NHL Draft 2017 Live Tracker: Rumors, Compete List Of First-Round Picks


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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