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Dahlin says Scouting Combine testing 'kind of hard' but fun

No. 1 Draft prospect top 10 in one of eight events; Svechnikov top 15 in four

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

BUFFALO -- Rasmus Dahlin, the consensus No. 1 prospect in the 2018 NHL Draft, finished in the top 25 in two of the eight stations during the fitness testing portion of the NHL Scouting Combine.

"It was fun," Dahlin said Saturday, when all but one of the events were done. "Was kind of hard. But most of the time it was just fun."

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NHL Scouting Combine, Day Six: History made by prospect from England

Kirk first player trained there to complete event; Humboldt honored

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- Liam Kirk became the first player born and trained in England to complete the NHL Scouting Combine at HarborCenter on Saturday.

Kirk (6-foot-1, 156 pounds), a forward, is No. 65 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of International skaters available for the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas on June 22-23.

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Bouchard, Dobson impress in fitness tests at Combine

Projected to be top two right-handed defensemen available at Draft

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- Evan Bouchard and Noah Dobson are projected to be the top two right-handed defensemen available in the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas on June 22-23.

Numerous scouts, trainers and general managers attending the NHL Scouting Combine watched how each performed during the fitness testing at HarborCenter on Saturday.

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NHL Scouting Combine, Day Five: Tkachuk looking for family-best pick

Forward in 2018 NHL Draft hopeful he'll be selected higher than father, brother were

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The 2018 NHL Scouting Combine is taking place this week at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo. The combine will allow NHL teams an opportunity to conduct interviews and provide physical and medical assessments of 104 top prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. NHL.com will bring you all the sights and sounds.

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NHL Scouting Combine, Day Four: Dobson busy after Memorial Cup win

Acadie-Bathurst defenseman enjoys victory parade, will attend Stanley Cup Final next

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The 2018 NHL Scouting Combine is taking place this week at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo. The combine will allow NHL teams an opportunity to conduct interviews and provide physical and medical assessments of 104 top prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. NHL.com will bring you all the sights and sounds.

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NHL Scouting Combine, Day Three: Europeans may dominate top of 2018 Draft

Chance picks 1-3 won't be Canada- or U.S.-born for first time since 1999

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2018 NHL Scouting Combine is taking place this week at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo. The combine will allow NHL teams an opportunity to conduct interviews and provide physical and medical assessments of 104 top prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. NHL.com will bring you all the sights and sounds.

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NHL Scouting Combine, Day Two: Tkachuk aiming to impress

BU forward prospect has interview with Flames, team his brother plays for

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The 2018 NHL Scouting Combine is taking place this week at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo. The combine will allow NHL teams an opportunity to conduct interviews and provide physical and medical assessments of 104 prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. NHL.com will bring you all the sights and sounds.

BUFFALO -- The Battle of Alberta could turn into a sibling rivalry in the Tkachuk household.

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2018 Draft Diary: Kevin Bahl

OHL defenseman going through interviews, looks ahead to testing at NHL Scouting Combine

by Kevin Bahl / Special to NHL.com

Defenseman Kevin Bahl (6-foot-6, 230 pounds) of Ottawa in the Ontario Hockey League is No. 29 in NHL Central Scouting's final list of North American skaters eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. Bahl had 18 points (one goal, 17 assists), 76 penalty minutes and 58 shots on goal in 58 regular-season games for the 67's. The left-handed shot has offered to maintain a draft diary for NHL.com, leading up to the NHL Draft in Dallas on June 22-23. His latest post comes on Day 2 of the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo.

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NHL Scouting Combine, Day One: Dahlin remains in spotlight

Defenseman expected to be first pick in 2018 Draft by Sabres; Svechnikov, CHL's top prospect of year, has busy schedule

by Mike G. Morreale @MikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2018 NHL Scouting Combine is taking place this week at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo. The combine will allow NHL teams an opportunity to conduct interviews and provide physical and medical assessments of 104 prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. NHL.com will bring you all the sights and sounds.

BUFFALO -- Rasmus Dahlin, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, said he was nervous in the early stages of interviews with NHL teams to begin the 2018 NHL Scouting Combine on Monday.

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Dahlin, Svechnikov among those in spotlight at 2018 NHL Scouting Combine

Event gives teams chance to meet, analyze 104 top prospects ahead of Draft

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Rasmus Dahlin and Andrei Svechnikov, the projected top two picks in the 2018 NHL Draft, are among 104 prospects scheduled to participate in the 2018 NHL Scouting Combine at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo beginning Monday.

The combine gives the 31 NHL teams physical and medical assessments of the top prospects ahead of the 2018 draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas on June 22-23.

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