2022 NHL Draft Blog: Six takeaways from jaw-dropping Round 1

The Hockey Central panel breaks down the biggest takeaways from the 2022 NHL draft, including Shane Wright sliding down to fourth overall, the Canadiens selecting Juraj Slafkovsky with the first pick, and some savvy selections from the Wild.

The 2022 NHL Draft, especially the first round, was billed as an unpredictable one that could be full of fireworks.

And it didn't disappoint.

We had everything, from signings (Marc-André Fleury) to trades (Kirby Dach, Alex DeBrincat, etc.) and eye-popping surprises in the draft order, right from the top.

Check out our blog below to see the news and analysis as the craziness of Round 1 unfolded.

Now...what will Day 2 bring? The teams will be back at it Friday morning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.

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