Tracking every pick from first round

2022 NHL Draft: Tracking every pick from first round originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The best young hockey players in the world are ready to cross the big stage.

The 2022 NHL Draft will take place over two days, beginning Thursday with the first round and continuing on Friday with Rounds 2-7. The Montreal Canadiens had the top overall selection and got to make it in their home arena, Bell Centre.

After Montreal, the New Jersey Devils, Arizona Coyotes, Seattle Kraken and Philadelphia Flyers rounded out the top five. In all, 23 teams entered the draft with a first-round pick, but organizations can still make deals to acquire a 2022 first-rounder. Just look at the Chicago Blackhawks, who acquired the No. 7 overall pick as part of a trade return from sending Alex DeBrincat to the Ottawa Senators Thursday afternoon.

Here’s the full list of Thursday night’s draft order and every first-round selection in the 2022 NHL Draft:

First round

  1. Montreal Canadiens: Juraj Slafkovsky, LW, TPS (FIN)

  2. New Jersey Devils: Simon Nemec, D, Nitra (SVK)

  3. Arizona Coyotes: Logan Cooley, C, USA U-18 (NTDP)

  4. Seattle Kraken: Shane Wright, C, Kingston (OHL)

  5. Philadelphia Flyers: Cutter Gauthier, LW, USA U-18 (NTDP)

  6. Columbus Blue Jackets (from CHI): David Jiricek, D, Plzen (CZE)

  7. Chicago Blackhawks (from OTT): Kevin Korchinski, D, Seattle (WHL)

  8. Detroit Red Wings: Marco Kasper, C, Rogle (SWE)

  9. Buffalo Sabres: Matthew Savoie, C, Winnipeg (WHL)

  10. Anaheim Ducks: Pavel Mintyukov, D, Saginaw (OHL)

  11. Arizona Coyotes (from SJ): Conor Geekie, C, Winnipeg (WHL)

  12. Columbus Blue Jackets: Denton Mateychuk, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)

  13. Chicago Blackhawks (from MON via NYI): Frank Nazar, C, USA U-18 (NTDP)

  14. Winnipeg Jets: Rutger McGroarty, RW, USA U-18 (NTDP)

  15. Vancouver Canucks: Jonathan Lekkerimaki, RW, Djurgarden (SWE)

  16. Buffalo Sabres (from VGK): Noah Ostlund, C, Djurgarden Jr. (SWE)

  17. Nashville Predators

  18. Dallas Stars

  19. Minnesota Wild (from LA)

  20. Washington Capitals

  21. Pittsburgh Penguins

  22. Anaheim Ducks (from BOS)

  23. St. Louis Blues

  24. Minnesota Wild

  25. Toronto Maple Leafs

  26. Montreal Canadiens (from CGY)

  27. San Jose Sharks (from ARI via CAR and MTL)

  28. Buffalo Sabres (from FLA)

  29. Edmonton Oilers

  30. Winnipeg Jets (from NYR)

  31. Tampa Bay Lightning

  32. Arizona Coyotes (from COL)

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