When the final buzzer sounded on Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, two things were cemented. The Pittsburgh Penguins were crowned champions, and the 2017 NHL Draft order was confirmed.
The Penguins’ Stanley Cup win means they’ll select 31st, while the Nashville Predators will pick at No. 30. The 15 lottery teams found out where they will pick on April 29, with the New Jersey Devils winning the right to pick first overall.
The Vancouver Canucks will be the first Canadian team to walk to the podium, choosing at No. 5. The Senators, at No. 28, will be the final Canadian team to pick in the opening round. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights will make its first pick in franchise history at No. 6.
|NHL DRAFT ORDER|
|1. New Jersey Devils||17. Toronto Maple Leafs|
|2. Philadelphia Flyers||18. Boston Bruins|
|3. Dallas Stars||19. San Jose Sharks|
|4. Colorado Avalanche||20. St. Louis Blues|
|5. Vancouver Canucks||21. New York Rangers|
|6. Vegas Golden Knights||22. Edmonton Oilers|
|7. Arizona Coyotes||23. Arizona Coyotes (from Minnesota)|
|8. Buffalo Sabres||24. Columbus Blue Jackets|
|9. Detroit Red Wings||25. Montreal Canadiens|
|10. Florida Panthers||26. Chicago Blackhawks|
|11. Los Angeles Kings||27. St. Louis Blues (from Washington)|
|12. Carolina Hurricanes||28. Ottawa Senators|
|13. Winnipeg Jets||29. Dallas Stars (from Anaheim)|
|14. Tampa Bay Lightning||30. Nashville Predators|
|15. New York Islanders||31. Pittsburgh Penguins|
|16. Calgary Flames|
Three teams have multiple picks in the first round: the Stars pick at Nos. 3 and 29; the Coyotes pick 7th and 23rd; and the Blues have selections at Nos. 20 and 27.
The 2017 NHL Draft will take place at 7 p.m. ET on June 23 at the United Centre in Chicago. Rounds 2-7 will take place on June 24.