June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announces a trade between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Pittsburgh Penguins for the eighth overall pick at the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals: NHL Draft Pick Values

Before the NFL draft, there was a value chart that was put out, projecting what the picks were and what their values were. This chart is given to all of the general managers for the teams so they have an idea of what the value is of each and every pick throughout the draft.

Michael Schuckers put together the paper that the NFL uses, and he came out with one for the NHL Draft as well.  You can read his in-depth paper if you would like to see his process on how he got to the value determination.

Basically, how this works is there is a value that is given to each draft pick.  Take, Washington’s pick at number 13.  Pick 13 is valued with 481 points.  For other teams looking to move into this spot via trade, strictly with draft picks, they would have to come up with the 481 points to make it a fair trade.

So lets say the Los Angeles Kings want to trade up to the 13th pick.  They would have to provide approximately 481 value points to  move up.  To do this they would have to trade their 1st, 3rd, and 6th round picks to equal this amount; 275+134+68=477. Only being a couple of points off, this would be a beneficial trade for both parties as the Kings would be getting a quality draft pick and the Capitals would receive a late first and two additional picks.  This chart does not play into the fact that some players may be included in trades as well.  This is strictly draft picks.

Here is the draft value chart for the upcoming NHL Draft.

Rd 1
Value
Rd 2
Value
Rd 3
Value
Rd 4
Value
Rd 5
Value
Rd 6
Value
Rd 7
Value
1917313556117591128121881517918167
2871323466217692125122881527918266
3826332376317693122123871537918366
4783342286417794119124871547818465
5741352226517795117125861557818565
6702362176617796114126861567818664
7665372136717697113127851577718764
8629382116817698111128851587718863
9596392096917499109129851597718963
105654020870173100107130851607719062
115354120671171101106131841617619162
125074220372169102104132841627619261
134814319973167103103133841637619360
144564419674165104101134841647519460
15433451927516410599135841657519559
16413461987616210698136841667519659
17395471887716010797137831677419758
18379481867815810895138831687419858
19364491867915610994139831697319957
20350501858015511093140831707320057
21336511858115311192141821717220156
22324521848215111291142821727220255
23315531838314911390143821737120355
24308541828414711489144821747020454
25302551808514511589145811757020554
26297561788614211689146811766920653
27291571768714011789147811776920753
28283581768813711888148801786820852
29275591758913411988149801796820952
30265601759013112088150801806721051
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