LOS ANGELES – The NHL draft wrapped up with the final six rounds Saturday during a weekend with plenty of trade speculation but few completed deals.

Minnesota State center Tyler Pitlick was the first pick of the second round by the Edmonton Oilers, who took Taylor Hall with the No. 1 overall selection on Friday night.

The final pick in the first draft held in California was Zach Trotman, a Lake Superior State defenseman taken 210th by the Boston Bruins. The draft included 99 Canadians and 59 American prospects, according to the NHL.

Two players with the Lewiston Maineiacs were selected on the second day: center Michael Chaput in the third round by the Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Samuel Carrier in the sixth round by the Washington Capitals.

Despite plenty of the trade speculation accompanying every draft, the biggest deal was completed Friday when Vancouver acquired defenseman Keith Ballard from Florida in a four-player swap including one draft pick.

Pittsburgh acquired defenseman Dan Hamhuis’ rights from Philadelphia for a third-round pick on Friday night, yet even Penguins General Manager Ray Shero wasn’t surprised to see so few deals of significance.

“I’m not sure the exact reason, but it’s all salary-cap based,” Shero said. “A lot of teams didn’t want to give up their first-round picks to make a deal happen.”

Shero doesn’t know whether he can sign Hamhuis before free agency begins on July 1. Nashville traded the veteran defenseman’s rights to the Flyers last week, but Philly couldn’t make a deal.

Shero denied the Penguins had made the deal to lessen the damage of possibly losing star defenseman Sergei Gonchar, who also can be an unrestricted free agent next week.

“I talked to Sergei today just to let him know where we stand,” Shero said. “If that doesn’t work, we’re on to option two and three.”

Other news trickled out during the weekend, some in the form of rumors. Both San Jose GM Doug Wilson and Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren wouldn’t confirm or deny talks about trading the rights to Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov, who won’t be re-signed by San Jose.

Rangers President and GM Glen Sather acknowledged there’s a big gap in negotiations between the club and defenseman Marc Staal on a contract extension, and the Ottawa Senators said they couldn’t find a taker for disgruntled center Jason Spezza, who will make $33 million over the next five years.

Chicago dangled right wing Kris Versteeg, and Toronto listened to offers for defenseman Tomas Kaberle, but neither club found a deal it liked.

Ballard’s departure from the Canucks was just the start of new Florida GM Dale Tallon’s aggressive makeover of the woeful Panthers.

Tallon, the architect of the Stanley Cup-champion Blackhawks, added 13 players in the Panthers’ draft, headlined by Erik Gudbranson, the hard-hitting defenseman taken third overall.