2018 NHL Draft: 1st Round

The 2018 NHL Draft began off on Friday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round number one of the draft took place tonight, with rounds two through seven on Saturday.

All of the names, positions, height, weight, stats and rankings are courtesy of NHL.com
All of the logos are from sportslogos.net

1. Buffalo Sabres - Rasmus Dahlin
sabresPosition: D
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
2017-18 Team: Frolunda HC (SHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #1 - European Skaters

2. Carolina Hurricanes - Andrei Svechnikov
hurricanesPosition: RW
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 192
2017-18 Team: Barrie Colts (OHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #1 - North American Skaters

3. Montreal Canadiens - Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Position: Centre
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 181
2017-18 Team: Assat (Liiga)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #6 - European Skaters

"A smart forward with a dangerous shot, Kotkaniemi possesses a high hockey IQ and 
determination with the skills to back it up. Positions himself well and often seems to be 
a step ahead of plays. Stickhandling and creativity allow him to split professional 
defences as a teenager. Decent size and frame, yet a very capable skater" - Matias Strozyk

"Kotkaniemi is regarded as a 200-foot player, smart and strong on the puck, and capable 
of killing penalties and helping a power play. But there were questions at the start of 
the season about his skating, which has improved. Still, the Finn isn’t as quick as many 
of the forwards near the top of the draft. He also didn’t play centre when he was 
competing against men in the Liiga" - Sportsnet's "Prospect of Interest"

"Great puck skills and finishing ability, but skating still a work in progress. Offers 
an awkward stride that doesn’t generate a ton of top-end power. That hasn’t stopped him 
from putting up more than respectable numbers Liiga though, albeit from the wing." - Cam
Robinson
4. Ottawa Senators - Brady Tkachuk
Sportslogos.netPosition: Left Wing
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 192
2017-18 Team: Boston University (NCAA)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #2 - North American Skaters

5. Arizona Coyotes - Barrett Hayton
coyotesPosition: Centre
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
2017-18 Team: Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #9 - North American Skaters

6. Detroit Red Wings - Filip Zadina
red wingsPosition: RW
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 197
2017-18 Team: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #3 - North American Skaters

7. Vancouver Canucks - Quinton Hughes
canucksPosition: D
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 173
2017-18 Team: University of Michigan (NCAA)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #6 - North American Skaters

8. Chicago Blackhawks - Adam Boqvist
Position: D
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 165
2017-18 Team: Brynas Jr. (SWE-Jr.)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #2 - European Skaters

 

9. New York Rangers - Vitali Kravtsov
Position: RW
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 184
2017-18 Team: Chelyabinsk (Russia)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #3 - European Skaters

10. Edmonton Oilers - Evan Bouchard
oilersPosition: D
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 196
2017-18 Team: London Knights (OHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #4 - North American Skaters

11. New York Islanders - Oliver Wahlstrom
islandersPosition: RW
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 208
2017-18 Team: U.S. National Development Program
NHL Scouting Ranking: #7 - North American Skaters

12. New York Islanders - Noah Dobson
islandersPosition: D
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 177
2017-18 Team: Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #5 - North American Skaters
13. Dallas Stars - Ty Dellandrea
starsPosition: C
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 184
2017-18 Team: Flint Firebirds (OHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #25 - North American Skaters

14. Philadelphia Flyers - Joel Farabee
flyersPosition: LW
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 162
2017-18 Team: 
NHL Scouting Ranking: #12 - North American Skaters

15. Florida Panthers - Grigori Denisenko
PanthersPosition: LW
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 172
2017-18 Team: Yaroslavl 2 (Russia-Jr.)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #7 - European Skaters

16. Colorado Avalanche - Martin Kaut
avalanchePosition: RW
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 176
2017-18 Team: Pardubice (Czech)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #4 - European Skaters

17. New Jersey Devils - Ty Smith
devilsPosition: D
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 176
2017-18 Team: Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #14 - North American Skaters

18. Columbus Blue Jackets - Liam Foudy
blue jacketsPosition: C
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 174
2017-18 Team: London Knights (OHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #19 - North American Skaters

19. Philadelphia Flyers - Jay O'Brien
flyersPosition: C
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 176
2017-18 Team: Thayer Academy (High School - US)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #32 - North American Skaters

20. Los Angeles Kings - Rasmus Kupari
kingsPosition: C
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 189
2017-18 Team: Karpat (Liiga)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #11 - European Skaters

21. San Jose Sharks - Ryan Merkley
sharksPosition: D
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 168
2017-18 Team: Guelph Storm (OHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #45 - North American Skaters

22. New York Rangers - K'Andre Miller
Position: D
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 198
2017-18 Team: U.S. National Development Program
NHL Scouting Ranking: #23 - North American Skaters

23. Anaheim Ducks - Isac Lundestrom
ducksPosition: C
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 183
2017-18 Team: Frolunda HC (SHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #8 - European Skaters

24. Minnesota Wild - Filip Johansson
wildPosition: D
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 176
2017-18 Team: Leksand (Swe-Jr.)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #10 - European Skaters

25. St. Louis Blues - Dominik Bokk
BluesPosition: RW
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 176
2017-18 Team: Vaxjo Lakers (SHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #12 - European Skaters

26. Ottawa Senators - Jacob Bernard-Docker
senatorsPosition: D
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 187
2017-18 Team: Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #33 - North American Skaters
27. Chicago Blackhawks - Nicolas Beuadin
Position: D
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 172
2017-18 Team: Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
Scouting Ranking: #31 - North American Skaters

28. New York Rangers - Nils Lundkvist
Position: D
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 172
2017-18 Team: Lulea (SHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #14 - European Skaters

29. Toronto Maple Leafs - Rasmus Sandin
Sportslogos.netPosition: D
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 186
2017-18 Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #11 - North American Skaters

30. Detroit Red Wings - Joe Veleno
red wingsPosition: C
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 191
2017-18 Team: Drummondville Voltiguers (QMJHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #8 - North American Skaters

31. Washington Capitals - Alexander Alexeyev
capitalsPosition: D
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 196
2017-18 Team: Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
NHL Scouting Ranking: #22 - North American Skaters
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