Oilers Take McDavid First in NHL Draft; Sabres Select Eichel

Connor McDavid
Connor McDavid after being selected first overall by the Oilers during Round One of the 2015 NHL Draft. Photographer: Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

The Edmonton Oilers selected center Connor McDavid with the first pick in Friday’s NHL draft in Sunrise, Florida, and the Buffalo Sabres made Boston University center Jack Eichel the second pick.

The Boston Bruins used the National Hockey League draft, which continues Saturday with rounds two through seven, to remake their roster.

The Bruins traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for the 15th, 45th and 52nd picks in the draft and sent wing Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings for the 13th pick, goalie Martin Jones and defenseman Colin Miller.

Boston then selected 13th (defenseman Jakub Zboril), 14th (forward Jake DeBrusk) and 15th (forward Zach Senyshyn).

The New Jersey Devils, selecting sixth, took the first non-North American in the draft when they chose center Pavel Zacha of the Czech Republic.

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