— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 29, 2018
Buffalo finally won a draft lottery and will undoubtedly pick defenseman Rasmus Dahlin.
After the Sabres, the rest of the top five picks would figure to include forwards Andrei Svechnikov, Filip Zadina and Brady Tkachuk.
The last time a Chicago team picked eighth overall was… the Bears on Thursday night. The last time the Blackhawks picked eighth overall was 1998, when Chicago selected Mark Bell. Ten years before that the Hawks selected Jeremy Roenick at eighth overall.