With the Stanley Cup awarded, the order for the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft has been finalized.
The Montreal Canadiens, after losing in five games in the Final, will have pick No. 30.
The 31st selection in the draft was awarded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, winners of the Cup. However, in a deal to acquire defenceman David Savard in April, the Lightning traded their first-round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who will now have the rights to the selection.
Picks one through 15 were determined at the NHL Draft Lottery, which took place in June.
The Buffalo Sabres won the lottery, giving them the No. 1 overall pick, and the Seattle Kraken, whose inaugural season will begin next year, won the second pick.
Picks three to 15 were assigned in reverse order of points in the regular-season standings.
The 12 clubs that lost in round one or two of the playoffs hold picks 16-27. Teams that didn't win their division were placed in inverse order of regular-season points, followed by the four division winners, again in inverse order.
The New York Islanders and Vegas Golden Knights, who lost in the semifinals, hold picks 28 and 29, in inverse order of where they finished in the regular season.
The full draft order can be found below:
1. Buffalo Sabres
2. Seattle Kraken
3. Anaheim Ducks
4. New Jersey Devils
5. Columbus Blue Jackets
6. Detroit Red Wings
7. San Jose Sharks
8. Los Angeles Kings
9. Vancouver Canucks
10. Ottawa Senators
11. Chicago Blackhawks
12. Calgary Flames
13. Philadelphia Flyers
14. Dallas Stars
15. New York Rangers
16. St. Louis Blues
17. Winnipeg Jets
18. Nashville Predators
19. Edmonton Oilers
20. Boston Bruins
21. Minnesota Wild
22. Detroit Red Wings (from Washington Capitals)
23. Florida Panthers
24. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Toronto Maple Leafs)
25. Minnesota Wild (from Pittsburgh Penguins)
26. Carolina Hurricanes
27. Colorado Avalanche
28. New Jersey Devils (from New York Islanders)
29. Vegas Golden Knights
30. Montreal Canadiens
31. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Tampa Bay Lightning)
Note: The Arizona Coyotes forfeited their pick as a consequence of violating the NHL Combine Testing policy during 2019-20 season