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2019 Draft Diary: Dylan Cozens

Forward discusses leaving home at age 14, looks ahead to Canada Russia Series

by Dylan Cozens / Special to NHL.com

Dylan Cozens (6-foot-3, 181 pounds), a projected top-5 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, will write a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft. The 17-year-old forward is in his second season with Lethbridge of the Western Hockey League. Winner of the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as the WHL Rookie of the Year last season, Cozens leads the Hurricanes with 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 10 games. In his first entry, Cozens discusses life in Whitehorse, Yukon, and his start to the 2018-19 season.

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Beecher impressing at USA Hockey's NTDP, improving 2019 Draft stock

Forward earns B rating on NHL Central Scouting's players to watch list

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

Every Thursday, NHL.com will look ahead to the 2019 NHL Draft with an in-depth profile on one of its top prospects.

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2019 Draft Diary: Jack Hughes

Forward projected to be No. 1 pick preparing for first game against brother, Quinn

by Jack Hughes / Special to NHL.com

Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, will write a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft. The 17-year-old forward, who is the brother of Vancouver Canucks defenseman prospect Quinn Hughes, the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, is a center playing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 team this season. In his second entry, Hughes discusses his big game against his brother at the University of Michigan on Friday, and how his season is progressing with the NTDP.

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2019 Draft Diary: Raphael Lavoie

Halifax forward prepared for most important season of his career

by Raphael Lavoie / Special to NHL.com

Raphael Lavoie (6-foot-3, 191 pounds) is a right-handed center playing in his third season with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Lavoie, 18, is an A rated skater in NHL Central Scouting's October Players to Watch list, and a projected first-round candidate for the 2019 NHL Draft. He had 63 points (30 goals, 33 assists) in 68 regular-season games last season, and has four points (three goals, one assist) and 19 shots on goal in four games this season. Lavoie will offer a draft diary each month for NHL.com leading up to the draft, June 21-22, 2019.

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2019 Draft: Hughes among players to watch

Center, projected top pick, earns A rating on NHL Central Scouting's list

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

Jack Hughes, who could become the third United States-born player in the past 13 years to be chosen No. 1 in the NHL Draft, earned an A rating on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list.

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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:

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2019 Draft Diary: Jack Hughes

Forward projected to be No. 1 pick discusses All-American Prospect Game

by Jack Hughes / Special to NHL.com

Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, will write a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft. The 17-year-old forward, who is the brother of Vancouver Canucks defenseman prospect Quintin Hughes, the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, will play for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 team this season. In his first entry, Hughes discusses what it was like to play in the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Wednesday.

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Knight could be next U.S.-born goalie to be first-round draft pick

Made impression with 12 saves at All-American Prospects Game

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Spencer Knight made 12 saves on 13 shots for Team Jamie Langenbrunner in its 6-4 win against Team Jordan Leopold at the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday.

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Hughes tops roster for All-American Prospects Game

Projected No. 1 pick in 2019 NHL Draft one of 42 players that will skate in Sept. 19 game

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

Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, was among the 42 United States-born players named to participate in the seventh USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, to be held at Xcel Energy Center on Sept. 19.

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Seven prospects who raised 2019 NHL Draft stock at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Podkolzin, Broberg, Dach among standouts in U18 tournament

by Guillaume Lepage @GLepageLNH / NHL.com/fr Staff Writer

EDMONTON -- Here are seven prospects eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft whose stock rose at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, the annual under-18 tournament that ended Saturday with Canada's 6-2 victory against Sweden in the gold medal game (prospects in alphabetical order).

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