The day has finally arrived, and the 2018 NHL Entry Draft is on tap tonight at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Buffalo Sabres hold the first-overall pick and are widely expected to make Rasmus Dahlin only the second Swedish-born No. 1 selection in history after Mats Sundin in 1989. Dahlin is a franchise-changing defenseman who will be in Buffalo’s lineup on opening day, but there are plenty of other top prospects waiting to find out where their professional future will start.
Andrei Svechnikov, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Filip Zadina, Brady Tkachuk and others will all hear their names selected in the first few picks, but in which order is still to be determined. The Montreal Canadiens are holding everyone in suspense with their decision with the third-overall pick, while anyone from 6-10 could easily trade up or down. With all the speculation and rumor floating around you’ll need someone to cut through everything and bring just the most accurate, reliable information to you within seconds of it happening. Pro Hockey Rumors is the place for that, and the only place you’ll need to stay updated through tonight’s first round.
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