Ready, Set, Draw
NHL to phase in lottery changes over the next two years
The National Hockey League announced Wednesday changes to its draft lottery, which will be phased in over a two-year period, beginning with the Draft Lottery in 2015. According to the NHL, the odds of winning the first overall selection in the NHL Draft for the 14 non-playoff teams will be adjusted 'to more appropriately reflect the current state of competitive balance.' Full Story.(Photo: NHL Images/Getty Images)
The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine will be held in Buffalo for the next two seasons. NHL Vice-President Colin Campbell calls Buffalo "the right fit" in announcing the league's decision during a joint news conference with the Sabres on Monday. The combine had previously been held in Toronto. Full Story.
Not Even Close
Canada defeated Sweden 5-1 on Tuesday for its second straight victory at the under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup tournament. Mitchell Stephens scored two goals in the third period to help put the game out of reach. Canada (2-0) moved into sole possession of first place in the Group B standings while Sweden (1-1) fell into second place. Full Story.
It might not be as dynamic as 2013 or as promising as 2015 but, in the eyes of the scouts, the 2014 NHL draft class is rock solid. Barrie Colt defenceman Aaron Ekblad is No. 1 on TSN's Top 60 Final Rankings. More...
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CHL Draft History
Before they became household names at the NHL Draft, check out where they were selected in junior hockey.
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