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Dach aims to prove Blackhawks right at choosing him No. 3 in NHL Draft

18-year-old forward looks to add size, learn pro game

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / Staff Writer

CHICAGO -- Kirby Dach is still coming off the whirlwind of the 2019 NHL Draft, when he was chosen by the Chicago Blackhawks with the No. 3 pick in Vancouver on Friday.

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Kakko gets big welcome from Rangers fans at Newark Airport

Finnish forward poses for pictures, has name chanted upon arrival @NHLdotcom

Fans welcome Kaapo Kakko

Fans greet Kaapo Kakko at airport

New York Rangers fans greet 2019 No. 2 overall draft pick Kaapo Kakko at Newark Airport

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NEWARK -- Kaapo Kakko heard his first cheers from New York Rangers fans Sunday, and he wasn't even at Madison Square Garden.

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Color of Hockey: Diversity on display during second day of NHL Draft

Seven players of color selected in rounds 2 through 7

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he looks at players of color who were selected on the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday.

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NHL Draft

Knight brings impressive skills, mature approach to Panthers

Goalie picked No. 13 in 2019 NHL Draft draws comparisons to Price, Bobrovsky

by Kevin Woodley / Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Spencer Knight draws comparisons to Carey Price for how he plays between the pipes, but the impressions made by his approach between the ears played just as big a role in being the first goalie picked in the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Friday.

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Lafreniere headlines 2020 NHL Draft prospects

Left wing draws raves from Gretzky, scouts

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

VANCOUVER -- Alexis Lafreniere of Rimouski in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will headline a strong class of prospects expected to be available in the 2020 NHL Draft at Bell Centre in Montreal on June 26-27, 2020.

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Three trades on second day of Draft propel NHL toward free agency

Salary cap maneuvering at play in each deal, including moves involving Marleau, Subban

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

VANCOUVER -- The NHL offseason began in earnest Saturday with three significant trades before the end of the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena.

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Maple Leafs GM Dubas works two phones simultaneously at the NHL Draft

As a GM it is important to keep your ears open, both of them

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Dubas uses two phones at Draft

Kyle Dubas works the phones at 2019 NHL Draft

Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas utilizes two phones during the 2019 NHL Draft, as head coach Mike Babcock evaluates their selections

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At this time of year, a GM has to listen to everything. Kyle Dubas knows that.

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NHL Draft

5 things learned from Day 2 of NHL Draft

Kaliyev finally picked by Kings in second round; USNTDP makes more history

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Staff Writer

Day 2 of the 2019 NHL Draft

Recapping Day 2 of the 2019 NHL Draft

Beginning with Shane Pinto at No. 32 and ending with Jeremy Michel at No. 217, relive the best from a busy Day 2 of the 2019 NHL Draft

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VANCOUVER -- Arthur Kaliyev arrived at Rogers Arena for the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft hoping to know what his NHL future held.

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NHL Draft

2019 Draft Diary: Raphael Lavoie

Forward selected by Oilers in second round, excited to possibly play with McDavid

by Raphael Lavoie / Special to

Raphael Lavoie, who was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round (No. 38) in the 2019 NHL Draft, has been writing a monthly diary this season for The 18-year-old forward had 73 points (32 goals, 41 assists) in 62 regular-season games in his third season for Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and led the league with 20 goals in 23 playoff games. In his final entry, Lavoie discusses being selected by the Oilers and the possibility of playing with Connor McDavid.

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Hughes, Kakko among first-round picks who chose custom songs for Draft

Selections heard unique music after being picked Friday

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Being a first-round NHL Draft pick is great, but hearing your jam as you walk on stage to realize your lifelong dream is even better.

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