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UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Growing number of high-end U.S. picks in NHL draft is no fluke

Hearing the names of seven U.S.-born players called within the opening 15 picks of last month’s NHL draft was a striking confirmation of how far junior hockey in this country …


Seattle’s addition to NHL looms as part of draft weekend story

While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019

Chiefs forward Adam Beckman selected by Minnesota Wild in third round of NHL draft, Luke Toporowski goes undrafted

The 18-year-old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, scored a team-leading 32 goals and added 30 assists in 68 games last season for the Chiefs.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

New Jersey Devils select U.S. center Jack Hughes with 1st pick in NHL draft

The New Jersey Devils have selected American center Jack Hughes with the first pick in the NHL draft. Hughes is from Orlando, Florida, and becomes the eighth American selected No. …


Spokane forward Luke Toporowski doesn’t have to look far in the family tree for advice ahead of NHL draft

Despite speaking with representatives from about half the National Hockey League’s 31 teams, Luke Toporowski really has no idea which team will select him on Saturday – if any team …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Ray Shero has a Devil of an NHL draft decision: Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero will keep everyone waiting one more day. He will choose between Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko with the first pick in the NHL …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Devils draw top pick in NHL draft lottery

The New Jersey Devils will have the No. 1 pick at this year’s NHL draft. The team was announced Tuesday night as the winner of the draft lottery. The Colorado …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Filip Kral selected in fifth round of NHL draft

Filip Kral, from the Czech Republic, was the Chiefs’ Rookie of the Year this past season. The puck-moving defenseman isn’t afraid to join the rush in the offensive zone and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018

Rasmus Dahlin to Buffalo Sabres, Andrei Svechnikov to Carolina Hurricanes to start NHL draft

Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of an NHL …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018

Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith selected by New Jersey Devils in first round of NHL Draft

The 17th overall spot fell right in line with where Ty Smith was projected. A number of mock drafts and prospect rankings had Smith anywhere from No. 10 to No. …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith figures to be first-round pick in NHL Draft

Friday is the day Ty Smith fulfills his dream.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

All eyes on Sweden’s Rasmus Dahlin as NHL draft arrives

Rasmus Dahlin is drawing comparisons to a pair of the best defenseman in the game today and to one of the best of all time. No pressure.


Spokane Chiefs have pair named to NHL Draft Prospect list

Defenseman Ty Smith one of just 24 players to earn ‘A’ rating


UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017

Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan selected No. 41 overall in NHL Draft

Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan was selected 41st overall (second round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday in Chicago.


Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas when he was 10. His Junior Steelers team finished a disappointing second. He is looking forward to many more …


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017

Spokane Chiefs’ Kailer Yamamoto selected No. 22 overall in NHL Draft

Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto was selected by the Edmonton Oilers No. 22 overall in the NHL Draft on Friday at the United Center in Chicago.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

NHL Draft preview: For pair of Spokane Chiefs, draft means chasing their dreams

The last time the Spokane Chiefs had two players drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft was 1997, when defenseman Brad Ference was taken 10th overall by the …


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017

Nothing about Chiefs’ Jaret Anderson-Dolan is ordinary

Jaret Anderson-Dolan is known to turn heads. The 17-year-old forward has done so ever since appearing in his first Spokane Chiefs game at 15 in 2015.


Kailer Yamomoto records goal and assist in CHL/NHL prospects game

Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto scored one goal and added an assist in the CHL/NHL prospects game on Monday in Quebec City.


NHL Draft: McPhee grows emotional after son picked by Oilers

As a longtime NHL scout and general manager, George McPhee has had a hand in providing opportunities to countless prospects at the NHL draft. It wasn’t until Saturday, when McPhee …


Carolina Hurricanes select Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik in third round of NHL draft

Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes today in the third round (74th overall) of the National Hockey League draft.


Chiefs’ Hudson Elynuik hoping to hear his name in NHL draft

Hudson Elynuik has spent his off season doing hockey things, like practicing shots in his garage in Calgary, Alberta.


Andong Song becomes first Chinese player taken in NHL draft

SUNRISE, Fla. – For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL draft. Andong Song was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 …


No surprise: Connor McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

SUNRISE, Fla. – Connor McDavid’s favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He’s now in their club, forever to be known as a No. …


Connor McDavid’s NHL draft moment – going No. 1 – finally is here

For Connor McDavid, this is only the beginning. And he’s eager to see what comes next. There’s no mystery, no drama, no guessing about what will happen when the Edmonton …


Tallon trying familiar strategy

SUNRISE, Fla. – Dale Tallon’s hands were not on the Stanley Cup during the Chicago Blackhawks’ victory celebration earlier this week. But, one could argue, his fingerprints were.


Sons, cousins, nephews came off NHL draft board

PHILADELPHIA – Familiar names came off the NHL draft board during both days of the selection process. Sons, cousins, and other relatives of hockey players past were chosen in droves. …


Ekblad goes first

PHILADELPHIA – With the first pick of the NHL draft, the Florida Panthers went with 15 seconds of dramatic pause before announcing the name. The silence felt much longer for …


NHL draft: Panthers have plenty of options with No. 1 pick

PHILADELPHIA – The NHL may as well put out a casting call for a movie set in Philadelphia. The league sent its top draft prospects to all the tourist areas …


Seth Jones could be an NHL pioneer

MIAMI – Being that Seth Jones is 6-4, has great feet and is the son of former NBA player Popeye Jones, don’t be surprised if the 18-year-old is the top …