Notes from the NHL Entry Draft


From the NHL:

PHILADELPHIA (June 28, 2014) – A total of 210 players from 12 countries were
selected at the 2014 NHL Draft, which concluded today at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
That includes 67 U.S.-born players, representing the country’s highest percentage (32%) of
Following is a breakdown of draft selections by birthplace:
Canada 77rangers report logo
United States 67
Sweden 27
Russia 13
Finland 9
Czech Republic 8
Latvia 2
Switzerland 2
United Kingdom 2
Denmark 1
Germany 1
Slovakia 1
* After no goaltenders were selected in the first round of the draft, five were picked in the
second round, including four in a six-pick span: No. 34 Mason McDonald (CGY), No. 36
Thatcher Demko (VAN), No. 37 Alex Nedeljkovic (CAR) and No. 39 Vitek Vanecek (WSH).
* At No. 36 overall, Canucks pick Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif.) became the highestdrafted
California-born goaltender in NHL history.
* At No. 96 overall, Hurricanes pick Josh Wesley (Raleigh, N.C.) became North Carolina’s first
homegrown player to be selected in the NHL Draft.
* The OHL led all leagues with 41 players selected in the draft, followed by the WHL (37) and
USHL (30) and Sweden Jr. (21).
* The Blues and Kings led the draft with 10 picks apiece. The Bruins, Ducks, Penguins and
Senators had the fewest selections with five each.

Several players with NHL bloodlines were selected in Rounds 2-7 of the 2014 NHL Draft,
including three by the same team their fathers played for: Canadiens pick Daniel Audette
(father Donald), Bruins pick Ryan Donato (Ted) and Hurricanes pick Josh Wesley (Glen).
Daniel Audette (selected 147th overall by Montreal): His father, Donald, registered 509
points (260-249—509) in 735 career NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings,
Atlanta Thrashers, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens and Florida Panthers. He currently is an
amateur scout for the Montreal Canadiens.
Anders Bjork (selected 146th overall by Boston): His cousin Erik Condra was selected
207th overall by Ottawa at the 2006 NHL Draft and completed his fourth campaign with the
Senators in 2013-14.
Ryan Donato (selected 56th overall by Boston): His father, Ted, recorded 347 points
(150-197—347) in 795 career NHL games with the Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Ottawa
Senators, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and New York
Rangers. He just completed his 10th season as head coach of Harvard University’s men’s ice
hockey team.
Shane Eiserman (selected 100th overall by Ottawa): His cousin and personal trainer Eddie
Hill was selected 61st overall by the Nashville Predators in the 1999 NHL Draft and has a
decade of pro hockey experience in the American Hockey League and East Coast Hockey
Shane Gersich (selected 135th overall by Washington): His uncles are the Broten brothers:
Neal (drafted 42nd overall by Minnesota in 1979), Aaron (106th overall by Colorado in 1980)
and Paul (77th overall by NY Rangers in 1984). Neal was a member of the U.S. “Miracle on Ice”
gold medal-winning team at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games and won a Stanley Cup with the
New Jersey Devils in 1995.
Anton Karlsson (selected 87th overall by Arizona): His brother, Erik, was drafted 99th
overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2012 and spent the 2013-14 season with Frolunda in the
Swedish Hockey League.
Edgars Kulda (selected 194th overall by Arizona): His brother, Arturs, was drafted 200th
overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2006 and spent the 2013-14 season with Ufa in the
Kontinental Hockey League.
Brendan Lemieux (selected 31st overall by Buffalo): His father, Claude, is a four-time
Stanley Cup champion and 1995 Conn Smythe Trophy winner who recorded 786 points
(379-407—786) and 1,777 penalty minutes in 1,215 career regular-season games. He added
157 points (80-77—157) in 234 career playoff games with the Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey
Devils, Colorado Avalanche, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks.
Ryan MacInnis (selected 43rd overall by Arizona): His father, Al, is a Hockey Hall of Fame
defenseman, Stanley Cup champion and seven-time All-Star who spent 23 seasons in the NHL
with the St. Louis Blues and Calgary Flames. He also won the Hardest Shot competition a
record seven times at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition.
Ryan Mantha (selected 104th overall by NY Rangers): His uncle Moe Mantha Jr. played 656
career NHL games with the Winnipeg Jets, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota
North Stars and Philadelphia Flyers.

Jake Marchment (selected 157th overall by Los Angeles): His uncle Bryan was selected
16th overall by Winnipeg in 1987 and played 926 career NHL games with Calgary, Chicago,
Colorado, Edmonton, Hartford, San Jose, Tampa Bay, Toronto and Winnipeg.
Tyler Nanne (selected 142nd overall by NY Rangers): His grandfather is U.S. Hockey Hall of
Fame member Lou Nanne, who played 10 seasons with the Minnesota North Stars and served
as the team’s general manager for another 13 seasons. He was presented the Lester Patrick
Award in 1980 for his outstanding service to hockey in the United States. His brother, Louie,
was drafted 188th overall by the Minnesota Wild in 2012 and spent the 2013-14 season with the
Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League.
Alexander Peters (selected 75th overall by Dallas): His brother, Justin, is a goaltender who
was selected 38th overall by Carolina in the 2004 NHL Draft. He appeared in 21 games for the
Hurricanes during the 2013-14 season.
Jack Ramsey (selected 208th overall by Chicago): His father, Mike, was a defenseman for
the U.S. “Miracle on Ice” gold medal-winning team at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games and is a
member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. He skated in 1,070 career NHL games with the
Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.
Hunter Smith (selected 54th overall by Calgary): His uncle Brad was selected in the fourth
round (57th overall) by Vancouver in the 1978 NHL Draft and totaled 62 points (28-34—62) in
222 games over nine NHL seasons with the Canucks, Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings and
Toronto Maple Leafs. He currently is the director of player personnel for the Colorado
Luc Snuggerud (selected 141st overall by Chicago): His uncle Dave represented the U.S. at
the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and played 265 NHL games over four seasons with the Buffalo
Sabres, San Jose Sharks and Philadelphia Flyers.
Kelly Summers (selected 190th overall by Ottawa): His cousin Mike Sullivan was drafted
244th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 2003 and attended Clarkson University before playing
professionally in Germany (from 2008-11).
Lukas Sutter (selected 200th overall by NY Islanders): He is the son of Rich Sutter and a
member of the famous Sutter hockey family. Rich was drafted 10th overall in 1982 by Pittsburgh
and went on to play 874 NHL games with seven teams. His dad and five of his uncles (Brent,
Brian, Darryl, Duane and Ron) combined for 3,000 points in just under 5,000 NHL games.
More recently, four of his cousins have been drafted: Brody (193rd overall in 2011 by Carolina),
Brandon (11th overall in 2007 by Carolina), Brett (179th overall in 2005 by Calgary) and
Shaun (102nd overall in 1998 by Calgary).
Dominic Turgeon (selected 63rd overall by Detroit): His father, Pierre, was selected first
overall by Buffalo in the 1987 NHL Draft and registered 1,327 points (515-812—1,327) in 1,294
career NHL games with the Sabres, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues,
Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche. He scored 30 or more goals in a season nine times,
played in four All-Star Games and was awarded the Lady Byng Trophy in 1992-93. His uncle
Sylvain also played 12 seasons in the NHL with the Hartford Whalers, New Jersey Devils,
Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators.
Nolan Vesey (selected 158th overall by Toronto): His father, Jim, was a star at Merrimack
College and was drafted 155th overall in 1984 by the Blues – he briefly played in the NHL for
St. Louis and Boston. His brother, Jimmy, was selected 66th overall in 2012 by Nashville.

Josh Wesley (selected 96th overall by Carolina): His father, Glen, patrolled the blue line for
1,457 career games with the Boston Bruins, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto
Maple Leafs. He won the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006 and still is with the organization as
director of defensemen development. His uncle Blake skated in 298 career NHL games with the
Philadelphia Flyers, Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Buffalo traded Winnipeg’s 2nd-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (previously acquired, 39th
overall) to Washington for Washington’s 2nd-round pick in 2014 (44th overall) and 3rd-round
pick in 2014 (74th overall).
Nashville traded Detroit’s 2nd-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (previously acquired, 46th
overall) to San Jose for San Jose’s 2nd-round pick in 2014 (51st overall) and 4th-round pick in
Vancouver traded Tampa Bay’s 2nd-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (previously acquired,
50th overall) to Los Angeles for RW Linden Vey.
San Jose traded Florida’s 3rd-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (previously acquired, 62nd
overall) to Nashville for Nashville’s 3rd-round pick in 2014 (72nd overall) and 4th-round pick in
2014 (102nd overall).
Columbus traded Edmonton’s 3rd-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (previously acquired, 63rd
overall) to Detroit for Detroit’s 3rd-round pick in 2014 (76th overall) and 3rd-round pick in 2015.
NY Islanders traded their 3rd-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (65th overall) to Florida for
Florida’s 3rd-round pick in 2015.
Arizona traded its 3rd-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (73rd overall) to Montreal for Montreal’s
3rd-round pick in 2014 (87th overall) and 4th-round pick in 2014 (117th overall).
Toronto traded D Carl Gunnarsson and Calgary’s 4th-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft
(previously acquired, 94th overall) to St. Louis for D Roman Polak.
Minnesota traded its 3rd-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (79th overall) to Tampa Bay for
Tampa Bay’s 3rd-round pick in 2014 (80th overall) and Vancouver’s 7th-round pick in 2015
(previously acquired).
NY Rangers traded their 3rd-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (89th overall) to Washington for
Washington’s 4th-round pick in 2014 (104th overall) and Chicago’s 4th-round pick in 2014
(previously acquired, 118th overall).
Chicago traded LW Brandon Bollig to Calgary for Pittsburgh’s 3rd-round pick in the 2014 NHL
Draft (previously acquired, 83rd overall).
NY Rangers traded their 4th-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (119th overall) to Tampa Bay for
Tampa Bay’s 5th-round pick in 2014 (140th overall) and St. Louis’ 4th-round pick in 2014
(previously acquired, 142nd overall).

Winnipeg traded G Edward Pasquale and its 6th-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (159th
overall) to Washington for Washington’s 6th-round pick in 2014 (164th overall), Nashville’s 7thround
pick in 2014 (previously acquired, 192nd overall) and Washington’s 7th-round pick in
Winnipeg traded its 7th-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (189th overall) to Ottawa for Ottawa’s
6th-round pick in 2015.
NY Islanders traded their 7th-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (185th overall) to Tampa Bay for
Tampa Bay’s 7th-round pick in 2014 (200th overall) and 7th-round pick in 2015.

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  1. Papa Bear
    In 94, after the Cup, didn’t Smith draft a goalie with his 1st pick?

    History (almost) repeats itself (except this year was an almost Cup)

    June 28th, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Papa Bear
    DelZ should have taken my advice and paid for the power skating lessons 2 years ago!

    June 28th, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Papa Bear
    @ PB HockeyInsider

    Rangers shopped Kevin Klein at draft in attempt to free up cap space for Stralman.

    No takers.

  2. Just when Del Z has learned to ride the mechanical plastic bull, he’s shopped. Cruel ironies of life.

  3. Shopping Klein? Guess we’ll have some rookie D-men learning the game on the fly at the word’s most famous arena.

    Thought Klein was seen as a Slats coup at 2.9 mil. Guess I misread. (s)

  4. remember during the finals, when he was in California taking pics on the beach with Zucc and Hags

  5. At 69 million as a cap there’s no logical reason to keep Rick Nash at his obnoxious cap hit.. I don’t know how but he needs to get moved

  6. Everywhere MDZ goes, he brings his music CD’s. Reminiscent of Ossining Correctional Facility. #19 was not impressed, which is the one thing I really liked about him.

  7. Even the guys from the Miracle On Ice team who never really made it anywhere are still household names with those who experienced the thrill. Herb Brooks was right. It’s forever.

  8. hey Carp
    i’ve come out of the bunker to see that
    the Rangers actually get a chance
    to talk at the podium
    (surprised bobby clarke didn’t swing a bat and break Slats ankle when he was up there)

    ALL a crapshoot!!
    roll of the dice!
    good luck boys!
    get to work and come back as Men!

  9. poor MDZ
    maybe they’ll trade him to Toronto

    as far as Klein
    looks like another cap space move
    Slats really has Boyle’s interest (but i doubt it if he’s in it for the money)

  10. Slaats insinuates PullOut’s ‘success’ due to AV, and might not find another coach so accommodating to his misdemeanors.

  11. well,
    based on his past
    gotta say that
    Slats is correct
    on this.
    Pouliot goes elsewhere
    and it may be back to
    square one with his play.
    we’ll get him back in a trade

  12. Luckily for us and Slats, Kreids and Zuccy are good, humble kids and won’t demand outrageous money. I think Slats was just joking when said those things about them…

  13. Yes, a week or so after lifting the Cup, Smith drafted Dan Cloutier. … If either of these kids turns out to be as good as Cloutier, you should be thrilled … and he (they) will still be a backup to Lundqvist with little or no trade value.

  14. Minus Richards, this team is worse than it was. By some time Tuesday afternoon it might be much, much worse.

  15. Sather gave an interview post-draft where he brought up the way the salary cap ceiling is structured forces guys to go to the KHL. I didnt know why he brought that up.

    And then I saw a report that the Jets were shopping the rights to Alexander Burmistrov who left for KHL when he either couldn’t or wouldn’t sign a deal with Winnipeg.

    He’s been on the rangers radar for awhile I get the feeling. Mainly bc I think they know he’d like to be in NY. Most russians do.

    But like Slats said, they dont have enough money to keep their own guys let alone bring in new talent.

  16. point TOO.

    You guys should listen to Sather’s answer about boyle having a disagreement/being in disagreement with AV about what his role should be.

    Slats dont talk much too the public but he when he does, and he gets rolling, its an entertaining read.

    Id love to interview him. I’d have him pissing his pants laughing and probably wanting to strangle me at the same time.

  17. If anyone can replace Richie’s goal every 4 games, it’s an improvement no matter who he is.

  18. The rangers really need to find a way to keep stralman and it would be nice to have Puoliott back.

    (though personally I’ll miss having Boyle on the team the most)

    I think given a real chance next year. 20-25 games, clips of 3-5 games at a time, guys like Miller, Fast, Lindberg, and Kristo can become solid contributing players. I want to see them all at traverse city.

    Especially JT Miller if he is eligible and healthy. He should be counted on to be one of the leaders and examples for the new players and be prepared physically and mentally to carry that traverse city team as a 2way center.

    They will have better depth then they went into 2012-13 half season with.

  19. Stralman he’s trended upwards since he got here and is still improving.

    I dont know about Puoliot. I just know how important that line was for the rangers this year and I know it would be nice to keep it together.

  20. Losing Boyler and Dorsett cools off the fire in the locker room, fire being an underestimated plus.

  21. Knew that Milbury had a great future ahead of him in broadcasting since the day he jettisoned Zdeno Chara.

  22. From the crystal ball

    Thekreider is getting a bridge deal so expect down to the wire negotiations. Wouldn’t be a Ranger summer without a ‘holdout’ controversy.

    Zucc will also probably get a 2 year deal to keep his cap number down, weighted heavily for increased salary in the second year to give an edge to a promise for a longer term, higher number deal next time out. I hope he’ll go for it.

    With Stralman almost certainly out the door now, I believe it’ll leave enough on the table to get Boyle/Dmoops/Poulliot done. Poulliot might price himself off the team but that at least gives some cap flexibility.

    Brassard is a conundrum. Don’t know what he’s thinking but I’ve a feeling he’s going to arbitration.

    Next year they have Stepan, and Hags as the important re-ups and surprisingly will probably only have two ufa’s in Stahl/stall/sttal and msl.

    July 1 is not going to be anything more than the next day I have to pay rent this year.

    Nash’ contract is going to be an albatross that prevents any outside signings for the life of it. So, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    Meanwhile, we’re going to see at least 3 utes all year next year, only way they can make payroll

  23. CoosCoos,

    Im being positive here, roll with me.

    And yes the depth will be much better then 2012-13.

    the opening night centers i believe were Stepan, a no-legged Richards, BBoyle, and Jeff Halpern.

  24. unless Boyle is listening to his agent or family members telling him how great he is
    then the numbers don’t add up to
    his view

    if he put in even half as many pucks in the net
    over the past couple years after he finally
    broke out in 11-12
    then he’d have more of a case
    i’m not discounting his worth
    but don’t see him
    as much more of a goalscorer/playmaker

  25. btw

    Don’t breathe a word of this to anyone, but one of the d-men we just drafted is rumored to be going to ND.

  26. Don’t know about Zucc, , but if I were he, I’d be dancing a jig over my newfound monetary and career rocket ship and would not be too long of a holdout on a fat, but reasonable bridge.

  27. I assume theres some sort of word play in every post here :)

    Posy Posy took us on some ride this spring huh.

  28. Besides, in Oslo, no one’s ever heard of Buffalo or Columbus. The Big Apple is the the big bite.

  29. They don’t teach Columbus in Oslo because everyone knows America was discovered by Leif Ericsson and they prefer Reindeer.

  30. ND, exactly. Any New Yorker that sees Sioux use that abbreviation has to do a doubletake. Notre Dame, New York’s home town college.

  31. I wonder if slats takes a flyer on tootoo (I know carcillo could be re-signed) now that dorsett is gone?

  32. Sign CarExplosion by the hour. Or $5,000 per punch. Should net him about 600 grand.

  33. And another Sutter! Extended family in Deliverance, Mississippi shopping for clothes, shoes, and pigfeet snacks for his trip north.

  34. Good evening all! Sorry for the absence posting, but this time of year make my head hurt, and very thirsty….

  35. Listening to TSN Radio WPG, guy is talking about how drafts are BS. Teams can “lose with a purpose” to obtain the best picks. Guy pointed out how Eddie Johnston lead the Penguins to a miserable ’83-’84 season so he could draft Mario in the summer.

  36. Onecupin75yearsandcounting on

    So ..Sather is persuant in late round draft choices , rejected 1st rounders and free agents hoping to hit the bullseye.

  37. “Oh, Chi town! Bang-Bang! ” — The guy Flaherty, in the form of line keep, for “Stripes” “C’mon, inch pleads all the individual on the schokohäutige fedora so,Oakley, who phones very little “Numbers, inch like the person is an abbreviation for on the facade for the car, oriented towards ghanaians. “Duck in my position. inch A fabulous come about machine-gun tone shoot out about who knows where. That time period, all the many people — a large number of from Oughout. Lenses. still various ri

  38. I think Stralman is much more important than Boyle or Pouliot. In a perfect world, we could keep them all. But Stralman really showed a lot. Not only has he developed into a reliable defenseman, he showed snarl and strength. I think keeping him is key.

    I would let pouliot go and try everything I can to keep D Moops and Boyle.

    We are really going to see how important Gordie Clark is this year as I think JT Miller and Lindberg/Fast will be getting regular minutes. If Stralman goes, McIlrath might even get a shot.

    It is sad we can’t keep the team together, but such is life in the salary cap NHL. And I still say that the cap is the GREATEST thing to ever happen to the NY Rangers!


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