Category Archives: NHL Draft

Celebrini becomes fifth NCAA player to go No. 1 overall

Nine NCAA players drafted in first round fo NHL Draft   LAS VEGAS – Boston University forward Macklin Celebrini, who won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as a freshman in 2023-24, was selected first overall Friday by the San Jose Sharks to open the 2024 NHL Draft at Sphere. All-Time First-Round NHL Draft Picks (NCAA) […]

USHL boasts 10 selections in first round of NHL Draft

No.1 overall pick Celebrini led USHL in scoring in 2022-23 Including the first overall selection, former Chicago Steel forward Macklin Celebrini, who was picked by the San Jose Sharks, the United States Hockey League (USHL) had 10 players selected in the first round of the 2024 National Hockey League Draft Friday night at the Sphere […]

Wild select defenseman Zeev Buium with 12th overall pick

California native helped lead University of Denver to national championship Las Vegas, Nev. – The Minnesota Wild selected defenseman Zeev Buium (pronounced Zee-v Boo-y-YUM) with the 12th overall selection in the first round of the 2024 Upper Deck NHL Draft Friday, June 28. Minnesota acquired the 12th pick from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for […]

NHL Draft Primer: Wild options at No. 13 and some homegrown hopefuls

Wild will choose No. 13 overall in an international-heavy, deep draft by T.R. Holler/Regional Scout/Let’s Play Hockey Contributor The Minnesota Wild embark on their silver jubilee draft at the new Las Vegas Sphere tonight, June 28th at 6PM CST (ESPN) and concluding Day 2 on Saturday afternoon. Barely forty-two hours later, NHL free agency kicks […]