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The 2017 NHL draft has been completed, and graded. But that’s old news. What say we take a look at the top players available for next year’s draft? The 2018 class is not a blow-you-away group; as of now, it looks about average to slightly above average. Joe Veleno’s simply okay 16-year-old season keeps this
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8:46 PM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is an editor for ESPN, including NHL and fantasy sports coverage. CHICAGO — The draft delivered a handful of new prospects to every NHL team, but the 217 picks weren’t the only major goings-on in Chicago this weekend. Here are some of the other key takeaways from
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When Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee began the expansion draft process on June 18, he might have been overwhelmed by the possibilities. There were so many different directions he could have gone in to craft an identity for the NHL’s newest team, each one with its own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. The
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Marc-Andre Fleury already is a champion. Now he’s a Golden Knight. The veteran goaltender was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in their expansion draft, the results of which were announced Wednesday during the 2017 NHL Awards telecast. The announcement comes on the 14th anniversary of Fleury being selected first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins
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With their first expansion draft picks, the Vegas Golden Knights selected goalie Calvin Pickard, forwards William Carrier, Cody Eakin, Jonathan Marchessault, Teemu Pulkkinen, Tomas Nosek, and defensemen Brayden McNabb, Jon Merrill and Luca Sbisa. Additionally, the Knights acquired Reilly Smith from the Panthers as well as one pick each from Florida and the Buffalo Sabres
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The NHL draft will be taking place in Chicago on June 23 and 24. Get caught up with all you need to know here, from the complete order of all 217 selections to insights on the players available in this year’s draft class: Complete order of selectionLast updated: June 17 Top 100 skatersby Corey PronmanLast
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Three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, Nashville Predators forward James Neal and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen are among the high-profile players available for the Vegas Golden Knights to select in the NHL expansion draft. Who is among the pool of players available for the Vegas Golden Knights? Play fantasy GM with the list
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10:35 AM ET ESPN.com Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Each team’s protected and unprotected lists ahead of Wednesday’s expansion draft announcement: ANAHEIM DUCKS Available: Spencer Abbott (F) Jared Boll (F) Sam Carrick (F) Patrick Eaves (F) Emerson Etem (F) Ryan Garbutt (F) Max Gortz (F) Nicolas Kerdiles (F) Andre Petersson (F) Logan
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks are parting ways with defenseman Simon Despres, whose once-promising career has been curtailed by serious concussion issues. The Ducks placed Despres on waivers Friday. General manager Bob Murray indicated the club will buy out the remainder of his $18.5 million contract. Despres was just one game into his five-year
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