The Carolina Hurricanes once had 11 picks in the 2017 NHL Draft, which begins Friday, June 23, 2017 in Chicago. They now have eight after a few trades by general manager Ron Francis, who may have other moves in mind.
The Vegas Golden Knights selected forward Connor Brickley, who played last season for the Charlotte Checkers, the Carolina Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate. In return, the Canes gave Vegas a 2017 fifth-round draft pick.
The Penguins started winning again because they've gotten contributions from younger players, whether it's been forwards Conor Sheary, Bryan Rust, Jake Guentzel and Scott Wilson or defensemen Justin Schultz, Brian Dumoulin and Olli Maatta. All are 26 or younger.