CHICAGO – The 2017 NHL Draft weekend in Chicago has come to an end. There were some stunning trades. There were some interesting picks in a tricky draft. There were winners and there were losers, at least in a hasty first glance.
Keegan Kolesar hasn't played a game in the NHL yet but he got a taste of the business side of the game Saturday. "I left Winnipeg for Columbus at 7 (a.m.) because we have development camp this weekend," said the 20-year-old right-winger from Winnipeg via telephone Saturday afternoon. "I land in Chicago and they call me and tell me I just got traded to Vegas. I'm in Columbus in a hotel room right now and I've gotta leave tomorrow or the next day for camp in Vegas. So, it's been a whirlwind, not even 24 hours for me." Kolesar, who had been a Blue Jackets prospect since he was chosen by Columbus in the third round of the 2015 draft, had been shipped to the expansion Golden Knights for the price
Here's an early look at the winners and losers from the 2017 NHL Draft.