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Videos- Recap Of Round 1 Of The NHL Draft

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You have two choices, the short version (5:22 NBCSN)....

 

 

Or the long version (16:41 Sportsnet) below...

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Notes From Round 1 Of The 2018 NHL Draft

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DALLAS (June 23, 2018) – Following are notes from the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft presented by adidas, held Friday at American Airlines Center:

SABRES SELECT DAHLIN WITH FIRST OVERALL PICK
The Buffalo Sabres selected defenseman Rasmus Dahlin (Trollhattan, Sweden) No. 1 overall in the 2018 NHL Draft, making him the second Swedish-born player taken with the first pick. The other: center Mats Sundin (Bromma, Sweden) in 1989 by the Quebec Nordiques.

Dahlin surpassed 2017-18 Norris Trophy winner Victor Hedman (No. 2 overall by TBL in 2009; Ornskoldsvik, Sweden) as the highest-drafted Swedish-born defenseman in League history.

Dahlin also became the eighth player born outside North America chosen with the No. 1 overall selection in the NHL Draft – and second in as many years:

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Video- Filip Zadina’s Goal Is To Play In The NHL

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via Sportsnet,

The Halifax Mooseheads have a history of grooming European players into top draft picks for the NHL, and is why one of top ranked draft prospects, Filip Zadina left the Czech Republic for Nova Scotia.

Elliotte Friedman with the feature.

 

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The Wings Drafted The Best Available Player

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from Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News,

On a night when they absolutely needed to ace a pick, the Red Wings selected the forward with perhaps the best scorer’s shot in the NHL Draft — a player who already is noted for playing the game all along the 200 feet of ice.

Filip Zadina, ranked third or fourth in the draft by most authoritative scouts, came sixth to a club that needs solid NHL careers from more of its entry draft selections, as certainly as it needs stars to stock its next Stanley Cup contender.

The 18-year-old, 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of Pardubice, Czech Republic, could well play in the NHL by 20, a month into the 2019-20 season.

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Detroit Red Wings Select Joe Veleno With The 30th Pick In The NHL Draft

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via Craig Button of TSN,

Hometown: Kirkland, QC Nationality: CAN
HT: 6-1   WT: 191   Shoots: Left
TSN Ranking  Mid: 15  Final: 14
NHL Ranking  Mid: 13  Final: 8

Craig Button's Analysis
"Very industrious, diligent centre who doesn’t possess elite skills but will find ways to contribute in multiple areas."

Projection: Top 9 All-Around Centre
Comparable: Lars Eller

Below, Bob McKenzie of TSN on Filip Zadina...

added 10:58pm, A ten minute, over three years highlight package of Veleno is below....

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All Filip Zadina

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via the NHL PR department,

Q. Were you surprised to go to Detroit?

FILIP ZADINA: Yeah, obviously I was kind of surprised, but I’m happy that I could be here, so it’s an awesome team. So I’m just excited to go with them and hopefully it’s going to go well.

Q. How surprised are you that you did fall to sixth?

FILIP ZADINA: I don’t want to call it that I fall to sixth. It’s a draft and I am in Detroit, so I don’t care what position I’m in. I’m a Detroit player. I just want to prove to Detroit that they have done a pretty good decision, so I’m just glad that I could be here.

Q. There was talk about going to Montreal. Did you expect them to pick you?

FILIP ZADINA: You know, it’s hard to say because, you know, everybody was probably expecting that I’m going to be in Montreal. But it’s a draft, so it can happen. Anything in the draft, and you see. So I was projected third and I’m going six.

I mean, like I don’t really care about the number. I’m just glad I can be in Detroit. It’s an awesome team and hopefully it’s going to fit me well.

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Detroit’s Press Release On Filip Zadina

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Below, added a video of Zadina being selected by the Wings.

 


DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today selected right wing Filip Zadina in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Zadina, 18, was a member of the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2017-18, his first season playing in North America, leading the club with 44 goals and ranking among his team’s leaders with 38 assists (T3rd), 82 points (2nd), a plus-23 rating (2nd), eight power-play goals (T2nd), 20 power-play points (2nd), three shorthanded goals (2nd) and 234 shots on goal (2nd). He finished seventh overall in QMJHL scoring and led the league’s rookies to earn a spot on the QMJHL First All-Star Team and QMJHL All-Rookie Team. The 6-foot, 196-pound forward was also awarded the Mike Bossy Trophy as the league’s best professional prospect. Zadina co-led the Mooseheads in playoff scoring, registering 12 points (5-7-12) in nine games.

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The Detroit Red Wings Select Filip Zadina With The 6th Pick In The 1st Round

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added 8:35pm,

 

 

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Washington Trades Brooks Orpik And Philipp Grubauer To Avs For A Pick

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Colorado release is below.

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