2014 NHL Draft: Live from Philadelphia, Rounds 2-7
LAST UPDATED: 7:00 p.m.
We'll be bringing you all the action from Philadelphia. Below, you'll find a running blog of everything that happens throughout the day. Because of the rapid-fire nature of these rounds, I can't promise there will be an abundance of real-time updates. But, when time permits, there will be new posts, which will include various news items, videos, pictures, tweets and more.
The best way to keep up with everything today will be to follow @NHLCanes, @MSmithCanes, @ImAmberJaye and @MikeSundheim on Twitter. You'll also get a behind-the-scenes peek on our Instagram account. For those who are not on Twitter, a live stream of relevant tweets will be provided on this page.
Here's all that happened yesterday in written posts and videos:
Day 2 Videos and So Long from Philly!
Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 7:00 p.m.
The 2014 NHL Draft has drawn to a close. Below, you'll find plenty of written coverage of the Canes' six picks made on day two. If you missed any of the action from round one, that content can be found above. Finally, here is a collection of videos for your enjoyment:
Story: Wesley Paves New Trail
Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 6:45 p.m.
From a story standpoint, the script could not have been written more perfectly.
Defenseman Josh Wesley, son of Carolina Hurricanes’ great Glen, was selected in the fourth round by the Hurricanes. Wesley becomes North Carolina’s first homegrown player to be drafted into the National Hockey League, 17 years after the team arrived in the state.
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Story: Pick by Pick
Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 4:15 p.m.
The Carolina Hurricanes made six selections on day two of the 2014 NHL Draft. Here’s a quick look at each of them with quotes from Canes Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald and the prospects themselves.
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Story: Canes Bulk Up on Day Two
Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 3:30 p.m.
Adding size was something the Carolina Hurricanes wanted to address heading into the second day of the 2014 NHL Draft, and they were able to accomplish just that.
Of the five skaters and a goaltender chosen in rounds two through seven, four were at least six feet tall with each of those players pushing at least 180 pounds.
“We thought it went pretty well. We’re pleased with all the players we got,” said Tony MacDonald, the Canes head of amateur scouting. “We added some size, which was something that we wanted to address.”
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Canes Select Jenkins
Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 2:00 p.m.
The Carolina Hurricanes selected 6-foot, 166-pound defenseman Kyle Jenkins with their seventh and final pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. For a complete list of players chosen, check out this table at the bottom of this live blog. Much more coming your way this afternoon, including a day two recap, individual player capsules and more. Stay tuned!
Canes Select Bishop
Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 12:30 p.m.
The Carolina Hurricanes selected 6-foot, 178-pound forward Clark Bistop with the 127th overall pick. The team won't make a selection in the sixth round (barring a trade, of course), so we'll see you back here for the seventh and final round.
Canes Select Wesley, Wallmark
Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 11:45 a.m.
With back-to-back picks in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes selected defenseman Josh Wesley and Swedish forward Lucas Wallmark. Wesley becomes North Carolina's first homegrown player to be drafted in the NHL CarolinaHurricanes.com profiled Wesley a few months ago before visiting him at his home in Raleigh just last week. We'll have much more on him in the hours and days to come.
Wallmark is 6-foot, 176-pound winger from Umea, Sweden. He was teammates with Elias Lindholm at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Canes Select Foegele
Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 11:15 a.m.
The Carolina Hurricanes selected winger Warren Foegele with the 67th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Foegele is a 6-foot-1, 178-pound self-described "two-way power forward" if that gives you any indication as to how the Canes are drafting this year.
Canes Select Nedeljkovic
Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 10:30 a.m.
The Carolina Hurricanes selected goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (Plymouth) with the 37th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. We'll have more later, but here's what Nedeljkovic had to say after being chosen: "Just to get that weight lifted off my shoulders and know that I’m part of an organization now is incredible."
Round Two Underway
Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 10:00 a.m.
Here we go!
Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 9:00 a.m.
With the Canes slated to make six picks in rounds two through seven, it should be a busy day in Philadelphia. Keep it locked right here for plenty of content as we make our way through day two of the 2014 NHL Draft. Above, you'll find pertinent links from last night, and below, we'll update our draft table after each selection made.