on the board is Scott Mayfield
, who plays for Youngstown of the USHL; he's 24th.