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2018 NHL Draft: Pick-by-Pick

Profiling each of the Canes' six draft picks

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Visit www.Hurricanes.com/Draft for the latest news, videos and pick-by-pick information in the 2018 NHL Draft.


DALLAS - The Carolina Hurricanes made six selections over seven rounds, including the second overall pick, at the 2018 NHL Draft. Here's a quick snapshot of each pick with quotes from the Hurricanes Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald, President and General Manager Don Waddell and the prospects themselves.

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Canes Add Five Players on Day 2 of 2018 NHL Draft

American center Jack Drury headlines group selected on second day

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

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DALLAS - The five-player trade the Carolina Hurricanes made with the Calgary Flames was the headline stealer on the second day of the 2018 NHL Draft, but meanwhile, the club continued to assemble their latest crop of draft picks.

The Canes made five selections over six rounds on Saturday, bringing their total haul from this year's draft to six players.

Among the five selected on Saturday were two centers - one with a strong hockey lineage and another who the team hopes will mature physically in the next few years - in addition to a winger, a defenseman and a goaltender. The Hurricanes did have the second-to-last selection in the draft but traded it to the New York Rangers in exchange for Boston's seventh-round pick next year.

"You can never check all the boxes, but given the picks we had and where we were picking, I think we came out of it in pretty good shape," said Tony MacDonald, the Canes Director of Amateur Scouting. "We came out of it with some guys we really like. That's always important."

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Canes Shake Up Roster with Big Draft-Day Trade

Canes acquire Hamilton, Ferland & Fox in trade with Calgary

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Visit www.Hurricanes.com/Draft for the latest news, videos and pick-by-pick information in the 2018 NHL Draft.


DALLAS - The Carolina Hurricanes draft table was bustling with activity at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday.

Picks were being made, but there was something more in the works, a trade that was finalized face-to-face with teams sitting beside one another on the draft floor.

In the move, the Hurricanes acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton, forward Micheal Ferland and defensive prospect Adam Fox in exchange for restricted free agents Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm.

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Get to Know Andrei Svechnikov

Quick facts about the newest member of the Hurricanes organization

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

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DALLAS - As expected, the Carolina Hurricanes selected Andrei Svechnikov with the second overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

By now, you've probably read a thing or two about the 18-year-old Russian winger, but here are some quick facts to help you become more familiar with the newest member of the Hurricanes organization.

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Canes Land Quality Player, Person in Svechnikov

Svechnikov becomes fourth player drafted second overall by franchise

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Visit www.Hurricanes.com/Draft for the latest news, videos and pick-by-pick information in the 2018 NHL Draft.


DALLAS - As the Carolina Hurricanes approached the stage at American Airlines Center to make the second pick of the 2018 NHL Draft, there wasn't much intrigue as to what name was going to be called out.

It was going to be Andrei Svechnikov.

That much was known - or at least figured - nearly two months ago when the Hurricanes defied the odds to leapfrog their way from 11th all the way to two in the first-round draft order.

The team had done its homework. They knew they had a player on their hands.

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Mock Drafts in Agreement on Canes' Pick

One name featured at No. 2 in collection of mock drafts, prospect rankings

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Visit www.Hurricanes.com/Draft for the latest news, videos and pick-by-pick information in the 2018 NHL Draft.


We're just days away from the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, where the Carolina Hurricanes are prepared to make the second overall selection for the fourth time in franchise history.

Rasmus Dahlin is the consensus first overall pick and has been for some time. The Hurricanes will then have their pick of some top-tier talent, and there's one name that has risen above the field.

We've compiled a collection of mock drafts and prospect rankings. The results are not shocking.

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History of the Second Overall Pick

Canes set to pick at No. 2 for the fourth time in franchise history

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

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When the Carolina Hurricanes approach the NHL Draft stage at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday, June 22, they'll be prepared to make the second overall pick for the first time since 2003.

The Hurricanes have made three previous second overall selections in franchise history.

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Draft Profile: Filip Zadina

Zadina, Necas shared chemistry at World Juniors

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

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Filip Zadina is a natural goal scorer.

His numbers say as much.

Zadina, a 6-foot, 197-pound winger born in the Czech Republic, scored 44 goals and totaled 82 points in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in the 2017-18 season.

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Draft Profile: Brady Tkachuk

Tkachuk will follow father, brother to NHL

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

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While Andrei Svechnikov and Filip Zadina attract attention because of their pure, goal-scoring abilities, Brady Tkachuk makes his case to be a top draft pick with a slightly different skill set.

That skill set is one of high talent, hard work, grit and determination, and the NHL's Central Scouting Service ranks him second among North American skaters.

"He brings a physical dimension to the table. He's got that quality that every team is looking for and covets. You'd like to have that kind of player in your lineup," said Tony MacDonald, the Canes' head of amateur scouting. "He makes things happen through effort, grit and determination."

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Draft Profile: Andrei Svechnikov

Russian winger is top-ranked North American skater

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

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Andrei Svechnikov is the NHL Central Scouting Service's top-ranked North American skater, and he's widely projected to be the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

It's easy to see why.

The 6-foot-2, 192-pound Russian winger is an offensive force. Svechnikov scored 40 goals in 44 games for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League and earned OHL Rookie of the Year and CHL Top Prospect of the Year honors after totaling 72 points in the 2017-18 season.

"He's a complete player," Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald said. "He can play the power game. He can play the finesse game. He's big and strong and has skill."

"I look forward to being drafted," Svechnikov said in an early June interview in Raleigh. "It's pretty exciting. The next step is to prepare for the next season, and I'll give it my best shot."

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