Skip to main content

NHL Draft

prospect

2018 first-round NHL Draft pick tracker

Status of 31 players chosen in opening round in Dallas

NHL.com @NHL

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:

View More
NHL Draft

2019 Draft Diary: Dylan Cozens

Lethbridge forward has experience to remember in 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 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in 16 games. In his second entry, Cozens discusses his participation for Team WHL in the CIBC Canada Russia Series on Monday and Tuesday.

View More
NHL Draft

Kakko not hiding from big moments against older competition

Top 2019 NHL Draft prospect excelling in Finland's best league

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

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

View More
NHL Draft

2019 Draft Diary: Raphael Lavoie

Halifax forward discusses home opener, prepares for Canada Russia Series

by Raphael Lavoie / Special to NHL.com

Raphael Lavoie (6-foot-3, 191 pounds) is a right-handed center in his third season with Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The 18-year-old forward has 18 points (11 goals, seven assists) and 67 shots on goal in 15 games this season, is an A-rated skater in NHL Central Scouting's Players to Watch list and a projected first-round candidate for the 2019 NHL Draft, which will be held June 21-22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Lavoie will submit a draft diary each month for NHL.com leading up to the draft.

View More
NHL Draft

Boldy using offensive creativity to become top 2019 NHL Draft prospect

NTDP forward with soft hands, high skill has 11 goals in 13 games

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

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

Matthew Boldy said he considers himself a skilled player with "silky smooth hands."

View More
NHL Draft

Broberg speeding development after move from hometown Sweden club

Top 2019 NHL Draft defenseman prospect has impressed with puck-moving, play-making abilities

by Guillaume Lepage @GLepageLNH / LNH.com Staff Writer

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

Philip Broberg is proving that sometimes a change in scenery, no matter how small, can make a big difference.

View More
NHL Draft

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.

View More
NHL Draft

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.

View More
NHL Draft

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.

View More
NHL Draft

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.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.