It’s draft day! Later today the world’s top young talent will come together at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey in hopes of being selected by one of the NHL’s 30 teams. There is consensus who the top three players at this year’s draft are going to be. Seth Jones, Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon are slated to go one two and three. However, the order that these three go in is still up in the air.
The Colorado Avalanche currently have the number one selection and have mentioned that they are leaning towards selecting MacKinnon. But, there have been reports the Avalanche and Calgary Flames have been in talks about trading the two picks before the Draft officially begins. How it eventually goes down, no one will know until that time comes. So for now, buckle up for what is certain to be a crazy draft day.
– Here is our preview of the Kings draft. (Rink Royalty)
– Here is a little picture of Patrick Kane being, well Patrick Kane. (Reddit)
– It is beginning to look like if the Canucks can’t get rid of Luongo they will get rid of Schneider, someone has to go. (Twitter)
– Here is FanSided NHL’s mock draft. (FanSided NHL)
Highlight Of The Night
Here is a video that YouTuber, Bradley Henstock put together of some of the top picks in this year’s draft, there is some major talent coming into the NHL this year.