It is time for the 2017 NHL Draft.
The future of all 31 NHL franchises could change Friday night at United Center in Chicago. The Vegas Golden Knights will have three first-round picks after their largely successful expansion draft. And there already has been one draft-day trade, so it should be an exciting night.
Keep it right here all night for the latest rumors, news and picks as they come in.
10:06 p.m.: The first round has ended with a trade.
9:39 p.m.: Trade activity has ramped up toward the end of the first round.
9:33 p.m.: We have a trade!
7:56 p.m.: The Anaheim Ducks made some news.
7:41 p.m.: Are the Ottawa Senators trying to move up in the draft?
7:21 p.m.: The Montreal Canadiens are searching for some help on the blue line.
6:46 p.m.: The Washington Capitals re-signed T.J. Oshie, but it likely will come at a cost.
6:22 p.m.: The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to have a trade target.
5:38 p.m.: The Rangers already moved up to No. 7, but the Vegas Golden Knights still could make a move.
4:50 p.m. ET: The Minnesota Wild could be looking to make a move.
Here’s the draft order for Round 1.
1. New Jersey Devils: Nico Hischier, C, Switzerland
2. Philadelphia Flyers: Patrick Nolan, C, Brandon (WHL)
3. Dallas Stars: Miro Heiskanen, D, Finland
4. Colorado Avalanche: Cale Makar, D, UMass (NCAA)
5. Vancouver Canucks: Elias Pettersson, C, Sweden
6. Vegas Golden Knights: Cody Glass, C, Portland (WHL)
7. New York Rangers: Lias Andersson, C, Sweden
8. Buffalo Sabres: Casey Mittelstadt, C, Minnesota (NCAA)
9. Detroit Red Wings: Michael Rasmussen, C, Tri-City (WHL)
10. Florida Panthers: Owen Tippett, RW, Mississauga (OHL)
11. Los Angeles Kings: Gabe Vilardi, C, Windsor (OHL)
12. Carolina Hurricanes: Martin Necas, C, Czech Republic
13. Vegas Golden Knights: Nick Suzuki, C, Owen (OHL)
14. Tampa Bay Lightning: Cal Foote, D, Kelowna (WHL)
15. Vegas Golden Knights: Erik Brannstrom, D, Sweden
16. Calgary Flames: Juuso Valimaki, D, Tri-City (WHL)
17. Toronto Maple Leafs: Timothy Liljegren, D, Sweden
18. Boston Bruins: Urho Vaakanainen, D, Finland
19. San Jose Sharks: Josh Norris, C, Michigan (NCAA)
20. St. Louis Blues: Robert Thomas, C, London (OHL)
21. New York Rangers: Filip Chytil, F, Czech Republic
22. Edmonton Oilers: Kailer Yamamoto, RW, Spokane (WHL)
23. Arizona Coyotes: Pierre-Olivier Joseph, D, Charlottetown (QMJHL)
24. Winnipeg Jets: Kristian Vesalainen, LW/RW, Sweden
25. Montreal Canadiens: Ryan Poehling, C, St. Cloud State (NCAA)
26. Dallas Stars (from Chicago Blackhawks): Jake Oettinger, G, Boston University (NCAA)
27. Philadelphia Flyers (from St. Louis Blues): Morgan Frost, C, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
28. Ottawa Senators: Shane Bowers, C, Waterloo (USHL)
29. Dallas Stars (from Chicago Blackhawks): Henri Jokiharju, D, Portland (WHL)
30. Nashville Predators: Eeli Tolvanen, RW, Finland
31. St. Louis Blues (from Pittsburgh Penguins): Klim Kostin, LW/C, Russia
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