2013 NHL Draft News and Notes
With all the rumors and reports, there was not too much action in the NHL draft but there were some shocking stories.
Canucks commit to Luongo, trade Schneider
In a unexpected move, the Vancouver Canucks traded Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for the 9th overall selection. The move pretty much puts Roberto Luongo as the Canucks top goalie with Eddie Lack looking to be the probable replacement for Luongo.
The 9th overall pick ended up being Center Bo Horvat from the OHL’s London Knights.
Chicago moves Forwards Bolland, Frolik
Chicago has broken off a couple pieces from its Stanley Cup Championship team.
They traded Center Dave Bolland to Toronto for the 51st, 117th, and a 2014 4th round pick.
Then they shipped Michael Frolik to Winnipeg for 3rd and 5th round draft picks.
No moves out of Boston
In a surprising twist the Bruins were silent in terms of moves. Which is surprising considering the speculation going into the draft. None of the moves appeared to come to the surface, and in all reality Tyler Seguin was too good to trade. And he’s only 21.
Bryan Bickell got a 4 year $16M extension that will keep him in Chicago until the 2016-2017 season
Sergei Bobrovsky got a 2 year $11.5M deal with Columbus keeping him there until 2014-2015
Kris Letang signed an 8 year $58M deal with the Penguins and that keeps him in Pittsburgh until 2021-2022.
The picks can be found in it’s entirety here
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