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Victor, NY Native David Farrance Heads To Nashville

By Warren Kozireski– Victor, NY native David Farrance waited longer than some thought he would have to, but was ultimately happy with his selection by Western Conference champ Nashville late in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago. “It feels great; I’m just trying to soak it all in right now,” […]

Rochester’s Jack Dugan Selected By Las Vegas

By Warren Kozireski– Former McQuaid HS state champ, New York State Player of the Year and Rochester Monarch youth hockey product Jack Dugan was chosen in the fifth round (142nd overall) at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago by expansion team Vegas. The Golden Knights tabbed the 6’2”, 185 lb. left wing from Northwood […]

Cup Champs Select RPI’s Will Reilly

CHICAGO, Ill. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) sophomore-to-be Will Reilly has been drafted by the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the seventh round, 217th overall, of the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Reilly, a defenseman, played 35 games for the Engineers last season, scoring twice with 13 assists for 15 points. The 6-3, […]

Rangers Make Seven Selections In 2017 NHL Entry Draft

New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton, along with Director of Player Personnel Gordie Clark, oversaw the club’s activity at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Blueshirts, who held seven picks in the draft, selected five forwards and two defensemen. The […]

Sabres Select Five Players On Day 2 Of NHL Draft

CHICAGO (June 24, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres selected five players on the second day of the 2017 NHL Draft at United Center in Chicago. These five selections join Buffalo’s first-round pick, forward Casey Mittelstadt, to complete the team’s 2017 draft class, which includes three forwards, two defensemen and a goaltender. With the team’s first […]

Islanders Select Five On Day 2

CHICAGO, IL (June 24, 2017) – The New York Islanders selected three defensemen and two forwards on the second day of the 2017 National Hockey League Draft at the United Center in Chicago. Robin Salo (46th overall), Benjamin Mirageas (77th overall), Sebastian Aho (139th overall), Arnaud Durandeau (165th overall) and Logan Cockerill (201st overall) were […]

Botterill Pleased With First Draft As Sabres GM

By Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / Director of Editorial CHICAGO — The first draft for Jason Botterill as an NHL general manager had a little bit of everything. The 2017 NHL Draft, which was held Friday and Saturday at United Center, was six weeks after Botterill became GM of the Buffalo Sabres, leaving his […]

NHL Summer Buzz: Lindy Ruff To Be Named Rangers Assistant

Welcome to NHL Summer Buzz. With the NHL Expansion Draft and its trade/waiver freeze over, and the beginning of free agency on July 1, the 31 NHL teams are free to make moves to shape their roster for the 2017-18 season. Here’s a look at the latest offseason happenings around the League: 12:45 p.m. Lindy […]

Islanders Acquire Three Draft Picks

CHICAGO (June 24, 2017) – The New York Islanders have acquired three draft picks from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Travis Hamonic and a fourth-round selection. The Islanders’ sent Hamonic and a fourth-round pick in either 2019 or 2020 to Calgary in exchange for a 2018 first-round pick, a 2018 second-round pick and […]

NHL To Sponsor Studies To Explore Establishing Future D-1 Hockey Programs

By Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer CHICAGO — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Friday that the League and the NHL Players’ Association will sponsor feasibility studies to explore establishing future NCAA Division I college hockey programs on campuses across the United States. The announcement was made during a press conference prior […]

Rangers Go Europe Twice In First Round

By Warren Kozireski– After dealing Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta to Arizona and receiving their seventh-overall and defenseman Anthony DeAngelo, the New York Rangers used their first of two first round selection on center Lias Andersson from Sweden. With their own pick at #21, they drafted another center, this time from the Czech Republic in […]

U of Minnesota Bound Mittelstadt A Sabre

By Warren Kozireski — Ranked among the top four prospects for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by many, center Casey Mittelstadt was the Buffalo Sabres first round selection—eighth overall. “Obviously we’re ecstatic to get Casey,” new Sabres General manager Jason Botterill said. “The success he’s had at such a young age and I love players […]

Rangers Select Lias Andersson With Seventh Overall Pick

During the first day of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 23 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, the New York Rangers acquired the seventh overall pick from the Arizona Coyotes and used the pick to select forward Lias Andersson. Andersson, 18, skated in 42 games with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League […]

Rangers Acquire DeAngelo and 2017 7th Overall Pick From Arizona

New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta. DeAngelo, 21, split this past season between the Coyotes and the Tucson Roadrunners of the […]