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Colorado make MacKinnon first pick

ICE MEN:Nathan MacKinnon was the first player drafted No. 1 overall out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League since his favorite player Sidney Crosby in 2005

AP, NEWARK, New Jersey

The Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks ended the first round by picking forward Ryan Hartman with the 30th pick. The Blackhawks later traded Dave Bolland, the star of the decisive Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Final, to the Toronto Maple Leafs for three draft picks.

Bolland broke a 2-2 tie with the winner in the final minute to give the Blackhawks the victory over the Boston Bruins and their second Stanley Cup in four years.

“Thank you for everything Chicago! Such amazing memories,” he wrote on Twitter. “I look forward to playing in front of my home fans wearing the Maple Leaf.”

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