2019 NHL Draft Round 1 Blog: Rumours, reaction, highlights

Sam Cosentino joins HC at Noon to discuss this year's NHL Draft in Vancouver and how the USA National Team Development Program could have its most successful first round.


For the first time since the Sidney Crosby draft in 2005, not a single player trade was completed during the first round of the NHL Draft Friday night in Vancouver.

While the midday rumours — P.K. Subban! Kris Letang! Tyson Barrie! — kept us on the edge of our seat, the draft played out with minimal movement, save for one minor adjustment between Philadelphia and Arizona.

Here, you can recap the highlights and surprises of draft in our minute-by-minute blog of all the happenings.

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