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Here’s the official 2014 NHL Entry Draft order

Jun 16, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT


On Monday, the NHL announced the official order for picks one through 30 at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, to be held in Philadelphia from June 27-28.

Some notes about the order…

— The first 13 picks were decided at April’s draft lottery, won by the Florida Panthers. The Panthers will select first overall; despite being a lottery team, the New Jersey Devils were given the 30th overall selection as an amendment to their punishment stemming from the Ilya Kovalchuk contract situation.

— Anaheim gets Ottawa’s pick at No. 10 from last summer’s Bobby Ryan trade.

— Tampa Bay gets New York’s pick at No. 28 from the trade deadline acquisition of Martin St. Louis.

— The Islanders had to the option to send this year’s pick (No. 5 overall) to Buffalo as part of the Thomas Vanek trade, but opted to retain the selection and forward their 2015 first-rounder instead.

Here’s the official list of picks:

1. Florida Panthers

2. Buffalo Sabres

3. Edmonton Oilers

4. Calgary Flames

5. New York Islanders

6. Vancouver Canucks

7. Carolina Hurricanes

8. Toronto Maple Leafs

9. Winnipeg Jets

10. Anaheim Ducks (from Ottawa Senators)

11. Nashville Predators

12. Phoenix Coyotes

13. Washington Capitals

14. Dallas Stars

15. Detroit Red Wings

16. Columbus Blue Jackets

17. Philadelphia Flyers

18. Minnesota Wild

19. Tampa Bay Lightning

20. San Jose Sharks

21. St. Louis Blues

22. Pittsburgh Penguins

23. Colorado Avalanche

24. Anaheim Ducks

25. Boston Bruins

26. Montreal Canadiens

27. Chicago Blackhawks

28. Tampa Bay Lightning (from New York Rangers)

29. Los Angeles Kings

30. New Jersey Devils

  1. njadvocate111 - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Why are the Wild drafting 5 slots ahead of the Av’s?

    • therealjr - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      Neither made the conference finals so it goes by inverse order of standings.

      • njadvocate111 - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:29 PM

        Completely forgot they won the central, thanks.

  2. djshnooks - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Welcome to Buffalo, Sam Reinhart! (I wouldn’t be surprised to see Buffalo try to acquire one of his brothers as well.)

    And I’m going to stick with my prediction…that Evander Kane ends up in Buffalo sometime by the end of the draft.

    Christian Ehrhoff will be a big trade chip to a contender…his contract is low at $4 mill/year, and he can easily play 25 minutes a game, playing on the top power play too.

    Tyler Myers could be moved for a top-6 player…but I’m hoping they don’t give up on him yet. He’s an elite, franchise, cornerstone defenseman who started to revert back to his Calder Trophy form.

    Tim Murray also said they won’t trade down past #7, and he wants another 1st rounder…I hope for Thatcher Demko.

    I can’t wait…this is huge for the Sabres…this is the day I have been waiting darn near two years for…the day we finally see what direction this team is going!

    (Then again, next year will be much of the same…as they gun for McDavid/Eichel.)

  3. canucks30 - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    The Avalanche won the Central Division in the regular season and regular season Division winners always pick later even if they get knocked out in the first 2 rounds of the playoffs.

  4. hockeydon10 - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Wow. 15th. That’s the highest the Red Wings have drafted since 1991!

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Jun 16, 2014 at 6:59 PM

      Proof that successful organizations have scouting departments that know how to spot talent no matter their draft position(s).

  5. areaman714 - Jun 16, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    I would not be surprised if the Ducks ended up trading all four picks in the first two rounds.

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