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2008 NHL Draft: The Opening Round

First round NHL draft picks in 2008


Updated June 22, 2008
Here are results of first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

See the bottom of the page for a list of trades made during the opening round.

1. Tampa Bay Lightning - Steven Stamkos, center
(Sarnia, OHL)

2. Los Angeles Kings - Drew Doughty, defenseman
(Guelph, OHL)

3. Atlanta Thrashers - Zach Bogosian, defenseman
(Peterborough, OHL)

4. St. Louis Blues - Alex Pietrangelo, defenseman
(Niagara, OHL)

5. Toronto Maple Leafs (from NY Islanders) - Luke Schenn, defenseman
(Kelowna, WHL)

6. Columbus Blue Jackets - Nikita Filatov, left wing
(Moscow CSKA, Russia Div. 2)

7. Nashville Predators (from NY Islanders/Toronto) - Colin Wilson, center
(Boston Univ, NCAA)

8. Phoenix Coyotes - Mikkel Boedker, left wing
(Kitchener, OHL)

9. New York Islanders (from Nashville/Florida) - Joshua Bailey, center
(Windsor, OHL)

10. Vancouver Canucks - Cody Hodgson, center
(Brampton, OHL)

11. Chicago Blackhawks - Kyle Beach, center
(Everett, WHL)

12. Buffalo Sabres (from Los Angeles/Anaheim/Edmonton) - Tyler Myers, defenseman
(Kelowna, WHL)

13. Los Angeles Kings (from Buffalo) - Colten Teubert, defenseman
(Regina, WHL)

14. Carolina Hurricanes - Zach Boychuk, center
(Lethbridge, WHL)

15. Ottawa Senators (from Nashville) - Erik Karlsson, defenseman
(Frolunda, Sweden Jnr)

16. Boston Bruins - Joe Colborne, left wing
(Camrose, Alberta Jnr)

17. Anaheim Ducks (from Calgary) - Jake Gardiner, defenseman
(Minnetonka, U.S. high school)

18. Nashville Predators (from Ottawa) - Chet Pickard, goaltender
(Tri City, WHL)

19. Philadelphia Flyers (from Columbus/Colorado) - Luca Sbisa, defenseman
(Lethbridge, WHL)

20. NY Rangers - Michael del Zotto, defenseman
(Oshawa, OHL)

21. Washington Capitals (from New Jersey) - Anton Gustafsson, center
(Frolunda, Swe Jr)

22. Edmonton Oilers (from Anaheim) - Jordan Eberle
(Regina, WHL)

23. Minnesota Wild (from New Jersey/Washington) - Tyler Cuma, defenseman
(Ottawa, OHL)

24. New Jersey Devils (from Minnesota) - Mattias Tedenby, left wing
(HV-71, Sweden Jnr)

25. Calgary Flames (from Montreal) - Greg Nemisz, center
(Windsor, OHL)

26. Buffalo (from San Jose) - Tyler Ennis, center
(Medecine Hat, WHL)

27: Washington Capitals (from Philadelphia) - John Carlson, defenseman
(Indiana, USHL)

28: Phoenix Coyotes (from Anaheim) - Viktor Tokhonov, right wing
(Severstal, Russia Superliga)

29. Atlanta Thrashers (from Pittsburgh) - Daulton Leveille, center
(St. Catharines, Ontario Jnr B)

30. Detroit Red Wings - Thomas McCollum, goaltender
(Guelph, OHL)

Trades at the Draft: There were many deals that involved draft picks only. Here's a list of the trades that involved established NHL players.

To Florida Panthers: Defenseman Keith Ballard, defenseman Nick Boynton, 2nd-round draft pick in 2008 (49th overall).
To Phoenix Coyotes: Center Olli Jokinen.

To Calgary Flames: Center Mike Cammalleri, 2nd-round draft pick in 2008 (48th overall).
To Los Angeles Kings: 1st-round draft pick in 2008 (17th overall), 2nd-round draft pick in 2009.

To Philadelphia Flyers: 1st-round draft pick in 2008 (19th overall), 3rd-round draft pick in 2008 (67th overall)
To Columbus Blue Jackets: Center R.J. Umberger, 4th-round draft pick in 2008 (118th overall).

To Montreal Canadiens: Left wing Alex Tanguay, 5th-round draft pick in 2008 (138th overall).
To Calgary Falmes: 1st-round draft pick in 2008 (25th overall), 2nd-round draft pick in 2009.

To Philadelphia Flyers: Defenseman Steve Eminger, 3rd-round draft pick in 2008 (84th overall).
To Washington Capitals: 1st-round draft pick in 2008 (27th overall).

See NHL Draft Day Basics for an explanation of the draft order, eligible players, a brief history of the NHL Entry Draft, and more.

The Rest of the Draft - Rounds Two through Seven from NHL.com.

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