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2018 first-round NHL Draft pick tracker

Status of 31 players chosen in opening round in Dallas

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The 31 players picked in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft have NHL hopes. Some have gotten a start toward their goal by signing their three-year entry-level contract.

The first three players picked at the draft, Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov and Montreal Canadiens center Jesperi Kotkaniemi have signed, and more could as we get closer to the start of the 2018-19 season.

Here is a look at which players have signed and the status of the others:

1. Rasmus Dahlin, D, Buffalo Sabres (signed)

Expected to be in Sabres opening-night lineup

2. Andrei Svechnikov, RW, Carolina Hurricanes (signed)

Could start season as top-six forward.

3. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C, Montreal Canadiens (signed)

Will compete for a roster spot during training camp but could start the season with Laval of the American Hockey League or return to his native Finland.

4. Brady Tkachuk, LW, Ottawa Senators (signed)

Can play in the NHL or for Belleville in the AHL. London of the Ontario Hockey League owns his Canadian Hockey League rights.

5. Barrett Hayton, C, Arizona Coyotes (signed)

Will compete for a spot during training camp but also could be returned to Sault Ste. Marie of the OHL.

6. Filip Zadina, RW, Detroit Red Wings (signed)

Will compete for a roster spot but could play for Grand Rapids in the AHL or return to Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

7. Quintin Hughes, D, Vancouver Canucks (unsigned)

Will return to the University of Michigan for his sophomore season.

8. Adam Boqvist, D, Chicago Blackhawks (signed)

Likely will play for London of the Ontario Hockey League this season.

9. Vitali Kravtsov, RW, New York Rangers (unsigned)

Expected to spend at least one more season with Traktor Chelyabinsk in the Kontinental Hockey League.

10. Evan Bouchard, D, Edmonton Oilers (signed)

Will compete for spot in training camp or return for another season with London of the OHL.

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11. Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, New York Islanders (unsigned)

Will play at least one season at Boston College.

12. Noah Dobson, D, New York Islanders (agreed to terms)

Will compete for roster spot or return for another season with Acadie-Bathurst of the QMJHL.

13. Ty Dellandrea, C, Dallas Stars (signed)

Expected to play at least one more season with Flint of the OHL.

14. Joel Farabee, LW, Philadelphia Flyers (unsigned)

Will play this season at Boston University.

15. Grigori Denisenko, LW, Florida Panthers (unsigned)

Could compete for roster spot or play with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the Kontinental Hockey League.

16. Martin Kaut, RW, Colorado Avalanche (signed)

Will compete for a roster spot in training camp or play for Colorado in the AHL.

17. Ty Smith, D, New Jersey Devils (signed)

Likely to play at least one more season with Spokane in the Western Hockey League.

18. Liam Foudy, C, Columbus Blue Jackets (signed)

Likely to play at least one more season with London in the OHL.

19. Jay O'Brien, C, Philadelphia Flyers (unsigned)

Will play this season at Providence College.

20. Rasmus Kupari, C, Los Angeles Kings (signed)

Will play at least one more season with Karpat in Liiga, the top professional league in Finland.

21. Ryan Merkley, D, San Jose Sharks (signed)

Expected to play at least one more season with Guelph in the OHL.

22. K'Andre Miller, D, New York Rangers (unsigned)

Will play this season at the University of Wisconsin.

23. Isac Lundestrom, C, Anaheim Ducks (signed)

Could compete for roster spot at training camp, but likely will play at least one more season with Lulea in the Swedish Hockey League.

24. Filip Johansson, D, Minnesota Wild (unsigned)

Expected to play at least one more season with Leksand in Allsvenskan, Sweden's No. 2 professional league.

25. Dominik Bokk, RW, St. Louis Blues (agreed to terms)

Expected to play at least one more season with Vaxjo in the SHL.

26. Jacob Bernard-Docker, D, Ottawa Senators (unsigned)

Will play this season at the University of North Dakota.

27. Nicolas Beaudin, D, Chicago Blackhawks (unsigned)

Expected to play with Drummondville of the QMJHL this season.

28. Nils Lundkvist, D, New York Rangers (unsigned)

Expected to play at least one more season with Lulea in the SHL.

29. Rasmus Sandin, D, Toronto Maple Leafs (signed)

Expected to play for Sault Ste. Marie in the OHL or Rogle in the SHL this season.

30. Joseph Veleno, C, Detroit Red Wings (unsigned)

Expected to play for Drummondville in the QMJHL this season.

31. Alexander Alexeyev, D, Washington Capitals (unsigned)

Will play for Red Deer in the WHL this season.

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