Here's a compilation of some audio files I gathered from the NHL Draft this evening. I'll have some videos later in the evening once they upload.
Fittingly, the first file is of first overall pick Ryan Nugent Hopkins, who was a bit relieved that the pressure leading up to the draft was finally over.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins audio file.
Fourth overall pick Adam Larsson is looking to play for the New Jersey Devils next season, but talks about the adjustments he'll have to make to play at the next level.
Adam Larsson Audio File
Ryan Strome was a big riser in this year's draft, getting selected fifth overall by the New York Islanders. Here, he discusses the changes he made this past year to become such a top prospect.
Ryan Strome Audio File
It was a bit of a surprise, but Mark Scheifele became the first pick of the newest version of the Winnipeg Jets.
Mark Scheifele Audio File
JT Miller was selected by the New York Rangers at 15th overall, but in this clip, he talks about growing up in Pittsburgh and how the Penguins affected his hockey career.
JT Miller Audio File
Buffalo selected Finn Joel Armia at 16th overall. He was not the chattiest player at the draft.
Joel Armia Audio File
Stefan Noesen made a big move up draft boards this year, and ended up being selected 21st overall by Ottawa. He credited his rise with the fact that he "grew up" this past year.
Stefan Noesen Audio File
Toronto selected Miami recruit Tyler Biggs at 22nd overall. Biggs described his style of play, as well as his workout plans for the summer.
Tyler Biggs Audio File
Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray discussed some trade talks during the day.
Bryan Murray Audio File
Meanwhile, Ottawa's director of player personnel, Pierre Dorion, discussed the three players Ottawa did select in the draft.
Pierre Dorion Audio File
Toronto GM Brian Burke discussed draft pick Tyler Biggs, as well as one of the Leafs' recent acquisitions in former Michigan State Spartans John-Michael Liles.
Brian Burke Audio File
Finally, Vancouver Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman discusses the Canucks' first day, including why they liked Danish import Nicklas Jensen in the first round of the draft.
Laurence Gilman Audio File