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NHL Draft Resources

Here is everything you need to follow the annual NHL draft, with reports from the most recent draft years and background information on the NHL draft and how the Entry Draft works.
  1. First Round Draft Picks Since 2003 (10)

Defensemen to go No. 1 overall in the NHL draft
Defenseman to go No. 1 overall in the NHL draft.

Nathan MacKinnon picking up where he left off in regular season
Nathan MacKinnon picking up where he left off in the regular season.

The NHL's best under-20 rookies

2012 NHL Draft: Round One Picks
Players selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Complete Guide to the NHL Draft
A primer on the NHL draft, including the history, how the draft works, how many draft picks make it to the NHL, and more.

How the NHL Draft Works
The NHL Entry Draft is how the league distributes the best 18-year-old hockey players in the world, along with a few late bloomers, long shots and older players. Here's a quick summary of how it works.

NHL Draft Lottery Explained
How the NHL Draft Lottery works, with a list of lottery winners through the years and the players picked by teams that moved up in the draft order.

NHL Draft Lottery Results
Here are the results of the NHL Draft Lottery since it was introduced by the National Hockey League in 1995.

NHL Draft: Complete List of Top Picks
Players selected first overall since the NHL Draft began in 1963.

How Many NHL Draft Picks Make it to the NHL?
There are over 200 players selected at the NHL draft every year. How many of them go on to have NHL careers? What are the chances of a player selected in the first round of the NHL Draft compared to later rounds?

NHL Draft Busts
Every player on this list was a top-six pick. Not one of them played more than 200 NHL games.

The NHL Draft: A Brief History
A brief history of the NHL Entry Draft, introduced as the NHL Amateur Draft in 1963.

The NHL Meat Market
Every team is a big winner on NHL draft day, and every kid from junior or college hockey is a future star. It's hockey's day of optimism.

NHL Draft 2011: Round One Selection Order
Here's the order of selection for Round One of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

NHL Entry Draft Official Site
Includes information on this year's event, a history of the entry draft and a list of picks for every year. Did you know Rick Pagnutti went number one overall in 1967?

Hockey's Future
Practically every prospect of every NHL team ranked and reviewed. The site also includes updates from the AHL and other minor pro leagues, reports from Europe and coverage of junior and college hockey leagues, including the OHL, WHL, QMJHL and NCAA.

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