Florida Panthers' options for this year's NHL Draft have an international flavor

Miami Herald
Florida Panthers' options for this year's NHL Draft have an international flavor
Florida Panthers' options for this year's NHL Draft have an international flavor

Players from Russia, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Germany and the United States are expected to be selected in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft, which begins Friday and boasts more international flavor than its counterpart drafts from the NFL, NBA and MLB. The Panthers pick 13th in a draft that features two projected superstars: American center Jack Hughes and Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon told the Miami Herald last week that he believes the talent is “wide open” after those first two talents. Tallon will go with the best player available in the first round and then start to look a bit more at team needs in his successive turns. The Panthers have hit on most

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