NHL Draft

Vitali Kravtsov poses for a photo with team representatives after being selected as the ninth overall pick by the New York Rangers in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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Sean Hartnett
June 25, 2018 - 2:01 pm
How did the Rangers fare at the 2018 NHL draft? It depends on whom you ask. The Rangers’ 10 selections have split fans into two camps.
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Ty Smith puts on a Devils sweater after being drafted by the team 17th overall on June 22, 2018, in Dallas.
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Steve Lichtenstein
June 25, 2018 - 11:36 am
As the NHL continues to evolve into a speed game on every shift, clubs are placing greater value on defensemen who can keep up with these burners.
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Islanders' first-round draft pick Oliver Wahlstrom poses with  with team representatives after being selected as the 11th overall pick.
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Andy Graziano
June 25, 2018 - 10:45 am
Fans of the New York Islanders aren’t used to winning all that much. One playoff series victory in the just-completed 12-year tenure of general manager Garth Snow proves that statement. Throw in ownership and arena follies, and let’s be honest: They weren’t a team talked about much in a positive...
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Vitali Kravtsov poses for a photo with team representatives after being selected as the ninth overall pick by the New York Rangers in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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Sean Hartnett
June 23, 2018 - 9:21 am
https://twitter.com/hartnetthockey The Rangers held firm at ninth overall and elected to pass on sniping wing Oliver Wahlstrom and a pair of highly-touted defensemen Evan Bouchard and Noah Dobson. Instead, the Blueshirts elected to draft 18-year-old Russian right wing Vitali Kravtsov.
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Vitali Kravtsov
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June 22, 2018 - 10:54 pm
The Rangers used the first of three first-round draft picks Friday night on Russian winger Vitali Kravtsov.
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Islanders' first-round draft pick Oliver Wahlstrom poses with  with team representatives after being selected as the 11th overall pick.
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June 22, 2018 - 9:24 pm
The Islanders added some offense and some defense with their back-to-back first-round picks in the NHL draft Friday night.
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Ty Smith poses for a photo with team representatives after being selected as the 17th overall pick to the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft on June 22, 2018, at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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June 22, 2018 - 8:10 pm
The Devils are hoping their first-round draft pick Friday night, Canadian defenseman Ty Smith, plays bigger than his 5-foot-10 frame.
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Devils general manager Ray Shero
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Steve Lichtenstein
June 20, 2018 - 1:26 pm
The only negative side effect, and it’s a very minor one, of the Devils’ unexpected ascension into NHL relevancy last season will be felt on Friday night, when the league holds its Entry Draft in Dallas.
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