Recent NHL draft news regarding several NHL clubs, the Senators re-sign Eric Gryba, and former Canuck Gino Odjick battles terminal heart disease.
TSN.CA: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis had interest in trading up to the first-overall pick (held by the Florida Panthers) but said the asking price is too high. He expects to retain the eighth overall pick.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jim Matheson expects the Oilers will select forward Leon Draisaitl with the third overall pick.
CALGARY HERALD: Flames GM Brad Treliving said he won’t consider a trade unless it’s an offer which makes sense for his team. The Flames currently hold the fourth overall pick.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: A look at possible draft options for the Canadiens, who hold the 26th overall pick.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators re-signed defenseman Eric Gryba to a two-year, $2.5 million contract.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Popular former Canucks enforcer Gino Odjick has been diagnosed with a terminal heart disease.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Very sad news about Odjick, who is only 43. Also, for any Jets fans wondering why there’s nothing here today on your team, check out the Rumor section.