2015 NHL Entry Draft: Live Blog

With the 2015 NHL Entry Draft less than half an hour away, we’re here to give you all the latest updates.

There has been quite a bit of action today, particularly out of Boston. The Bruins have traded Dougie Hamilton to Calgary for 3 draft picks and have also traded Milan Lucic to Los Angeles for their first as well as goalie Martin Jones and a prospect. This gives the Bruins picks 13, 14, and 15 in the draft, which they are currently using as trade bait to try and grab Arizona’s pick at 3rd overall. If that deal doesn’t get done, Arizona will make the pick and will likely select Erie Otters centre Dylan Strome.

A number of teams continue trade discussions on available players. With Martin Jones acquired, Boston could look to trade a goalie. Carolina is shopping around Jeff Skinner, but it seems likely that they hold onto him. Chicago needs to make cap space and could trade any one of Patrick Sharp, Bryan Bickell, or Kris Versteeg. As of now, Montreal seems to be the front runner for Sharp.

With Colorado’s addition of Carl Soderberg, it seems like a good bet that Ryan O’Reilly will be dealt, likely for a defenceman. Numerous teams are interested in him.

With LA’s acquisition of Milan Lucic, reports came out that they will likely buyout Mike Richards. We’ll see what happens there.

Nashville re-signed Mike Fisher today and continue to work on a deal for Mike Ribeiro. A couple teams, the Islanders and Canadiens, could look to move down in the draft to gain more picks in the second round.

The Rangers continue to shop Cam Talbot, and ideally they would like a first round pick. Pittsburgh continues to look for forwards. San Jose and Vancouver have had serious discussions regarding Kevin Bieksa, we’ll see if that trade happens. Also, Eddie Lack’s name is still out there as a goaltending option.

St. Louis was rumoured to be in the hunt for a first round pick and could try and trade either T.J. Oshie or David Backes. Toronto continues to shop Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak, and could look to trade their second first round pick.

Note: All times are in Edmonton time. Refresh the page to view the latest updates.

4:49 – There is some talk that Boston may even be willing to trade Tuukka Rask. Unlikely, but that’s what everyone said about a Hamilton trade as well.

4:51 – BREAKING: Ryan O’Reilly close to being traded to the Buffalo Sabres. Details to come.

4:56 – It sounds like Nikita Zadorov could be part of a Ryan O’Reilly trade.

4:58 – It also sounds like Mikhail Grigorenko would be going to Colorado as well as a second round pick. On another note, talks between Vancouver and San Jose about Bieksa seem to have fallen apart. Vancouver wanted 2 second round picks.

5:10 – It’s unlikely at this point that either Lack or Talbot will be traded tonight, it could happen tomorrow.

TRADE: Buffalo has traded Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, JT Compher, and the 31st overall pick to Colorado in exchange for Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn.

1. Edmonton Selects F Connor McDavid. The Oilers also debut a new jersey, it looks great.

2. Buffalo Selects F Jack Eichel.

3. Arizona Selects F Dylan Strome.

4. Toronto Selects F Mitch Marner.

5. Carolina Selects D Noah Hanifin.

5:45 – New Jersey and Columbus are discussing a trade. We’ll see if anything comes of it.

5:48 – The Devils will make their pick.

6. New Jersey Selects F Pavel Zacha.

7. Philadelphia Selects D Ivan Provorov.

5:57 – Toronto continues to talk to teams about the 24th pick. Jim Matheson is also reporting that Kevin Shattenkirk could be available.

8. Columbus Selects D Zach Werenski.

9. San Jose Selects F Timo Meier.

10. Colorado Selects F Mikko Rantanen.

11. Florida Selects F Lawson Crouse.

12. Dallas Selects F Denis Gurianov.

13. Boston Selects D Jakub Zboril.

14. Boston Selects F Jake DeBrusk.

15. Boston Selects F Zachary Senyshyn.

6:46 – It sounds like the Islanders have made a trade.

6:48 – Edmonton has traded the pick, details to come.

TRADE: Edmonton trades picks 16 and 33 to the New York Islanders in exchange for D Griffin Reinhart.

16. New York Selects F Mathew Barzal.

17. Winnipeg Selects F Kyle Connor.

18. Ottawa Selects D Thomas Chabot.

19. Detroit Selects F Evgeni Svechnikov.

20. Minnesota Selects F Joel Eriksson-Ek

7:22 – Peter Chiarelli having a lengthy conversation with Dean Lombardi…

21. Ottawa Selects F Colin White.

22. Washington Selects G Ilya Samsonov.

23. Vancouver Selects F Brock Boeser.

TRADE: Toronto trades pick 24 to Philadelphia in exchange for picks 29 and 61.

24. Philadelphia Selects F Travis Konecny.

25. Winnipeg Selects F Jack Roslovic.

26. Montreal Selects D Noah Juulsen

27. Anaheim Selects D Jacob Larsson

TRADE: Tampa Bay trades pick 28 to the Islanders in exchange for picks 33 and 72.

28. New York Selects F Anthony Beauvillier.

TRADE: Toronto trades pick 29 to Columbus in exchange for picks 34 and 68.

29. Columbus Selects D Gabriel Carlsson.

TRADE: Anaheim trades Kyle Palmieri to New Jersey in exchange for the 41st pick and a 3rd round pick in 2016.

30. Arizona Selects F Nick Merkley

Beer League Hero Written by:

I'm the Beer League Hero! I am from Camrose, Alberta but I make my home in Taipei City, Taiwan. I've been through the ups and downs and the highs and the Lowes, the Bonsignores and the McDavids, the Sathers and the Eakins but I'll never leave my Oilers, no matter what! They're with me until the end and then some. GO OILERS GO!