Canadiens take Juraj Slafkovsky with top pick in NHL draft


The Montreal Canadiens are hosting the NHL draft and they made a splash in the first round Thursday night picking Slovakian forward you rise lapkowski first overall over top seeded prospect Shane Wright Another Slovakian player was taken the New Jersey Devils elected defenseman Shimon Nimitz top American prospect in this year's draft Logan Cooley of Pittsburgh was selected third overall by the Arizona coyotes The U.S. national development program forward piled up 36 points in 24 games this season LA Larry Vieira Montreal

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