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NHL Entry and Amateur Draft History

NHL Entry Draft history from 1979 to present, and NHL Amateur Draft history from 1963 to 1978.

Click on the Draft for the complete draft for that year.
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First Overall Selections, Year-by-Year
Draft Team First Pick Amateur Team
2015 NHL Entry Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavidErie (OHL)
2014 NHL Entry Florida Panthers Aaron EkbladBARRIE (OHL)
2013 NHL Entry Colorado Avalanche Nathan MacKinnonHalifax (QMJHL)
2012 NHL Entry Edmonton Oilers Nail YakupovSarnia (OHL)
2011 NHL Entry Edmonton Oilers Ryan Nugent-HopkinsRed Deer (WHL)
2010 NHL Entry Edmonton Oilers Taylor HallWindsor (OHL)
2009 NHL Entry New York Islanders John TavaresLondon (OHL)
2008 NHL Entry Tampa Bay Lightning Steven StamkosSarnia (OHL)
2007 NHL Entry Chicago Blackhawks Patrick KaneLondon (OHL)
2006 NHL Entry St. Louis Blues Erik JohnsonU.S. National U-18 (USNTDP)
2005 NHL Entry Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney CrosbyRimouski (QMJHL)
2004 NHL Entry Washington Capitals Alex OvechkinDynamo Moscow (Russia)
2003 NHL Entry Pittsburgh Penguins Marc-Andre FleuryCape Breton
2002 NHL Entry Columbus Blue Jackets Rick NashLondon (OHL)
2001 NHL Entry Atlanta Thrashers Ilya KovalchukSpartak Moscow
2000 NHL Entry New York Islanders Rick DiPietroBoston University (H-East)
1999 NHL Entry Atlanta Thrashers Patrik StefanLong Beach
1998 NHL Entry Tampa Bay Lightning Vincent LecavalierRimouski (QMJHL)
1997 NHL Entry Boston Bruins Joe ThorntonSault Ste. Marie (OHL)
1996 NHL Entry Ottawa Senators Chris PhillipsPrince Albert (WHL)
1995 NHL Entry Ottawa Senators Bryan BerardDetroit (OHL)
1994 NHL Entry Florida Panthers Ed JovanovskiWindsor (OHL)
1993 NHL Entry Ottawa Senators Alexandre DaigleVictoriaville (QMJHL)
1992 NHL Entry Tampa Bay Lightning Roman HamrlikZPS Zlin
1991 NHL Entry Quebec Nordiques Eric LindrosOshawa (OHL)
1990 NHL Entry Quebec Nordiques Owen NolanCornwall (OHL)
1989 NHL Entry Quebec Nordiques Mats SundinNacka
1988 NHL Entry Minnesota North Stars Mike ModanoPrince Albert (WHL)
1987 NHL Entry Buffalo Sabres Pierre TurgeonGranby (QMJHL)
1986 NHL Entry Detroit Red Wings Joe MurphyMichigan State (CCHA)
1985 NHL Entry Toronto Maple Leafs Wendel ClarkSaskatoon (WHL)
1984 NHL Entry Pittsburgh Penguins Mario LemieuxLaval (QMJHL)
1983 NHL Entry Minnesota North Stars Brian LawtonMount St. Charles (High-RI)
1982 NHL Entry Boston Bruins Gord KluzakBillings
1981 NHL Entry Winnipeg Jets Dale HawerchukCornwall (OHL)
1980 NHL Entry Montreal Canadiens Doug WickenheiserRegina (WHL)
1979 NHL Entry Colorado Rockies Rob RamageLondon (OHL)
1978 NHL Amateur Minnesota North Stars Bobby SmithOttawa (OHL)
1977 NHL Amateur Detroit Red Wings Dale McCourtSt. Catharines (OHL)
1976 NHL Amateur Washington Capitals Rick GreenLondon (OHL)
1975 NHL Amateur Philadelphia Flyers Mel BridgmanVictoria (WHL)
1974 NHL Amateur Washington Capitals Greg JolyRegina (WHL)
1973 NHL Amateur New York Islanders Denis PotvinOttawa (OHL)
1972 NHL Amateur New York Islanders Billy HarrisToronto
1971 NHL Amateur Montreal Canadiens Guy LafleurQuebec (QMJHL)
1970 NHL Amateur Buffalo Sabres Gilbert PerreaultMontreal (QMJHL)
1969 NHL Amateur Montreal Canadiens Rejean HouleMontreal (QMJHL)
1968 NHL Amateur Montreal Canadiens Michel PlasseDrummondville (QMJHL)
1967 NHL Amateur Los Angeles Kings Rick Pagnutti Garson Native Sons
1966 NHL Amateur Boston Bruins Barry GibbsEstevan (WCHL)
1965 NHL Amateur New York Rangers Andre Veilleux Montreal Rangers Jr. B
1964 NHL Amateur Detroit Red Wings Claude Gauthier Rosemount
1963 NHL Amateur Montreal Canadiens Garry MonahanSt. Michael's Juveniles
Franchise Draft History
Franchise From To
Anaheim Ducks 1993 2015
Arizona Coyotes 1979 2015
Boston Bruins 1963 2015
Buffalo Sabres 1970 2015
Calgary Flames 1972 2015
Carolina Hurricanes 1979 2015
Chicago Blackhawks 1963 2015
Cleveland Barons 1967 1977
Colorado Avalanche 1979 2015
Columbus Blue Jackets 2000 2015
Dallas Stars 1967 2015
Detroit Red Wings 1963 2015
Edmonton Oilers 1979 2015
Florida Panthers 1993 2015
Los Angeles Kings 1967 2015
Minnesota Wild 2000 2015
Montreal Canadiens 1963 2015
Nashville Predators 1998 2015
New Jersey Devils 1974 2015
New York Islanders 1972 2015
New York Rangers 1963 2015
Ottawa Senators 1992 2015
Philadelphia Flyers 1967 2015
Pittsburgh Penguins 1967 2015
San Jose Sharks 1991 2015
St. Louis Blues 1968 2015
Tampa Bay Lightning 1992 2015
Toronto Maple Leafs 1963 2015
Vancouver Canucks 1970 2015
Washington Capitals 1974 2015
Winnipeg Jets 1999 2015