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2018 NHL Draft : Round 1

Updated: Feb 26, 2019 05:18 am (ET)

Draft date: June 22nd, 2018 @ 10:00 PM - June 23rd, 2018, in American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

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ROUND 1

DraftSite's comments: An early Christmas present that will be a gift that keeps on giving…for a generation.


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    6' 2.75"

  • Weight

    185

  • School

    Frölunda HC (SHL)

  • Date of Birth

    April 13, 2000

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    What else can I say that hasn't been said about Rasmus Dahlin...

DraftSite's comments: Clearly the most advanced forward and best equipped to help in every phase soon.


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    192

  • School

    Barrie (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 26, 2000

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Spent significant time out of Barrie's line up with a wrist injury, but ranks as the top forward on my list...

DraftSite's comments: A big gritty centre with a power game and plenty of upside, and an option at wing too.


  • Country

    Finland

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    181

  • School

    Assat Pori (SM-liiga)

  • Date of Birth

    July 6, 2000

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Is he your future power winger or your big centre? He can be such high end puck hander and a tank-like aggressive force with his work in the crease area...

DraftSite's comments: Congratulations, you might just have gotten the best of the clan…a guy who hates losing and forces his will on the opponents…


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 3"

  • Weight

    192

  • School

    Boston University

  • Date of Birth

    September 16, 1999

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    May be the best of the second generation players since than Brett Hull; he usually leads his team whether it be BU, or Team USA in all phases, but can be counted on to be a consistent physical presence...

DraftSite's comments: He may not be viewed as a first liner, but there are no warts in his effective game.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 1.25"

  • Weight

    190

  • School

    Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 9, 2000

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Big kid who continues to show a high skill set and a dedication day-to-day to improve on his last performance...

DraftSite's comments: It’s one thing to add a natural scorer, it’s another when he also is a tremendous creator and 200 foot forward


  • Country

    Czech Republic

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    197

  • School

    Halifax (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    November 27, 1999

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    At six foot and 190, he is a dynamic scoring wing who just keeps getting scoring chances-- and capitalizes on them...

DraftSite's comments: No defender in the class is faster, or able to hit the open man in a split second.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    176

  • School

    Michigan

  • Date of Birth

    October 14, 1999

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Undersized defender in the Kris Letang mold who plays strong at both ends...

DraftSite's comments: Very young and still learning to the defend, but sure knows how to attack.


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    5' 11.5"

  • Weight

    165

  • School

    Brynäs IF (SHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 15, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This draft will be marked with an unprecedented number of highly sought after skilled attacking defensemen who are average or under-sized with little physicality...

DraftSite's comments: The boy who played like a man in the Russian pro league is deceptively fast and quick-handed.


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 2.75"

  • Weight

    184

  • School

    Belye Medvedi Polar Bears (MHL)

  • Date of Birth

    December 23, 1999

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    A big winger with very good straight line speed, balance, quick feet, and scoring ability...

DraftSite's comments: Oilers solved any problem of lacking a right-handed PP guy, with size and good feet..


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    196

  • School

    London (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    October 20, 1999

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Big impact defender who some have categorized as a power play specialist, although I think that is understating his overall game and upside...

DraftSite's comments: He likes letting go with that gamebreaking quick release from any place even when in any awkward position.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    198

  • School

    USNTDP (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 13, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Big forward is one of the premier scorers in the United States Development Team...

DraftSite's comments: A still developing skinny defender with good instincts, range and a frame that will fill the bill.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 3"

  • Weight

    177

  • School

    Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 7, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Plays both ends of the ice very well...

DraftSite's comments: A DraftSite favorite who never quits, and makes any linemates look good.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0.25"

  • Weight

    184

  • School

    Flint (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    July 21, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Displays excellent skill set, good size and giddy-up...

DraftSite's comments: Smart high compete winger good in three zones, and always in the mix on the attack.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    162

  • School

    USNTDP (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 25, 2000

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Smart three zone playmaker with an abundance of excellent characteristics and tools that point him upward as a solid NHL winger...

DraftSite's comments: Sees the ice in a terrific fashion, and isn’t afraid to impose on your space, if he is interested.


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    5' 10.75"

  • Weight

    172

  • School

    Yaroslavl (KHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 24, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Russian playmaking winger with excellent on-ice vision, high-end hands and stick...

DraftSite's comments: His solid all around offensive skills and fluid stride make him a safe pick who plays somewhere in your line up.


  • Country

    Czech Republic

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    177

  • School

    Pardubice (Czech)

  • Date of Birth

    October 2, 1999

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    High-end skater with top end speed, separation, and skills...

DraftSite's comments: This dynamic skating push defender plays both ends like Kris Letang.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 10.75"

  • Weight

    176

  • School

    Spokane (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 24, 2000

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    The biggest differences between this undersized, fast, and skilled offensive defender, and the players surrounding him in the rankings is that he's a left shot and is a very responsible in his own end...

DraftSite's comments: A great skater and athlete with versatility, two way game, and upside after not getting lots of icetime.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    174

  • School

    London (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 4, 2000

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    This kid will work his way up to being a solid third liner in the NHL...

DraftSite's comments: High school late bloomer with good skills, feet, and high end stickhandling ability whose committed to Providence College.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 10.75"

  • Weight

    176

  • School

    Youngstown (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    November 4, 1999

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    A late bloomer with good skills, feet, and high end stickhandling ability...

DraftSite's comments: His outstanding skating burst got him selected, now he has to put the rest together be first liner.


  • Country

    Finland

  • Height

    6' 1.5"

  • Weight

    188

  • School

    Karpat Oulu (SM-liiga)

  • Date of Birth

    March 15, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Solid centre-wing with top end speed, a superb stride, and lateral agility...

DraftSite's comments: I am so glad they took the gamble on this top end dynamic skating, slight passing PP QB, despite the past evidence of warts.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 11.25"

  • Weight

    168

  • School

    Guelph (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 14, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Outstanding push attacking defenseman with dynamic speed and agility...

DraftSite's comments: What’s not to like about a potentially dominant skating beast of dee-man, but needs more time to hone the defensive position in college?


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 3.25"

  • Weight

    198

  • School

    USNTDP (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 21, 2000

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Converted forward who is a large physical defense-first defender who is nearly 200 pounds...

DraftSite's comments: Speed and hockey sense displayed against Swedish pros are the foundation of his two-way game. Will scoring get added at the next level?


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    6' 0.25"

  • Weight

    183

  • School

    Luleå HF (SHL)

  • Date of Birth

    November 6, 1999

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    While still being eligible for the draft class, that didn't stop him from centering the first line of Sweden's World Junior Tournament silver medal winning team...

DraftSite's comments: Under six foot Swedish version of Mike Reilly


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    6' 0.75"

  • Weight

    176

  • School

    Leksand (Sweden)

  • Date of Birth

    March 23, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Another of the top four Swedish blue liners that wowed at the Under-18 Five Nations Tournament...

DraftSite's comments: Draft rarity: sleeper German prospect whose sixty minute games have been rare.


  • Country

    Germany

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    176

  • School

    Växjö (SHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 3, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    German winger blessed with good size and hands...

DraftSite's comments: Poised puck mover and minute eater who skates well and quietly eats minutes and shuts things doiwn...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0.25"

  • Weight

    187

  • School

    Okotoks (AJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 30, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Solid defense prospect who does the little things that lead to success, without flash and dash, or an advanced offensive game...

DraftSite's comments: Smaller but his foot speed and skill can control the tempo of a game.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 10.75"

  • Weight

    178

  • School

    Drummondville (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    October 7, 1999

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    New age defender with good puck movement skills, nice foot speed, good hands and a good stick...

DraftSite's comments: Big time skating, slightly built attacking offensiveman who despite his skinny frame,plays with some edge.


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    5' 11.25"

  • Weight

    173

  • School

    Luleå HF (SHL)

  • Date of Birth

    July 29, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Sometimes it takes playing with great teammates to bring out the best in a prospect...

DraftSite's comments: His 1st North American season ends with an early selection. A solid two player who might be under six foot, but makes up for it with his feet and hands.


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    186

  • School

    Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 7, 2000

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    First year import who had the luxury of spending his season on one of the strongest teams in Canadian junior hockey...

DraftSite's comments: Can he regain “exceptional status?” Does it matter, if he is a safe guaranteed pro player?


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    194

  • School

    Drummondville (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 13, 2000

  • Scouting Report

    He is the biggest wild card of the draft class...

DraftSite's comments: Has the size, stride, and talent to build on his strong solid pro potential. Maybe Oprik has a replacement.


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 3.75"

  • Weight

    196

  • School

    Red Deer (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    November 15, 1999

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Big Russian import who has really improved the pace at which he plays in all phases...