Ramblings: Draft Day, Trades and More Trades, Organize the Kraken! (July 24)

Ian Gooding

2021-07-24

The Buffalo Sabres did the expected on Friday, selecting defenseman Owen Power with the first overall pick. For more on Power, you can view his Dobber Prospects profile.

Fellow Michigan alum Matthew Beniers was the second overall pick and first-ever entry draft pick in Seattle Kraken history. Check out his Dobber Prospects profile.

Mason McTavish was the first surprise of the draft, getting picked third overall by the Ducks. He also has a Dobber Prospects profile.

Another storyline with the fourth overall pick, as Luke Hughes (Dobber Prospects profile) joined his brother Jack Hughes on the Devils. The Canucks fan in me hopes that Quinn Hughes does not request a trade to New Jersey. A lot of hockey talent in this living room.

Perhaps my favorite not only because he's from my neck of the woods but also because he's such a highlight-reel machine, Kent Johnson (Dobber Prospects profile) was selected by the Blue Jackets.

Later in the first round, the Canadiens grabbed headlines by drafting controversial defenseman Logan Mailloux (Dobber Prospects profile). Mailloux was charged with a sex-related offense while in Sweden, then later advised teams not to draft him after the incident was made public. Montreal went in anyway, so as a first-round pick Mailloux didn’t really suffer any consequences hockey-wise. Not good. Maybe Mailloux is normally an excellent pick here, but the Habs have created themselves