Kraken ‘fortunate enough’ to get Wright at 2022 NHL Draft, Beniers says

Kraken ‘fortunate enough’ to get Wright at 2022 NHL Draft, Beniers says

SEATTLE– Matty Beniers said he’s excited about the future of the Seattle Kraken after they selected center Shane Wright with the No. 4 pick of the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft last week. “I think we were fortunate enough to get Shane and a lot of other great players,” Beniers said after skating with Wright … Read more

By the Numbers: Kirby Dach

By the Numbers: Kirby Dach

After selecting Juraj Slafkovsky with the first-overall pick on Thursday night, Kent Hughes continued a busy evening of work, brokering a three-team trade between the Canadiens, Islanders, and Blackhawks that saw Alexander Romanov and the 98th overall pick head to New York for the 13th overall pick, before shipping the 13th pick and pick No. … Read more

Sabers weighing options with three first-round picks at 2022 NHL Draft

Sabers weighing options with three first-round picks at 2022 NHL Draft

BUFFALO– The Buffalo Sabers are keeping their options open with their three first-round picks in the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, general manager Kevyn Adams said Monday. “I’d still say if right now, that’s probably where I’m very comfortable with [keeping the picks], but we’re also going to make sure that we’re having all those … Read more

Coyotes expect to use all seven draft picks in first two rounds, GM says

Coyotes expect to use all seven draft picks in first two rounds, GM says

BUFFALO– The Arizona Coyotes are planning to use all seven of their picks in the first two rounds of the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, general manager Bill Armstrong said. The Coyotes have three picks in the first round, beginning with No. 3. They also have No. 27, which they acquired from the Montreal Canadiens … Read more

Projected No. 1 pick Wright to interview with 12 teams at Combine

Projected No. 1 pick Wright to interview with 12 teams at Combine

The 2022 NHL Scouting Combine is taking place this week at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo. The combine will allow NHL teams an opportunity to conduct interviews and physical and medical assessments of the top prospects eligible for the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, which will take place at Bell Center in Montreal on … Read more