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2018 NHL Draft: Round 1

2018 NHL Draft - June 22nd, 2018 @ 7:00 PM, in American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
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Round 1

1 Buffalo Rasmus Dahlin D Frolunda HC (SHL) 6' 2.75" 185
DraftSite's comments:An early Christmas present that will be a gift that keeps on giving…for a generation.
2 Carolina Andrei Svechnikov RW Barrie (OHL) 6' 2" 192
DraftSite's comments:Clearly the most advanced forward and best equipped to help in every phase soon.
3 Montreal Jesperi Kotkaniemi C Assat Pori (SM-liiga) 6' 2" 181
DraftSite's comments:A big gritty centre with a power game and plenty of upside, and an option at wing too.
4 Ottawa Brady Tkachuk LW Boston University 6' 3" 192
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…
5 Arizona Barrett Hayton C Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 6' 1.25" 190
DraftSite's comments:He may not be viewed as a first liner, but there are no warts in his effective game.
6 Detroit Filip Zadina RW Halifax (QMJHL) 6' 0" 197
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
7 Vancouver Quinton Hughes D Michigan 5' 10" 176
DraftSite's comments:No defender in the class is faster, or able to hit the open man in a split second.
8 Chicago Adam Boqvist D Brynäs IF (SHL) 5' 11.5" 165
DraftSite's comments:Very young and still learning to the defend, but sure knows how to attack.
9 NY Rangers Vitali Kravtsov RW Belye Medvedi Polar Bears (MHL) 6' 2.75" 184
DraftSite's comments:The boy who played like a man in the Russian pro league is deceptively fast and quick-handed.
10 Edmonton Evan Bouchard D London (OHL) 6' 2" 196
DraftSite's comments:You solved any problem of lacking a right-handed PP guy, with size and good feet..
11 NY Islanders Oliver Wahlstrom LW USNTDP (USHL) 6' 1" 198
DraftSite's comments:He likes letting go with that gamebreakinig quick release from any place even when in any awkward position.
12 NY Islanders Trade Icon Noah Dobson D Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) 6' 3" 177
DraftSite's comments:A still developing skinny defender with good instincts, range and a frame that will fill the bill.
13 Dallas Ty Dellandrea C Flint (OHL) 6' 0.25" 184
DraftSite's comments:A DraftSite favorite who never quits, and makes any linemates look good.
14 Philadelphia Trade Icon Joel Farabee LW USNTDP (USHL) 6' 0" 162
DraftSite's comments:Smart high compete winger good in three zones, and always in the mix on the attack.
15 Florida Grigori Denisenko LW Yaroslavl (KHL) 5' 10.75" 172
DraftSite's comments:Sees the ice in a terrific fashion, and isn’t afraid to impose on your space, if he is interested.
16 Colorado Martin Kaut RW Pardubice (Czech) 6' 1" 177
DraftSite's comments:His solid all around offensive skills and fluid stride make him a safe pick who plays somewhere in your line up.
17 New Jersey Ty Smith D Spokane (WHL) 5' 10.75" 176
DraftSite's comments:This dynamic skating push defender plays both ends like Kris Letang.
18 Columbus Liam Foudy LW London (OHL) 6' 0" 174
DraftSite's comments:A great skater and athlete with versatility, two way game, and upside after not getting lots of icetime.
19 Philadelphia Jay O'Brien C Youngstown (USHL) 5' 10.75" 176
DraftSite's comments:High school late bloomer with good skills, feet, and high end stickhandling ability whose committed to Providence College.
20 Los Angeles Rasmus Kupari C Karpat Oulu (SM-liiga) 6' 1.5" 188
DraftSite's comments:His outstanding skating burst got him selected, now he has to put the rest together be first liner.
21 San Jose Ryan Merkley D Guelph (OHL) 5' 11.25" 168
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.
22 NY Rangers Trade Icon K'Andre Miller D USNTDP (USHL) 6' 3.25" 198
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?
23 Anaheim Isac Lundeström C Lulea HF (SHL) 6' 0.25" 183
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?
24 Minnesota Filip Johansson D Leksand (Sweden) 6' 0.75" 176
DraftSite's comments:Under six foot Swedish version of Mike Reilly
25 St. Louis Trade Icon Dominik Bokk RW Vaxjo (SHL) 6' 1" 176
DraftSite's comments:Draft rarity: sleeper German prospect whose sixty minute games have been rare.
26 Ottawa Trade Icon Jacob Bernard-Docker D Okotoks (AJHL) 6' 0.25" 187
DraftSite's comments:Poised puck mover and minute eater who skates well and quietly eats minutes and shuts things doiwn...
27 Chicago Trade Icon Nicolas Beaudin D Drummondville (QMJHL) 5' 10.75" 178
DraftSite's comments:Smaller but his foot speed and skill can control the tempo of a game.
28 NY Rangers Trade Icon Nils Lundkvist D Lulea HF (SHL) 5' 11.25" 173
DraftSite's comments:Big time skating, slightly built attacking offensiveman who despite his skinny frame,plays with some edge.
29 Toronto Trade Icon Rasmus Sandin D Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 5' 11" 186
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.
30 Detroit Trade Icon Joe Veleno C Drummondville (QMJHL) 6' 1" 194
DraftSite's comments:Can he regain “exceptional status?” Does it matter, if he is a safe guaranteed pro player?
31 Washington Alexander Alexeyev D Red Deer (WHL) 6' 3.75" 196
DraftSite's comments:Has the size, stride, and talent to build on his strong solid pro potential. Maybe Oprik has a replacement.

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