It’s normally a summer institution, but the NHL Draft will instead take place starting Tuesday at a time when the league is usually starting to play its regular season.
Instead, the top prospects in the game will find out which teams they’ll be selected by as the draft gets underway in a virtual format this season.
The New York Rangers are the proud owners of the number one overall pick in the draft, and they used it to select Alexis Lafreniere from the QMJHL’s Rimouski Oceanic.
15 Toronto Maple Leafs (acquired from PIT) – Left Wing Rodion Amirov, Toros Neftekamsk (VHL)
19 New York Rangers (acquired from CAL) – Defenseman Braden Schneider, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
20 New Jersey Devils (acquired from VAN via TBL) – Defenseman Shakir Mukhamadullin, Ufa (KHL)
22 Washington Capitals (acquired from CAL via NYR via CAR) – Center Hendrix Lapierre, Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
28 Ottawa Senators (acquired from NYI) – Left Wing Ridly Greig, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
31 San Jose Sharks (acquired from TBL) – Right Wing Ozzy Wiesblatt, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
Rounds 2-7 of the draft will be held Wednesday, with coverage starting on NHL Network at 10:30 a.m.
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