Tag "2021 NHL Draft"

Montreal Canadiens 2021 NHL Draft Recap

Winners of 24 games during the NHL’s Covid-19 shortened season, the Montreal Canadiens finished in fourth place in the North Division. One of the stories of the playoffs, the team ultimately advanced to the Stanley Cup Final before falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Calgary Flames 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Calgary Flames selected eight players in the 2021 NHL Draft, focusing heavily on forwards to replenish their base of scorers throughout the organization’s minor league systems. With five taken overall, Calgary made it clear that assistance on the offensive side is required to boost this roster.

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Carolina Hurricanes 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Carolina Hurricanes made waves taking a total of 13 picks in the draft. They traded back five times throughout the draft, and it became clear that the Hurricanes were focusing on quantity as the draft went on.

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Florida Panthers 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Florida Panthers cruised into the 2021 NHL Draft on the tail-end of the best regular season in franchise history. While they didn’t trade any of this year’s picks, they did acquire Sam Reinhart from the Buffalo Sabres.

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Pittsburgh Penguins 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Pittsburgh Penguins went into the 2021 NHL Draft with five total picks. However, they had no first-round selection, and three of their picks came in the seventh round.

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St. Louis Blues 2021 NHL Draft Recap

During the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the St. Louis Blues made four selections. They made one draft-day trade on day two, moving up in the third round while also losing a sixth-round pick in that deal.

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Nashville Predators 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Nashville Predators elected to split their draft picks among defensemen and forwards, taking three of each in this summer’s draft. After finishing fourth in the division last season, The music city looks to bounce back in the upcoming 2021-2022 campaign.

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San Jose Sharks 2021 NHL Draft Recap

San Jose acquired a plethora of picks in the 2021 draft, taking nine players last month in hopes of sparking their minor league rosters with an abundance of skaters. The Sharks displayed their desperate need for forward depth, adding 5 to the organizations’ roster, as well as a goaltender for the first time in three years, with their second selection.

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Los Angeles Kings 2021 NHL Draft Recap

In the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Los Angeles Kings entered the draft with seven picks but ended up making four selections. General manager Rob Blake was busy on the phones, making three draft day trades, which moved his team up in the second round as well as gained them another second-round pick.

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Minnesota Wild 2021 NHL Draft Recap

During the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Minnesota Wild came into the draft with nine picks but made seven total selections. General manager Bill Guerin made two draft-day trades, moving up in the first round and moving back into the fourth round as a result.

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