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2021 NHL Draft day one recap: Trades! Trades! Trades!

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NHL GMs went a bit nuts to kick off the NHL draft.

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Wow. What a day we had! Day one of the 2021 NHL Draft began with many, many, trades. 12 players and 11 picks - including three first round picks for this draft - were traded before the draft began. Let’s look at the pre-draft trades first:

New York Rangers trade Pavel Buchnevich to the St. Louis Blues for Sammy Blais & a 2022 2d round pick.

Buffalo Sabres trade Rasmus Ristolainen to the Philadelphia Flyers for Robert Hagg, a 2021 1st round pick (13th overall), & a 2023 2nd round pick.

Arizona Coyotes trade Oliver Ekman-Larsson & Conor Garland to the Vancouver Canucks for Loui Eriksson, Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel, a 2021 1st round pick (9th overall), a 2022 2nd round pick, and a 7th round pick.

Columbus Blue Jackets trade Seth Jones, 1st round pick (32nd overall), & a 2022 6th round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for Adam Boquist, 1st round pick (12th overall), 2nd round pick (44th overall), and a 2022 1st round pick.

Columbus Blue Jackets trade a 2nd round pick (44th overall) to the Carolina Hurricanes for Jake Bean.

Also, not a trade but the New York Rangers will be buying out noted racist and hated teammate Tony DeAngelo.

Now, the picks:

1st - Buffalo Sabres - Owen Power (D) - University of Michigan, NCAA
From: Mississauga, ON
2020-21 NCAA stats: 26GP - 3G - 13A - 16Pts
2021 Team Canada stats: 10GP - 0G - 3A - 3Pts
Awards: BIG10 All Rookie team, 2021 World Championship Gold Medal

2nd - Seattle Kraken - Matthew Beniers (C) - University of Michigan, NCAA
From: Hingham, MA
2020-21 NCAA Stats: 24GP - 10G - 14A - 24Pts
2021 Team USA Stats: 13GP - 2G - 3A - 5Pts
Awards: BIG10 All Rookie Team, 2021 World Jr. Championship Gold, 2021 World Championship Bronze

3rd - Anaheim Ducks - Mason McTavish (C) - EHC Olten, Swiss Div. 2
From: Zürich, SUI
2020-21 SD2 Stats: 13GP - 9G - 2A - 11Pts
2021 Team Canada stats: 7GP - 5G - 6A - 11Pts
Awards: 2021 U18 WJC Gold Medal

4th - New Jersey Devils - Luke Hughes (D) - USA NTDP
From: Canton, MI
2020-21 Team USA Stats: 56GP - 10G - 39A - 49Pts

5th - Columbus Blue Jackets - Kent Johnson (C) - University of Michigan, NCAA
From: North Vancouver, BC
2020-21 NCAA Stats: 26GP - 9G - 18A - 27Pts
2021 Awards: BIG10 All Rookie Team

6th - Detroit Red Wings - Simon Edvinsson (D) - Frölunda HC, SHL / Västerås IK, HockeyAllsvenskan
From: Onsala, SWE
2020-21 League Stats: 28GP - 1G - 11A - 12Pts
2020-21 Team Sweden Stats: 15GP - 2G - 7A - 9Pts
2021 Awards: U18 WJC Bronze Medal

7th - San Jose Sharks - William Eklund (LW) - Djurgårdens IF, SHL
From: Haninge, SWE
2020-21 SHL Stats: 40GP - 11G - 12A - 23Pts
2020-21 Team Sweden Stats: 4GP - 1G - 1A - 2Pts
2021 Awards: SHL Rookie of the Year

8th - Los Angeles Kings - Brandt Clarke (D) - HC Nove Zamky, Slovakia
From: Ottawa, ON
2020-21 League stats: 26GP - 5G - 10A - 15Pts
2020-21 Team Canada Stats: 7GP - 2G - 5A - 7Pts
2021 Awards: U18 WJC Gold Medal

9th - Arizona Coyotes - Dylan Guenther (W) - Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL / Sherwood Park Crusaders, AJHL
From: Edmonton, AB
2020-21 League stats: 16GP - 15G - 15A - 30Pts
2020-21 Team Canada stats: 7GP - 4G - 3A - 7Pts
2021 Awards: U18 WJC Gold Medal

10th - Ottawa Senators - Tyler Boucher (LW) - USNTDP
From: Haddonfield, NJ
2020-21 Team USA Stats: 19GP - 12G - 7A - 19Pts

11th - Arizona Coyotes - Forfeited

12th - Columbus Blue Jackets - Cole Sillinger (C) - Sioux Falls Stampede, USHL
From: Columbus, OH
2020-21 USHL Stats: 31GP - 24G - 22A - 46Pts
2021 Awards: USHL Rookie of the Year.

13th - Calgary Flames - Matthew Coronato (RW) - Chicago Steel, USHL
From: New York, NY
2020-21 USHL Stats: 51GP - 48G - 37A - 85Pts
2021 Awards: 2021 Clark Cup, USHL Forward of the Year, USHL Most Goals

14th - Buffalo Sabres - Isak Rosén (W) - Leksands IF, SHL
From: Stockholm, SWE
2020-21 League Stats: 35GP - 9G - 8A - 17Pts
2020-21 Team Sweden Stats: 8GP - 7G - 2A - 9Pts
2021 Awards: U18 WJC Bronze Medal

We have a trade to announce....

The Detroit Red Wings trade picks 23, 48, and 138 to the Dallas Stars for pick 15

15th - Detroit Red Wings - Sebastian Cossa (G) - Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL
From: Hamilton, ON
2020-21 WHL Stats: 19GP - 1.57GAA - .941sv% - 4SO

16th - New York Rangers - Brennan Othman (LW) - EHC Olten, Swiss Div 2
From: Scarborough, ON
2020-21 SD2 Stats: 34GP - 7G - 9A - 16Pts
2020-21 Team Canada Stats: 7GP - 3G - 3A - 6Pts
2021 Awards: U18 WJC Gold Medal

17th - St. Louis Blues - Zachary Bolduc (C) - Rimouski Océanic , QMJHL
From: Trois-Rivières, QC
2020-21 QMJHL Stats: 27GP - 10G - 19A - 29Pts
2021 Awards: Mike Bossy Trophy - Best Professional Prospect

18th - Winnipeg Jets* - Chaz Lucius (C) - USNTDP
From: Grant, MN
2020-21 Team USA Stats: 25GP - 26G - 12A - 38Pts

19th - Nashville Predators - Fedor Svechkov (F) - Ladia Togliatti, Russia
From: Togliatti, RUS
2020-21 League Stats: 53GP - 9G - 21A - 30Pts
2020-21 Team Russia Stats: 7GP - 4G - 6A - 10Pts
2021 Awards: U18 WJC Silver Medal

We have a trade to announce.....

The Edmonton Oilers trade pick 20 to the Minnesota Wild for picks 22 and 90

20th - Minnesota Wild - Jesper Wallstedt (G) - Luleå HF , SHL
From: Västerås, SWE
2020-21 SHL Stats: 22 GP - 2.23GAA - .908sv% - 2SO
2020-21 Team Sweden stats: 2GP - 2.40GAA - .923sv%

21st - Boston Bruins - Fabian Lysell (RW) - Luleå HF, SHL
From: Göteborg, SWE
2020-21 SHL Stats: 26GP - 2G - 1A - 3Pts
2020-21 Team Sweden stats: 8GP - 3G - 6A - 9Pts
2021 Awards: U18 WJC Bronze Medal

22nd - Edmonton Oilers - Xavier Bourgault (C) - Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL
From: L’Islet, QC
2020-21 QMJHL Stats: 29GP - 20G - 20A - 40Pts

23rd - Dallas Stars - Wyatt Johnston (C) - Team Canada
From: Leaside, ON
2020-21 Team Canada Stats: 7GP - 2G - 2A - 4Pts
2021 Awards: U18 WJC Gold Medal

24th - Florida Panthers - Mackie Samoskevich (C) - Chicago Steel, USHL
From: Newtown, CT
2020-21 USHL Stats: 36GP - 13G - 24A - 37Pts
20201 Awards: Clark Cup

25th - Columbus Blue Jackets - Corson Ceulemans (D) - Brooks Bandits, AJHL
From: Regina, SK
2020-21 AJHL Stats: 8GP - 4G - 7A - 11Pts
2020-21 Team Canada Stats: 6GP - 1G - 7A - 8Pts
2021 Awards: U18 WJC Gold Medal

26th - Minnesota Wild - Carson Lambos (D) - Winnipeg Ice, WHL / JYP. Finland
From: Winnipeg, MB
2020-21 WHL Stats: 2GP - 0G - 0A - 0Pts
2020-21 Finnish Stats: 17GP - 2G - 9A - 11Pts

We have a trade to announce....

The Carolina Hurricanes trade the 27th pick to the Nashville Predators for picks 40 and 51.

27th - Nashville Predators - Zachary L’Heureux (LW) - Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
From: Montréal, QC
2020-21 QMJHL Stats: 33GP - 19G - 20A - 39Pts

28th - Colorado Avalanche - Oskar Olausson (RW) - HV71, SHL
From: Stockholm, SWE
2020-21 League Stats: 43GP - 20G - 17A - 37Pts
2020-21 Team Sweden stats: 4GP - 0G - 0A - 0Pts

29th - New Jersey Devils - Chase Stillman (C) - Esbjerg U20, Denmark
From: St. Louis, MO
2020-21 League stats: 8GP - 9G - 7A - 16Pts
2020-21 Team Canada Stats: 7GP - 2G - 2A - 4Pts
20201 Awards: U18 WJC Gold Medal

30th - Vegas Golden Knights - Zach Dean (C) - Gatineau Olympiques, QMJHL
From: Grand Prairie, AB
2020-21 QMJHL Stats: 23GP - 10G - 10A - 20Pts

31st - Montréal Canadiens - Logan Mailloux - SK Lejon, HockeyEttan
From: Belle River, ON
2020-21 Stats: 19GP - 7G - 8A - 15Pts

32nd - Chicago Blackhawks - Nolan Allan (D) - Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
From: Davidson, SK
2020-21 WHL Stats: 16GP - 1G - 1A - 2Pts
2020-21 Team Canada Stats: 7GP - 1G - 1A - 2Pts
2021 Awards: U18 WJC Gold Medal


Day one is over, after a nearly 5 hour round one draft.

Rounds 2-7 will begin at 11AM on July 23rd.