• Maple Leafs trade down, use 29th pick to select defenceman Rasmus Sandin

    23 days ago - By National Post

    DALLAS - The Toronto Maple Leafs traded down in the 2018 NHL draft before selecting Rasmus Sandin with the 29th pick on Friday night.
    The 18-year-old left-handed defenceman from Uppsala, Sweden, produced 12 goals and 45 points in 51 regular-season games with the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 2017-18.
    Sandin, who says he models his style of play after Chicago Blackhawks blueliner Duncan Keith, was ranked No. 11 amongst North American skaters by the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau heading into the draft after being 16th at the midpoint of the season.
    The five-foot-11...
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  • Vancouver Canucks use seventh overall pick to select defenceman Quinn Hughes

    23 days ago - By National Post

    DALLAS - The Vancouver Canucks selected Quinn Hughes with the seventh pick in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday night.
    The 18-year-old left-handed defenceman from Orlando, Fla., had five goals and 29 points in 37 games with the University of Michigan in 2017-18 and was named to the Big 10 all-rookie team, as well as a second-team all star.
    Hughes, the No. 6-ranked North American skater by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau, also won a bronze medal in the 2018 world junior championships with the United States.
    “I'm excited. I obviously knew Vancouver would be right around my spot,”...
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