The expansion draft is looming. Teams have been planning for this event below the surface for months, but now that we are within half a year of the actual event, more public moves are beginning to be made.
The NHL, like any other sports league, has a large number of influential figures. These big names come from on the ice and off the ice. Many men and women had a large impact on hockey in 2016, but here are some who have had the biggest.
2017 NHL Mock Draft
Standings as of December 18, 2016
Bear in mind, it is nearly impossible to predict at this point. There will be two or three more mock drafts coming out over the course of the year.
As every new season rolls around, there are bound to be players that come in hot and players that come in cold. Most of the time these come as surprises, especially for teams paying big money for players that start the season slow.
After two straight 100-points seasons and three playoff appearances in four years, things are looking pretty bleak for the New York Islanders.
After failing to trade him, the Ottawa Senators placed 28-year-old goaltender Andrew Hammond on waivers earlier today.
It’s no secret that the New York Islanders desperately need help this season.
The following article was contributed by Anthony Magliaro. He can be found on Twitter at @amags7.
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