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2014 NHL Draft: Panthers take Aaron Ekblad 1st overall

The Florida Panthers selected defensive prospect Aaron Ekblad with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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The trades that didn't happen

NHL Draft weekend didn't have the flurry of trade activity we're used to seeing. The bigger story in many cases was the trades that did not get made.

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Picks from the 7th and final round

The 2014 NHL Draft came to a close with 30 picks in Round 7.

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Here are the Round 6 picks

180 players have now been selected in the NHL Draft.

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All the Round 5 picks

Two rounds left. Here are all 30 Round 5 selections from the 2014 NHL Draft.

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All the Round 4 draft picks

30 picks in the fourth round of the NHL Draft. All of them are listed here.

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Flames add Brandon Bollig from Chicago

The Calgary Flames added another heavyweight to their roster because, well, that's going to fix everything.

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All the Round 3 picks

Here's every pick from the third round of the 2014 NHL Draft.

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Leafs trade Carl Gunnarsson for Roman Polak

The Maple Leafs traded for the exact type of player they should stop trading for.

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Here's every Round 2 pick

30 picks down in Round 2. Here's the list.

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Top players remaining after round 1

Which future NHLers have yet to be selected at the 2014 NHL Draft?

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Grading Day 1 of the NHL Draft

How did your team do in Round 1 (or on Day 1) of the NHL Draft?

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All 30 1st round picks of the NHL Draft

From Aaron Ekblad to John Quenneville, here are all 30 selections made in the opening round of the 2014 NHL Draft.

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Devils finish Round 1 by taking Quenneville

The 18-year-old is second cousin to Chicago coach Joel Quenneville.

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Kings grab Kempe with 29th pick

The 17-year-old Swede was ranked as the No. 22 prospect in this year's class.

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Islanders use trade, take Ho-Sang at 28

The 18-year-old speedster scored 32 goals last season.

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Sharks trade down, take Goldobin

The San Jose Sharks have selected forward prospect Nikolay Goldobin with the No. 27 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Scherbak goes to the Habs at 26

The 18-year-old recorded 78 points with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL last season.

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Bruins choose Pastrnak with 25th pick

The Boston Bruins have selected forward prospect David Pastrnak with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Canucks select McCann at 24

The 18-year-old McCann recorded 62 points in 64 games with Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Avs go with Bleackley at No. 23

The 17-year-old forward scored 29 goals with Red Deer of the Western Hockey League last season.

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Kapanen goes to the Penguins with 22nd pick

The Kapanen family added another member to the ranks of professional hockey, as Kasperi Kapanen was selected with the No. 22 overall pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Fabbri goes to St. Louis at No. 21

The Mississauga native is heading to the Blues with the No. 21 overall pick.

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Blackhawks move up to 20, take Schmaltz

The 18-year-old forward recorded 63 points with the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL last season.

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Blackhawks move up in first round

Not all trades at the draft are blockbusters. This trade is definitely not a blockbuster.

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Lighting select DeAngelo with 19th pick

The Tampa Bay Lightning have selected defensive prospect Anthony DeAngelo with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Tuch lands in Minnesota at No. 18

The Minnesota Wild has selected forward prospect Alex Tuch with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Flyers add D with Sanheim at 17

The Philadelphia Flyers selected defensive prospect Travis Sanheim with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Blue Jackets take Milano with 16th pick

The Columbus Blue Jackets have selected Sonny Milano with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Red Wings select Larkin at No. 15

The Detroit Red Wings have selected forward prospect Dylan Larkin with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Honka goes to Dallas at No. 14

With the No. 14 overall pick in the NHL Draft, the Dallas Stars have selected Julius Honka of Finland.

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Caps select Vrana at 13

The Washington Capitals have selected forward prospect Jakub Vrana with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Arizona goes with Perlini at No. 12

The Arizona Coyotes have added some size to their ranks, selecting forward prospect Brendan Perlini with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Fiala goes to Nashville at 11

The Nashville Predators have selected forward prospect Kevin Fiala with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Ducks snag Ritichie with 10th pick

The Anaheim Ducks have selected forward prospect Nicholas Ritchie with the No. 10 overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Ehlers lands in Winnipeg at No. 9

The Winnipeg Jets have selected forward prospect Nikolaj Ehlers with the No. 9 in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Toronto gets Nylander at No. 8

The Nylander family has added another generation to the NHL, as William Nylander has been selected with the No. 8 overall pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Carolina selects Fleury with No. 7 pick

The Carolina Hurricanes have selected defensive prospect Haydn Fleury with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Canucks get Virtanen at No. 6

The Vancouver Canucks have selected forward prospect Jake Virtanen with the No. 6 pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Dal Colle goes to the Islanders at 5

The Oshawa pipeline to the NHL remains strong, as the New York Islanders have selected forward prospect Michael Dal Colle with the No. 5 pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Flames choose Bennett at No. 4

It was never a question of if Samuel Bennett would a first-round selection, but rather when.

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Oilers grab Leon Draisaitl with No. 3 pick

The Edmonton Oilers has selected forward prospect Leon Draisaitl with the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Reinhart goes No. 2 to Buffalo

Watch out Staal family, because a new hockey household is on the rise. The NHL has welcomed another Reinhart into the fold, as the Buffalo Sabres selected forward prospect Sam Reinhart with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Panthers take Ekblad 1st overall

The journey begins for one of the most exciting prospects in all of hockey, as the Florida Panthers selected defensive prospect Aaron Ekblad with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Flyers fans tell every NHL team they suck

Never change, Philadelphia.

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Rumors: Maple Leafs offering JvR for top pick?

Would the Toronto Maple Leafs be willing to give up a player as good as James van Riemsdyk for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft?

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The NHL Draft is a giant lottery ticket

Once you get past the top picks, the NHL Draft becomes a giant lottery ticket. The best way to win is to give yourself the most chances.

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The top-60 NHL Draft prospects

Ekblad is the top prospect in the 2014 NHL Draft, but it's a weird year, and it wouldn't be shocking to see any of three or four guys selected in first overall. Here are our top 60.

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Ryan Kesler traded to Anaheim

Ryan Kelser is on his way to becoming a member of the Anaheim Ducks.

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Here's the NHL Draft order

The 2014 NHL Draft is this weekend, June 27 and 28, in Philadelphia.

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How to watch the NHL Draft

The 2014 NHL Draft is in Philadelphia on June 27 and 28.

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The Jets would be crazy to trade Evander Kane

Will the Winnipeg Jets trade Evander Kane during the NHL draft? If they're smart, they won't.

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Will the Panthers trade the top pick?

It's been more than a decade since a team traded out of the top spot in the NHL draft. Will the Florida Panthers do it before Friday night?

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Why nobody cares about the NHL Draft

We don't know the players and they probably won't play for our teams for years, if they ever make it. It's really hard to care about the NHL Draft unless you're a total diehard.

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Follow along with SB Nation's NHL Mock Draft

Here's the full rundown for SB Nation's 2014 NHL Mock Draft.

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