2021 NHL Draft: Complete First Round Draft Order

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It is July and before you know it we will be into the heat of the NHL offseason. Either the Tampa Bay Lightning or Montreal Canadiens will walk away with this year’s Stanley Cup. One team and fan base will be happy. The rest of the league will be gearing up for both the Seattle Expansion Draft, the regular NHL Draft, and then good old Free Agency.

Round 1 of the NHL Draft will take place on July 23 with Rounds 2-7 taking place the following day. Free Agency will open on Wednesday July 28. The dreaded Seattle Expansion Draft takes place on the 21st.

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Here’s the official order of the 1st Round directly from NHL.com as of right now. The final order of the first round will be set after the Stanley Cup Finals are over:

Here’s the official order of the 1st Round as of 7/14/21:

1. Buffalo Sabres

2. Seattle Kraken

3. Anaheim Ducks

4. New Jersey Devils

5. Columbus Blue Jackets

6. Detroit Red Wings

7. San Jose Sharks

8. Los Angeles Kings

9. Vancouver Canucks

10. Ottawa Senators

11. Forfeited pick

12. Chicago Blackhawks

13. Calgary Flames

14. Philadelphia Flyers

15. Dallas Stars

16. NY Rangers

17. St. Louis Blues

18. Winnipeg Jets

19. Nashville Predators

20. Edmonton Oilers

21. Boston Bruins

22. Minnesota Wild

23. Detroit Red Wings (from WSH)

24. Florida Panthers

25. Columbus Blue Jackets (from TOR)

26. Minnesota Wild (from PIT)

27. Carolina Hurricanes

28. Colorado Avalanche

29. New Jersey Devils (from NYI)

30. Vegas Golden Knights

31. Montreal Canadiens

32. Columbus Blue Jackets (from TBL)

Pick 11 – The NHL directed the forfeiture of this pick in sanctions against the Arizona Coyotes.

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Your Washington Capitals will not have a first round pick in this year’s draft, at least as of this writing. The only way they could gain a pick back is if they make a trade. The Caps would’ve had the 22nd pick but dealt away Jakub Vrana and Richard Panik for Anthony Mantha. Part of the package was the Caps had to surrender their first round pick to the Detroit Red Wings as well.