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Edmonton Oilers 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Edmonton Oilers headed into the 2021 NHL Draft with six selections. Without a pick in the second or third rounds, the team acquired forwards Andreas Athanasiou and Ryan Kuffner from the Detroit Red Wings. They sent back veteran Sam Ganger and a 2020 and 2021 second-round pick. In addition to this, general manager Ken Holland lost his original 3rd round choice in the deal for winger James Neal. Tied to a draft pick condition in the trade, the pick would be transferred if Neal scored 21 goals or more and veteran Milan Lucic scored ten or fewer goals than Neal during the 2019-20 season.

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New York Islanders 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Islanders made the third round of the playoffs in consecutive seasons with a ton of help from their deadline acquisitions. They have had to sacrifice many draft picks because of this, so when the entry draft came this summer, general manager Lou Lamoriello had more time on his hands than most of his counterparts.

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Washington Capitals 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Washington Capitals walked into the 2021 draft without a first-round pick. Originally, the club had five overall picks, but a trade with the New York Rangers in the third round gave them an additional pick in the sixth.

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Buffalo Sabres 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Buffalo Sabres held the number one pick in the NHL Draft for the first time since choosing defenseman Rasmus Dahlin in 2018. Adding a second first-round selection, general manager Kevyn Adams sent Rasmus Ristolainen to the Philadelphia Flyers.

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