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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 play for Assat in Liiga, the top league in 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)

Assigned to London of the OHL on Sept. 26.

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

Will play 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)

Was returned to Acadie-Bathurst of the QMJHL on Sept. 24.

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

Was returned to Flint of the OHL on Sept. 19.

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

Will play this season at Boston University.

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

Will play at least one more season with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the KHL.

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

Sent to Colorado of the AHL on Sept. 27.

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

Was returned to Spokane of the Western Hockey League on Sept. 28.

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

Was returned to London of the OHL on Sept. 26.

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.

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

Returned to Guelph of the OHL on Sept. 27.

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)

Will 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)

Was loaned to Vaxjo in the SHL on Sept. 12.

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

Will play this season at the University of North Dakota.

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

Was returned to Drummondville of the QMJHL on Sept. 21.

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

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

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

Was sent to Toronto of the AHL on Sept. 26.

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

Was returned to Drummondville in the QMJHL on Sept. 24.

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

Was returned to Red Deer of the WHL on Sept. 19.

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