Round-by-round picks and results for the 2017 NHL Draft.
The draft weekend splash is becoming an annual Calgary Flames tradition. For the third straight June, Flames general manager Brad Treliving swung a big deal at the draft, this time landing 26-year-old defenceman Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders. "He moves pucks. One year earlier, Treliving sent two picks to St. Louis for Brian Elliott and a year before that, three picks to Boston for defenceman Dougie Hamilton.
The days are long in late June my friends and, now, here’s something that will make them seem even longer: the Monday morning musings and meditations on the world of sports. — If you looked at Elias Pettersson’s highlight reel on YouTube, you might conclude the Vancouver Canucks just drafted a right-handed, underfed version of Peter Forsberg. He has the look of a dynamic playmaker. He has the look of an elite goal scorer. In short, he has the look of a No.-1 centre and if he’s that guy, he’ll be a huge piece for this franchise. But, and isn’t there always a but for the Canucks on draft day, the consensus opinion among hockey cognoscenti is Jim Benning might have reached to pick Pettersson fifth