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2018 NHL Draft ready to roll in Dallas

Dahlin expected to be No. 1 pick; Red Wings have 11 selections in two-day event

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

DALLAS -- The Detroit Red Wings will be the busiest team at the 2018 NHL Draft, with a League-high 11 picks.

They have the No. 6 and No. 30 selections in the first round, which will be held at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). Rounds 2-7 are Saturday (11 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVAS).

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Canadiens unsure what they'll do with No. 3 pick in 2018 NHL Draft

Could shape first round after expected selections of Dahlin, Svechnikov

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

DALLAS -- The Montreal Canadiens have the No. 3 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on Friday, and general manager Marc Bergevin said he isn't sure what they'll do with it.

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Oilers willing to trade No. 10 pick for NHL defenseman, GM says

Looking for someone who can run power play

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

DALLAS -- The Edmonton Oilers are willing to trade the No. 10 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft if it means landing a proven NHL defenseman in return, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Thursday.

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2018 NHL Draft prospects take part in youth clinics

Dahlin, others help kids experience playing hockey for first time

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

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas -- Rasmus Dahlin said he's been thinking about the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft a lot more in recent weeks and looks forward to what is sure to be a memorable night at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

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Seguin has flashback while leading youth hockey clinic with Stars

Forward skates alongside top prospects in 2018 NHL Draft, recalls own memories

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

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas -- Tyler Seguin was having flashbacks as he skated alongside six of the top prospects for the 2018 NHL Draft at a youth hockey clinic at Dr Pepper StarCenter Farmers Branch on Thursday.

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5 Questions entering 2018 NHL Draft

Canadiens' selection with No. 3 pick, defense prospects to be taken after Dahlin highlight intrigue

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

DALLAS -- The Buffalo Sabres are expected to confirm what NHL scouts and prognosticators have projected the past two years when they select defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on Friday.

Dahlin (6-foot-3, 185 pounds), No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final list of International skaters, has been on the radar of NHL scouts the past three years and projected as the top pick of this draft for the past two.

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Draft expectations debated by NHL.com

Sabres likely to take Dahlin No. 1; Canadiens weigh options with third pick

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DALLAS -- Rasmus Dahlin likely will be chosen No. 1 by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). Rounds 2-7 will be Saturday (11 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVAS).

The left-shot defenseman has spent the past two seasons playing for Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League and has been projected as the best player available for most of the season.

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NHL Network prepares for coverage of 2018 Draft

Live preview, recap shows to air before and after first round; will carry rounds 2-7 exclusively in U.S.

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

As anticipation builds for who will be drafted in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft, NHL Network today announced its comprehensive Draft coverage, including live preview and recap shows surrounding Round 1 this Friday, June 22 and the exclusive U.S. telecast of the 2018 NHL Draft's Rounds 2-7 beginning Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m. ET. NHL Network's programming will feature interviews, analysis and in-depth segments on top draft prospects, including American-born players Jack Drury, Jonathan Gruden, Tyler Madden, Riley Sutter, Brady Tkachuk and their NHL bloodlines, starting Friday during NHL Tonight: 2018 NHL Draft Preview at 5:00 p.m. ET, followed by complete analysis of the first round selections on NHL Tonight: 2018 NHL Draft Round 1 Recap at 10:30 p.m. ET.

NHL Network Draft analysts will include the first-ever American-born player drafted first overall Brian Lawton (1983), third round draft pick and two-time Stanley Cup champion Dave Reid (1982), E.J. Hradek and Darren Pang, plus hosts Jamison Coyle and Tony Luftman, and reporter Jackie Redmond.

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Hughes first of three brothers expected to be NHL Draft selection

Michigan defenseman could be top-10 pick in 2018; younger brothers Jack, Luke likely to follow in next few seasons

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

Quintin Hughes learned early in his hockey career that having the puck was a whole lot better than chasing it.

That was the appeal to becoming a defenseman when he turned 13 years old.

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Metropolitan Division team draft needs

Hurricanes looking for goal-scorer at No. 2; Devils, Islanders seeking defensemen

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

The 2018 NHL Draft provides an opportunity for teams to shore up positions of need with an injection of young talent.

The first round of the draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas is Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). Rounds 2-7 are Saturday (11 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVAS).

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