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Pick-by-pick analysis of Round 1 of the 2018 NHL draft

Rasmus Dahlin is the first pick of the 2018 NHL draft, selected by the Buffalo Sabres. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The draft has arrived. Here's our detailed analysis of every pick from the first round, including a look into the scouting notebook and a glimpse at how each player fits with his new NHL team.

For more analysis, be sure to check out out in-depth team-by-team draft grades and more on our draft landing page.

Let's get into it. With the first pick of the 2018 NHL draft, the Buffalo Sabres select...


1. Buffalo Sabres: Rasmus Dahlin, D, Frolunda (Sweden)

Draft board ranking: 1

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 181 | Nat: SWE
41 GP | 7 G | 13 A

Scouting report: