He may have been second behind Auston Matthews in the NHL draft, but on Wednesday it was Patrik Laine’s moment in the spotlight when (...)
What we learned during the first week of the 2016-17 NHL season: Youth isn’t being wasted on the young From No. 1 draft pick Auston Matthews’ four-goal debut with Toronto to Edmonton’s Connor McDavid leading the scoring race with three goals and six points after three games through Sunday’s action,...
Pascal Laberge was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round of this year’s NHL draft, and currently plays for the Victoriaville Tigres in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. During Saturday’s game against the Moncton Wildcats, he took a vicious hit from Zachary Malatesta. Read more...
Auston Matthews delivered an NHL debut for the ages on Wednesday, scoring four goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 19-year-old from Scottsdale, Arizona, chosen first overall in June's NHL draft, scored on his first three shots against...Show More Summary
The Ducks on Thursday claimed winger Emerson Etem on waivers, bringing the Long Beach native back to where he began his NHL career. Etem, 24, was drafted 29th overall by the Ducks in 2010. He was prized for his speed, but he couldn't score enough to keep a spot in the lineup. They traded him to...
Fact: Auston Matthews, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft, scored four goals in his debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the most goals any player has scored in his first career game in the modern era (1943). Bleacher ReportShow More Summary
Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft, scoring four goals in his first game for the Maple Leafs, which gave us an idea for Thursday’s PFT Live question of the day. Which No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft had the best performance in the first game of his…
Talk about a debut for the ages. Auston Matthews, the 2016 first-overall draft pick, played in his first NHL game tonight when his Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off the new season by visiting the Ottawa Senators. And while the 19-year-old entered his debut with high expectations, no one could have expected this. Not one, not […]
Welcome to the NHL, Auston Matthews. In his first regular-season game since the Toronto Maple Leafs selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft, the 19-year-old American phenom netted four goals in his team's 5-4 overtime...Show More Summary
Nail Yakupov was the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft. He’s only 23 years old, has 252 NHL games under his belt and, despite some injury problems, has hit double digits in goals in three of the last four seasons. And in all likelihood, your favourite NHL team could acquire him in exchange for very little. Show More Summary
The start of the 2016-17 NHL season is close, and each day sees more teams culling rosters and sending away hopefuls. It is becoming increasingly evident that many rookies will populate the league, and some very recent draft picks are...Show More Summary
With the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in the books, the focus has shifted toward the start of the 2016-17 NHL regular season on Oct. 12, and with that comes the commencement of fantasy hockey. While fantasy hockey may not receive anywhere...Show More Summary
The expansion draft, which will create an NHL team in Las Vegas, is set to take place in June 2017. That’s far enough down the line to know lots will change between now and then, but it’s also close enough to take a look at the players...Show More Summary
TORONTO—Everywhere he goes in this town, Auston Matthews knows eyeballs, feet and microphones will follow. He is the Toronto Maple Leafs' first overall NHL draft pick since Wendel Clark went No. 1 in 1985. The Maple Leafs have not won...Show More Summary
Jayce Hawryluk was selected by the Florida Panthers with the 32nd pick in the 2014 NHL Early Entry Draft. Hawryluk was going to have a (...)
The tentacles from every NHL team reach across the league through their draft picks. Although the franchises intend to have each player they pick star for them and lead them to a championship, they often get traded before or after the selections are actually made. Show More Summary
The New York Islanders have continued to emphasize the draft in recent years, even as their on-ice fortunes have trended upward. As a result, the team remains well-stocked with quality prospects even now that it is winning more NHL games. Not every pick has been a gem. Show More Summary
NHL training camps will soon be opening up, and every team will have at least one battle for a feature role. General managers have addressed needs via trades, free agency and the draft, but the solutions of summer don't always deliver...Show More Summary
NHL draft pick wears 'RIP Harambe' shirt to parade
Matthew Tkachuk, a Calgary Flames draft pick this year and son of ex-NHL forward Keith Tkachuk, wore something a little different to (...)