2018 NHL Draft Tracker: Rounds 2-7

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After a lengthy first round on Friday, NHL teams are tearing through rounds 2-7 in a blur on Saturday. Not every name will stand out as of this writing, but GMs often unearth their biggest, franchise-turning bargains when they get in the weeds.

Before we get to today’s picks, let’s review some of the earlier action revolving around the top 31 selections.

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Round 2
32. Buffalo – Mattias Samuelsson, D, NTDP
33. Detroit (from OTT via NYR) – Jonatan Berggren, W, Sweden
34. Florida (from ARI) – Serron Noel, W, OHL
35. Montreal – Jesse Ylonen, W, Finland
36. Detroit – Jared McIsaac, D, QMJHL
37. Vancouver – Jett Woo, D, WHL
38. Montreal (from CHI) – Alexander Romanov, D, Russia
39. NY Rangers – Olof Lindbom, First Goalie Taken, Sweden
40. Edmonton – Ryan McLeod, C, OHL
41. NY Islanders – Bode Wilde, D, NTDP
42. Carolina – Jack Drury, C, USHL
43. NY Islanders (from CGY) – Ruslan Iskhakov, C, Russia
44. Dallas – Albin Eriksson, W, Sweden
45. St. Louis – Scott Perunovich, D, NCHC
46. Washington (from FLA via NJD) – Martin Fehervary, D, Sweden
47. Washington (from Colorado) – Kody Clark, W, OHL
48. NY Rangers (from NJD) – Jonathan Tychonick, D, BCHL
49. Columbus – Kirill Marchenko, W, Russia
50. Philadelphia – Adam Ginning, D, Sweden
51. Los Angeles – Akil Thomas, C, OHL
52. Toronto (from SJS) – Sean Durzi, D, OHL
53. Pittsburgh – Calen Addison, D, WHL
54. Anaheim – Benoit-Olivier Groulx, C, QMJHL
55. Arizona (from MIN) – Kevin Bahl, D, OHL
56. Montreal (from TOR) – Jacob Olofsson, C, Swden
57. Boston – Axel Andersson, D, Sweden
58. Pittsburgh (from COL, NSH) Filip Hallander, C, Sweden
59. Tampa Bay – Gabriel Fortier, W, QMJHL
60. Winnipeg – David Gustafsson, C, Sweden
61. Vegas – Ivan Morozov, C, Russia
62. Edmonton (from WSH/MTL) Olivier Rodrigue, G, QMJHL

Round 3
63. Minnesota (from BUF) – Jack McBain, C, OJHL
64. Colorado (From, Pittsburgh, from OTT) Justus Annunen, G, Finland
65. Arizona – Jan Jenik, W, Czech
66. Montreal – Cameron Hillis, C, OHL
67. Detroit – Alec Regula, D, OHL
68. Vancouver – Tyler Madden, C, USHL
69. Chicago – Jake Wise, C, NTDP
70. NY Rangers – Jacob Ragnarsson, D, Sweden
71. Montreal (from Edmonton) Jordan Harris, D, USA
72. NY Islanders –   Jakub Skarek, G, Czech
73. Arizona (from CAR) – Ty Emberson, D, NTDP
74. Chicago (From Arizona/CGY) – Niklas Nordgren, W, Finland
75. Dallas – Oskar Back, C, Sweden
76. Toronto (From St. Louis) – Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, C, Russia
77. Boston (from FLA) – Jakub Lauko, C, Czech
78. Colorado – Sampo Ranta, W, USHL
79. Anaheim (from NJD) –  Blake McLaughlin, W, USHL
80. Columbus – Marcus Karlberg, W, Sweden
81. Detroit (from PHI) – Seth Barton, D, BCHL
82. Los Angeles – Bulat Shafigullin, W, Russia
83. Toronto (from SJS) – Riley Sotts, C, WHL
84. Detroit (from PIT) – Jesper Eliasson, G, Sweden
85. Anaheim – Lukas Dostal, G, Czech
86. Minnesota – Alexander Khovanov, C, QMJHL
87. San Jose (from Chicago/TOR via NJD and WSH) – Linus Karlsson, C, Sweden
88. NY Rangers (from BOS) – Joey Keane, D, OHL
89. Florida (from Nashville) – Logan Hutsko, C, Boston College (HE)
90. Tampa Bay – Dmitri Semykin, D, Russia
91. Winnipeg – Nathan Smith, C, USHL
92. Minnesota (from VGK) – Connor Dewar, C, WHL
93. Washington – Riley Sutter, W, WHL

Round 4
94. Buffalo – Matej Pekar, C, USHL
95. Ottawa – Jonathan Gruden, W, NTDP
96. Carolina (from ARI) – Luke Henman, C, QMJHL
97. Montreal – Allan McShane, C, OHL
98. Detroit – Ryan O'Reilly, W, USHL
99. Vegas (from VAN via PIT) – Stanislav Demin, D, BCHL
100. Dallas (from CHI) – Adam Mascherin, W, OHL
101. New York Rangers: Nico Gross, D, OHL
102. San Jose: Jasper Weatherby, C,BCHL
103. New York Islanders: Jacob Pivonka, C, NTDP
104. Carolina: Lenni Killinen, W, Finland
105. Calgary: Martin Pospisil, C, USHL
106. Dallas: Curtis Douglas, C, OHL
107. St. Louis: Joel Hofer, G, WHL
108. Calgary: Demetrios Koumontzis, W, Edina (HS)
109. Colorado: Tyler Weiss, LW, NTDP
110. New Jersey: Xavier Bernard, D, QMJHL
111. Nashville: Jachym Kondelik, C, USHL
112. Philadelphia: John St. Ivany, D, USHL
113. Los Angeles: Aidan Dudas, C, OHL
114. Arizona: Ivan Prosvetov, G, USHL
115. Vegas: Paul Cotter, C, USHL
116. Anaheim: Jackson Perbix, W
117. Buffalo: Linus Lindstrand Cronholm, D, Sweden
118. Toronto: Mac Hollowell, D, OHL
119. Boston: Curtis Hall, C, USHL
120. Chicago: Philipp Kurashev, C, QMJHL
121. Tampa Bay: Alexander Green, D, Cornell (ECHC)
122. Calgary: Milos Roman, C, WHL
123. Montreal: Jack Gorniak, LW, West Salem (HS)
124. Washington: Mitchell Gibson, G, NAHL

Round 5
125. Buffalo: Miska Kukkonen, D,(Finland
126. Ottawa: Angus Crookshank, W, BCHL
127. Philadelphia: Wyatte Wylie, D, WHL
128. Montreal: Cole Fonstad, C, WHL
129. Pittsburgh: Justin Almeida, C, WHL
130. Vancouver: Toni Utunen, D, Finland
131. Nashville: Spencer Stastney, D, NTDP
132. New York Rangers: Lauri Pajuniemi, W, Finland
133. Montreal: Samuel Houde, C, QMJHL
134. New York Islanders: Blade Jenkins, W, OHL
135. Vegas: Brandon Kruse, W, WCHA
136. New Jersey: Akira Schmid, G, Switzerland-Jr.
137. Dallas: Riley Damiani, C, OHL
138. St. Louis: Hugh McGing, W, NCHC
139. Chicago: Mikael Hakkarainen, C, USHL
140. Colorado: Brandon Saigeon, C, OHL
141. New Jersey: Yegor Sharangovich, C, Russia
142. Arizona: Michael Callahan, D, USHL
143. Philadelphia: Samuel Ersson, G, Sweden
144. Los Angeles: David Hrenak, G, NCHC
145. Arizona: Dennis Busby, D, OHL
146. Colorado: Danila Zhuravlyov, D, Russia
147. Anaheim: Roman Durny, G, USHL
148. Minnesota: Simon Johansson, D, Sweden
149. Toronto: Filip Kral, D, WHL
150. Winnipeg: Declan Chisholm, D, OHL
151. Nashville: Vladislav Yeryomenko, D, WHL
152. Tampa Bay: Magnus Chrona, G, Sweden
153. Winnipeg: Giovanni Vallati, D, Sweden
154. Vegas: Connor Corcoran, D, OHL
155. Minnesota: Damian Giroux, C, OHL

Round 6
156. Toronto: Pontus Holmberg, W, Sweden
157. Ottawa: Kevin Mandolese, G, QMJHL
158. Arizona: David Tendeck, G, WHL
159. Columbus: Tim Berni, D, Switzerland
160. Detroit: Victor Brattstrom, G, Sweden
161. Washington: Alex Kannok-Leipert, D, WHL
162. Chicago: Alexis Gravel, G, QMJHL
163. New York Rangers: Simon Kjellberg, D, Sweden-Jr.
164. Edmonton: Michael Kesselring, D, New Hampton School (HS)
165. Los Angeles: Johan Sodergran, W, Sweden
166. Carolina: Jesper Sellgren, D, Sweden
167. Calgary: Mathias Emilio Pettersen, C, USHL
168. Dallas: Dawson Barteaux, D, WHL
169. St. Louis: Mathias Laferriere, W, QMJHL
170. Florida: Justin Schutz, W, Czech
171. Colorado: Nikolai Kovalenko, W, Russia
172. New Jersey: Mitchell Hoelscher, C, OHL
173. Columbus: Veini Vehvilainen, G, Finland
174. Philadelphia: Gavin Hain, C, NTDP
175. Los Angeles: Jacob Ingham, G, OHL
176. San Jose: Zachary Emond, G, QMJHL
177. Pittsburgh: Liam Gorman, C, St. Sebastian’s School (HS)
178. Anaheim: Hunter Drew, D, QMJHL)
179. Minnesota: Shawn Boudrias, W, QMJHL
180. Vegas: Peter Diliberatore, D, Salisbury (HS)
181. Boston: Dustyn McFaul, D, Pickering (OJHL)
182. San Jose: John Leonard, LW, UMass (Hockey East)
183. Tampa Bay: Cole Koepke, W, USHL
184. Winnipeg: Jared Moe, G, USHL
185. Vegas: Xavier Bouchard, D, QMJHL
186. Vancouver: Artyom Manukyan, W, Russia

Round 7
187. Buffalo: William Kreu, D, Sweden
188. Ottawa: Jakov Novak, LW, NAHL
189. Arizona: Liam Kirk, LW, England
190. Montreal (from PHI): Brett Stapley, C, BCHL
191. Detroit: Otto Kivenmaki, C, Finland
192. Vancouver: Matthew Thiessen, G, Steinbach (MJHL)
193. Chicago: Josiah Slavin, LW, USHL
194. Ottawa (from NYR): Luke Loheit, RW, Minnetonka (USHS)
195. Edmonton: Patrick Siikanen, C, Finland
196. NY Islanders: Christian Krygier, D, USHL
197. Carolina: Jacob Kucharski, G, USHL
198. Calgary: Dmitry Zavgorodniy, LW, QMJHL
199. Dallas: Jermaine Loewen, LW, Kamloops (WHL)
200. St. Louis: Tyler Tucker, D, Barrie (OHL)
201. Florida: Cole Krygier, D, Lincoln (USHL)
202. Colorado: Shamil Shmakov, G, Russia (MHL)
203. New Jersey: Eetu Pakkila, LW, Finland
204. Columbus: Trey Fix-Wolansky, RW, Edmonton (WHL)
205. Philadelphia: Marcus Wesfalt, C, Sweden
206. Tampa Bay (from LAK): Radim Salda, D, St. John (QMJHL)
207. San Jose: Santtu Kinnunen, D, Finland
208. Pittsburgh: Jordan Kooy, G, London (OHL)
209. Toronto (from ANA): Zachary Bouthillier, G, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
210. Minnesota: Sam Hentges, C, Des Moines (USHL)
211. Toronto: Semyon Kizimov, RW, Russia
212. Boston: Pavel Shen, C, Russia
213. Nashville: Milan Kloucek, G, Czech
214. Tampa Bay: Ty Taylor, G, Vernon (BCHL)
215. Winnipeg: Austin Wong, C, Okotoks (OJHL)
216. NY Rangers (from CAR): Riley Hughes, RW, USHS
217. Washington: Eric Florchuk, C, Victoria (WHL)

Canucks’ Ilya Mikheyev to have season-ending knee surgery

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Vancouver Canucks right wing Ilya Mikheyev is set to have season-ending surgery on his left knee.

Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin said Friday night the 28-year-old Russian forward tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the team’s first preseason game Sept. 25. Mikheyev will undergo surgery next week and is expected to be ready for training camp in the fall.

Mikheyev was originally listed as week-to-week with the injury and played 45 regular-season games, finishing with 13 goals and 15 assists. He scored in his final appearance Friday night, a 5-2 home victory over Columbus.

Mikheyev signed a four-year, $19 million contract as a free agent last summer.

Maple Leafs’ Matthews out at least 3 weeks with knee injury

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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews will miss at least three weeks with a sprained knee.

The team announced the reigning MVP’s anticipated absence Friday, two days after Matthews was injured in Toronto’s victory against the New York Rangers.

Matthews is expected to miss at least six games and could be out for a few more. The timing of the injury coinciding with the NHL All-Star break and the Maple Leafs bye week prevents this from costing Matthews more time out of the lineup.

After being voted an All-Star by fans, Matthews is now out of the event scheduled for Feb. 3-4 in Sunrise, Florida. The league announced Aleskander Barkov from the host Florida Panthers will take Matthews’ place on the Atlantic Division All-Star roster.

Matthews, who won the Hart Trophy last season after leading the NHL with 60 goals, has 53 points in 47 games this season.

Caufield opted for surgery with Habs out of playoff race

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MONTREAL — Montreal Canadiens winger Cole Caufield said Friday he wouldn’t be having season-ending surgery on his right shoulder if the team were in playoff contention.

But with the Canadiens near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, the 22-year-old Caufield said he decided to have the surgery to protect his long-term health. The procedure is scheduled to be performed by Dr. Peter Millett on Wednesday.

“I didn’t want to stop playing,” Caufield said. “I had a couple tests done to look at it more clearly but, in the end, like it could’ve been one more fall and it could have been even worse.”

Caufield, who leads the Canadiens with 26 goals in 46 games, had three different medical opinions on his shoulder before concluding that his season was over.

“I think they’ve seen a lot more than I have and they know the differences and what they like or don’t like about it,” he said about the medical opinions. “Long term, I think this is what’s best but for sure it was tough to sit out that game against Toronto on Saturday night.”

Caufield initially felt the injury in an awkward fall during Montreal’s 4-2 loss at Dallas on Dec. 23. He said his right shoulder popped, and he replaced it himself.

Caufield felt it again in the Habs’ 4-3 loss at Nashville on Jan. 12. The club announced on Jan. 21 that Caufield would miss the rest of the season.

Caufield is nearing the end of his three-year, entry-level contract and will be a restricted free agent this summer.

All-Star Matty Beniers to miss next 2 games for Kraken

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SEATTLE — Seattle Kraken rookie All-Star Matty Beniers will miss the team’s final two games before the All-Star break after taking a big hit from Vancouver’s Tyler Myers earlier this week.

Seattle coach Dave Hakstol said after morning skate Friday that Beniers would not play Friday night against Calgary or Saturday against Columbus. Hakstol did not speculate on Beniers’ availability for next weekend’s All-Star Game in Florida.

The team has not specified what kind of injury Beniers sustained from the hit. He was barreled over by Myers away from the play early in the second period in Wednesday’s 6-1 victory over Vancouver. Myers was penalized for interference on the play. Beniers returned briefly for one shift later in the period but did not play in the third period.

Beniers is Seattle’s lone All-Star selection this season. He leads all rookies in goals (17) and points (36), and is fifth in total ice time for rookies.

Seattle also placed defenseman Justin Schultz on injured reserve and recalled forward Max McCormick from Coachella Valley of the AHL. Hakstol said Schultz is improving but there’s no timeline on his return.