NHL Draft 2019 Round One

1. New Jersey Devils

Jack Hughes, C, U.S. National Development Team

A little drama to start. After Bettman announced they had the first pick, they took their sweet time to walk up the podium to make their announcement which to the surprise of no one was Hughes.

2. New York Rangers

Kaapo Kakko RW, TPS (Liiga)

No surprise. No hesitation.

3. Chicago Blackhawks

Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon Blades (WHL)

4. Colorado Avalanche (from Ottawa Senators)

Bowen Byram, D, Vancouver Giants (WHL)

5. Los Angeles Kings

Alex Turcotte, C, U.S. National Development Team

6. Detroit Red Wings

Moritz Seider, D, Mannheim (DEL)

7. Buffalo Sabres

Dylan Cozens, C, Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)

8. Edmonton Oilers

Philip Broberg, D, AIK (Allsvenskan, Sweden)

9. Anaheim Ducks

Trevor Zegras, C, USNTDP

10. Vancouver Canucks

Vasily Podkolzin, RW, Neva St. Petersburg (VHL, Russia)

11. Arizona (from Philadelphia Flyers)

Victor Soderstrom, D, Brynas (SHL, Sweden)

Philadelphia and Arizona trade picks on the floor.

12. Minnesota Wild

Matthew Boldy, LW, USNTDP

13. Florida Panthers

Spencer Knight, G, USNTDP

14. Philadelphia Flyers (from Arizona Coyotes)

Cam York, D, USNTDP

15. Montreal Canadiens

Cole Caufield, RW, USNTDP

16. Colorado Avalanche

Alex Newhook, C, Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)

17. Vegas Golden Knights

Peyton Krebs, C, Winnipeg Ice (WHL)

18. Dallas Stars

Thomas Harley, D, Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)

19. Ottawa Senators (from Columbus Blue Jackets)

Lassi Thomson, D, Kelowna Rockets (WHL)

20. Winnipeg Jets (from New York Rangers)

Ville Heinola, D, Lukko (Liiga)

21. Pittsburgh Penguins

Samuel Poulin, RW, Sherbrooke Phoenix (QMJHL)

22. Los Angeles Kings (from Toronto Maple Leafs)

Tobias Bjornfot, D, Djurgardens IF (SHL)

23. New York Islanders

Simon Holmstrom, RW, HV71 (SuperElit, Sweden Junior)

24. Nashville Predators

Philip Tomasino, RW, Niagara IceDogs (OHL)

25. Washington Capitals

Connor McMichael, C, London Knights (OHL)

26. Calgary Flames

Jakob Pelletier, LW, Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)

27. Tampa Bay Lightning

Nolan Foote, LW, Kelowna Rockets (WHL)

28. Carolina Hurricanes

Ryan Suzuki, C, Barrie Colts (OHL)

29. Anaheim Ducks (from San Jose Sharks)

Brayden Tracey, LW, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)

30. Boston Bruins

John Beecher, C, USNTDP

31. Buffalo (from St. Louis Blues)

Ryan Johnson, D, Univ. of Minnesota (NCAA)

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