Tracking every pick from the first round of the 2019 NHL draft.  

The 2018–19 season is officially settled and it’s time to start looking toward the future as the 2019 NHL draft kicks off with the first round on Friday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

After months of debate, the Devils and Rangers will finally settle the Jack Hughes vs. Kaapo Kakko debate with the first two picks of the draft. What happens after that, well there isn’t as much of a consensus. There will likely be plenty of surprising picks, as well as some notable trades by the time things wrap up on Saturday.

Follow along with each pick of the first round below:


1. New Jersey Devils

2. New York Rangers

3. Chicago Blackhawks

4. Colorado Avalanche (from OTT)

5. Los Angeles Kings

6. Detroit Red Wings

7. Buffalo Sabres

8. Edmonton Oilers

9. Anaheim Ducks

10. Vancouver Canucks

11. Philadelphia Flyers

12. Minnesota Wild

13. Florida Panthers

14. Arizona Coyotes

15. Montreal Canadiens

16. Colorado Avalanche

17. Vegas Golden Knights

18. Dallas Stars

19. Ottawa Senators (from CBJ)

20. Winnipeg Jets (from NYR)

21. Pittsburgh Penguins

22. Los Angeles Kings (from TOR)

23. New York Islanders

24. Nashville Predators

25. Washington Capitals

26. Calgary Flames

27. Tampa Bay Lightning

28. Carolina Hurricanes

29. Anaheim Ducks (from SJS–BUF)

30. Boston Bruins

31. Buffalo Sabres (from STL)