4 biggest takeaways from the first round of the 2024 NHL Draft

The first round of the 2024 draft took place in Las Vegas on Friday night, with 32 players having their dreams come true by being selected.
2024 Upper Deck NHL Draft - First Round
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Utah wins over the fans with the first selection in franchise history

The Utah Hockey Club made a splash by selecting Tij Iginla, the son of NHL Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla, with the sixth pick, making him their first-ever draft pick.

If his pedigree weren't enough to make him an exciting prospect, Iginla had been steadily moving up draft boards, culminating in his being picked five spots before his dad was in 1995.

He'll have a chance to carve his own path with a franchise in its infancy.