Social Media Roundup: NHL teams sound off on their new WHL prospects

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While social media was abuzz with WHL players celebrating being selected in the 2017 NHL Draft this past weekend, NHL teams, coaches, GMs and scouts also took to Twitter to express their excitement over their new prospects.

We’ve scoured the web to find the most interesting, funniest and most relevant commentary about WHL players on draft weekend. Here’s what we came up with:

Anaheim Ducks (1)

Kyle Olson (Tri-City Americans)- Fourth Round, 122nd Overall


Arizona Coyotes (1)

Tyler Steenbergen (Swift Current Broncos)- Fifth Round, 128th Overall


Boston Bruins (1)

Daniel Bukac (Brandon Wheat Kings)- Seventh Round, 204th Overall


Calgary Flames (2)

Juuso Valimaki (Tri-City Americans)- First Round, 16th Overall


Zach Fischer (Medicine Hat Tigers)- Fifth Round, 140th Overall


Carolina Hurricanes (3)

Morgan Geekie (Tri-City Americans)- Third Round, 67th Overall


Stelio Mattheos (Brandon Wheat Kings)- Third Round, 73rd Overall


Brendan De Jong (Portland Winterhawks)- Sixth Round, 166th Overall


Chicago Blackhawks (1)

Henri Jokiharju (Portland Winterhawks)- First Round, 29th Overall


Dallas Stars (2)

Brett Davis (Kootenay ICE)- Sixth Round, 163rd Overall


Dylan Ferguson (Kamloops Blazers)- Seventh Round, 194th Overall


Detroit Red Wings (2)

Michael Rasmussen (Tri-City Americans)- First Round, Ninth Overall


Lane Zablocki (Red Deer Rebels)- Third Round, 79th Overall


Edmonton Oilers (2)

Kailer Yamamoto (Spokane Chiefs)- First Round, 22nd Overall


Stuart Skinner (Lethbridge Hurricanes)- Third Round, 78th Overall


Florida Panthers (1)

Aleski Heponiemi (Swift Current Broncos)- Second Round, 40th Overall


Los Angeles Kings (1)

Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Spokane Chiefs)- Second Round, 41st Overall


Minnesota Wild (1)

Mason Shaw (Medicine Hat Tigers)- Fourth Round, 97th Overall


Montreal Canadiens (4)

Josh Brook (Moose Jaw Warriors)- Second Round, 25th Overall


Scott Walford (Victoria Royals)- Third Round, 68th Overall


Cale Fleury (Kootenay ICE)- Third Round, 87th Overall


Jarret Tyszka (Seattle Thunderbirds)- Fifth Round, 149th Overall


New Jersey Devils (1)

Nikita Popugaev (Prince George Cougars)- Fourth Round, 98th Overall


Ottawa Senators (1)

Jordan Hollett (Medicine Hat Tigers)- Sixth Round, 183rd Overall


Philadelphia Flyers (1)

Nolan Patrick (Brandon Wheat Kings)- First Round, Second Overall


San Jose Sharks (1)

Jacob McGrew (Spokane Chiefs)- Sixth Round, 159th Overall


Tampa Bay Lightning (1)

Cal Foote (Kelowna Rockets)- First Round, 14th Overall


Toronto Maple Leafs (1)

Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)- Fourth Round, 110th Overall


Vancouver Canucks (1)

Kole Lind (Kelowna Rockets)- Second Round, 33rd Overall


Vegas Golden Knights (2)

Cody Glass (Portland Winterhawks)- First Round, 6th Overall


Jake Leschyshyn (Regina Pats)- Second Round, 62nd Overall

Dylan Ferguson (Kamloops Blazers)- Acquired via trade with the Dallas Stars on June 26


Winnipeg Jets (1)

Skyler McKenzie (Portland Winterhawks)- Seventh Round, 198th Overall

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