2014 NHL Draft: Live from Philadelphia, Round 1

Friday, 06.27.2014 / 1:30 PM
Michael Smith

Live blog updates here: http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=724108

PHILADELPHIA -- It's that time of year again: day one of the 2014 NHL Draft is here, and CarolinaHurricanes.com is live in Philadelphia to bring you everything. The Carolina Hurricanes hold the seventh overall pick in what may be an unpredictable first round.

Below, we'll keep a running blog of everything that happens from now until late in the night. On Saturday, look for another running blog, as we cover rounds 2-7 from Wells Fargo Center. This is where you will find all of your first round related updates, and you can also follow along on Twitter for all the latest up-to-the-second news. For those who are not on Twitter, a live stream of relevant tweets will be provided on this page.

Check back regularly throughout the day and night for new content, including various news items, videos, pictures, tweets and more from our crew here in Philadelphia. You can also follow @NHLCanes, @MSmithCanes, @ImAmberJaye and @MikeSundheim on Twitter for additional updates, and our Instagram account will have plenty of visual items as well.

As a primer for this tonight's first round, here is our entire draft profile series, which focuses on ten players we believe should be in the mix for the Canes’ seventh overall selection:

Sam Bennett (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=722598)

Michael Dal Colle (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=722611)

Leon Draisaitl (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=722828)

Aaron Ekblad (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=722958)

Haydn Fleury (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=723061)

Kasperi Kapanen (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=723211)

Brendan Perlini (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=723458)

Sam Reinhart (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=723497)

Nick Ritchie (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=723653)

Jake Virtanen (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=723841)

Related Links:

Draft Preview: 7th Heaven (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=722479)

Hurricanes Draft History (http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/draftstats.htm?year=All&round=All&team=CAR&location=/draft)

NHL Central Scouting Ratings (http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectbrowse.htm)

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