2021 NHL Draft

Updated Draft Order (Lottery & Rounds 1-7)

Steve Kournianos  |  7/24/2021 |  Nashville  |  

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  • The final official draft order is official and will only change with trades that take place until the last pick of Round 7 is announced.
  • The NHL Draft Lottery was conducted on June 2 with the Buffalo Sabres winning the No. 1 pick and the expansion Seattle club claiming the No. 2 selection.
  • Playoff teams selecting between picks 17 and 32 of Round 1
  • The last four picks of every round are reserved for conference finalists. The last two picks — No. 31 and No. 32 — are reserved for the Stanley Cup runner-up (Montreal) and champion (Tampa Bay), respectively.
  • The only teams who can draft lower than a division winner are teams who advance to the conference finals.
  • Any division winner that is eliminated before the conference final can pick no lower than 28th overall.

Official Round 1 Draft Order

Lottery Teams

Pick Team odds/change 1st/2nd OA PTS Pts % RW ROW W
1 Buffalo 16.6% (-1.9) 31.6% 37 .330 11 11 15
2 Seattle 10.3% (-1.2) 20.5%
3 Anaheim 12.1% (-1.4) 23.8% 43 .384 11 15 17
4 New Jersey 10.3% (+0.8) 20.5% 45 .402 15 19 19
5 Columbus 8.5% (=) 17.1% 48 .429 12 15 18
6 Detroit 7.6% (+0.1) 15.4% 48 .429 16 17 19
7 San Jose 6.7% (+0.2) 13.6% 49 .438 15 16 21
8 Los Angeles 5.8% (-0.2)  11.8% 49 .438 19 20 21
9 Vancouver 5.4% (+0.9) 11.1% 50 .446 17 20 23
10 Ottawa 4.5% (+1.0) 9.3% 51 .455 18 21 23
11 Chicago 2.7% (+0.2) 5.6% 55 .491 15 22 24
12 Calgary 2.2% (+0.2) 4.6% 55 .491 22 25 26
13 Philadelphia 1.8% (+0.3) 3.8% 58 .518 17 22 25
14 Dallas 1.4% (+0.4) 2.9% 60 .536 17 21 23
15 NY Rangers 1.0% (+0.5) 2.1% 60 .536 24 26 27

*There will only be 31 picks in Round 1 of the 2021 NHL draft. The Arizona Coyotes took part in the lottery for administrative purposes and slotted 11th but are not allowed to participate in the first round on July 23. The Coyotes forfeited their first selection as punishment for holding illegal scouting combines under former general manager John Chayka.

Playoff Teams

Pick Team PTS Pts % RW ROW W
16 St. Louis-x 63 .563 19 25 27
17 Winnipeg-x 63 .563 23 24 30
18 Nashville-x 64 .571 21 26 31
19 Edmonton-x 72 .643 31 35 35
20 Boston-x 73 .652 25 29 33
21 Minnesota-x 75 .670 27 34 35
22 Detroit (WAS-x) 77 .688 29 33 36
23 Florida-x 79 .705 26 36 37
*24 Columbus (TOR-x) 77 .688 29 34 35
*25 Minnesota (PIT-x) 77 .688 29 34 37
*26 Carolina-x 80 .714 27 32 36
*27 Colorado-x 82 .732 35 39 39
28 New Jersey (NYI-x) 71 .634 24 28 32
29 Vegas-x 82 .732 30 39 40
30 Montreal-y 59 .527 20 23 24
31 Columbus (TB-z) 75 .670 29 35 36

* – division winner
x – eliminated from playoffs
y – Stanley Cup runner-up
z – Stanley Cup winner


Tiebreakers (if two or more teams have the same number of points once the regular season is complete)

1. Points percentage (if a disparity in games played) 2. Regulation wins (RW) 3. Regulation or 3-on-3 OT wins (ROW) 4. Total wins (includes shootouts) 5. Head-to-head points 6. Regular-season goal differential (all games) 7. Goals scored (GF) over full season

Updated Draft Order (All 7 Rounds)

Updated July 24, 2021

Round OA Team Origin NAME POS
1 1 BUF Owen Power LHD
1 2 SEA Matthew Beniers C
1 3 ANA Mason McTavish LW/C
1 4 NJD Luke Hughes LHD
1 5 CBJ Kent Johnson C
1 6 DET Simon Edvinsson LHD
1 7 SJS William Eklund LW
1 8 LAK Brandt Clarke RHD
1 9 ARI VAN Dylan Guenther RW
1 10 OTT Tyler Boucher RW
1 11 ARI **FORFEITED**
1 12 CBJ CHI Cole Sillinger LW/C
1 13 CGY Matthew Coronato RW/C
1 14 BUF PHI Isak Rosén LW/C
1 15 DET DAL Sebastian Cossa G
1 16 NYR Brennan Othmann LW
1 17 STL Zachary Bolduc C
1 18 WIN Chaz Lucius C
1 19 NAS Fedor Svechkov C
1 20 MIN EDM Jesper Wallstedt G
1 21 BOS Fabian Lysell RW
1 22 EDM MIN Xavier Bourgault RW
1 23 DAL WAS Wyatt Johnston C
1 24 FLA Mackie Samoskevich RW
1 25 CBJ TOR Corson Ceulemans RHD
1 26 MIN PIT Carson Lambos LHD
1 27 NAS CAR Zachary L’Heureux LW
1 28 COL Oskar Olausson RW
1 29 NJD NYI Chase Stillman RW
1 30 VGK Zach Dean C
1 31 MTL Logan Mailloux RHD
1 32 CHI TBL Nolan Allan LHD
2 33 BUF
2 34 ANA
2 35 SEA
2 36 VGK NJD
2 37 ARI CBJ
2 38 DET
2 39 OTT SJS
2 40 CAR LAK
2 41 VAN
2 42 OTT
2 43 ARI
2 44 CAR CHI
2 45 CGY
2 46 PHI
2 47 DAL
2 48 DAL NYR
2 49 LAK STL
2 50 WIN
2 51 CAR NAS
2 52 NYI EDM
2 53 BUF BOS
2 54 MIN
2 55 WAS
2 56 FLA
2 57 TOR
2 58 PIT
2 59 CAR
2 60 ARI COL
2 61 COL NYI
2 62 CHI VGK
2 63 MTL
2 64 MTL TBL
3 65 NYR BUF
3 66 ANA
3 67 SEA
3 68 NJD
3 69 CBJ
3 70 DET
3 71 SJS
3 72 LAK
3 73 DAL VAN
3 74 OTT
3 75 WAS ARI
3 76 MTL CHI
3 77 CGY
3 78 PHI
3 79 DAL
3 80 NYR
3 81 STL
3 82 WIN
3 83 NAS
3 84 CGY EDM
3 85 BOS
3 86 MIN
3 87 MTL WAS
3 88 BUF FLA
3 89 LAK TOR
3 90 EDM PIT
3 91 CAR
3 92 COL
3 93 NYI
3 94 CAR VGK
3 95 BUF MTL
3 96 TBL
4 97 BUF
4 98 ANA
4 99 SEA
4 100 NJD
4 101 CBJ
4 102 DET
4 103 SJS
4 104 NYR LAK
4 105 CHI VAN
4 106 NYR OTT
4 107 ARI
4 108 CHI
4 109 LAK CGY
4 110 PHI
4 111 DAL
4 112 NYR
4 113 MTL STL
4 114 VGK WIN
4 115 NAS
4 116 EDM
4 117 BOS
4 118 MIN
4 119 WAS
4 120 FLA
4 121 SJS TOR
4 122 ARI PIT
4 123 CAR
4 124 NAS COL
4 125 NYI
4 126 MTL VGK
4 127 MTL
4 128 DET TBL
5 129 NJD BUF
5 130 ANA
5 131 SEA
5 132 CBJ NJD
5 133 CBJ
5 134 DET
5 135 SJS
5 136 LAK
5 137 VAN
5 138 DAL OTT
5 139 ARI
5 140 VAN CHI
5 141 CGY
5 142 MTL PHI
5 143 DAL
5 144 NYR
5 145 STL
5 146 WIN
5 147 NAS
5 148 ANA EDM
5 149 BOS
5 150 MIN
5 151 WAS
5 152 FLA
5 153 TOR
5 154 PIT
5 155 VGK CAR
5 156 SJS COL
5 157 NYI
5 158 PHI VGK
5 159 BUF MTL
5 160 TBL
6 161 BUF
6 162 ANA
6 163 SEA
6 164 NJD
6 165 CBJ
6 166 DET
6 167 SJS
6 168 LAK
6 169 VAN
6 170 OTT
6 171 ARI
6 172 CHI
6 173 CGY
6 174 PHI
6 175 DAL
6 176 NYR
6 177 STL
6 178 VAN WIN
6 179 NAS
6 180 EDM
6 181 BOS
6 182 MIN
6 183 WAS
6 184 FLA
6 185 TOR
6 186 EDM PIT
6 187 CAR
6 188 BUF COL
6 189 NYI
6 190 VGK
6 191 MTL
6 192 TBL
7 193 BUF
7 194 PIT ANA
7 195 SEA
7 196 TBL NJD
7 197 CBJ
7 198 STL DET
7 199 SJS
7 200 CAR LAK
7 201 VAN
7 202 OTT
7 203 NJD ARI
7 204 CHI
7 205 CGY
7 206 PHI
7 207 DAL
7 208 NYR
7 209 CAR STL
7 210 FLA WIN
7 211 TBL NAS
7 212 EDM
7 213 BOS
7 214 MIN
7 215 PIT WAS
7 216 CHI FLA
7 217 BOS TOR
7 218 PIT
7 219 CAR
7 220 COL
7 221 NYI
7 222 VGK
7 223 MTL
7 224 TBL
Round Pick Team Origin
1 1 Buffalo
1 2 Seattle
1 3 Anaheim
1 4 New Jersey
1 5 Columbus
1 6 Detroit
1 7 San Jose
1 8 Los Angeles
1 9 Vancouver
1 10 Ottawa
1 11 **Forfeited**
1 12 Chicago
1 13 Calgary
1 14 Philadelphia
1 15 Dallas
1 16 NY Rangers
1 17 St. Louis
1 18 Winnipeg
1 19 Nashville
1 20 Edmonton
1 21 Boston
1 22 Minnesota
1 23 Detroit Washington
1 24 Florida
1 25 Columbus Toronto
1 26 Minnesota Pittsburgh
1 27 Carolina
1 28 Colorado
1 29 New Jersey NY Islanders
1 30 Vegas
1 31 Montreal
1 32 Columbus Tampa Bay
2 33 Buffalo
2 34 Anaheim
2 35 Seattle
2 36 Vegas New Jersey
2 37 Arizona Columbus
2 38 Detroit
2 39 Ottawa San Jose
2 40 Nashville Los Angeles
2 41 Vancouver
2 42 Ottawa
2 43 Arizona
2 44 Chicago
2 45 Calgary
2 46 Philadelphia
2 47 Dallas
2 48 Detroit NY Rangers
2 49 Los Angeles St. Louis
2 50 Winnipeg
2 51 Nashville
2 52 NY Islanders Edmonton
2 53 Buffalo Boston
2 54 Minnesota
2 55 Washington
2 56 Florida
2 57 Toronto
2 58 Pittsburgh
2 59 Carolina
2 60 Arizona Colorado
2 61 Colorado NY Islanders
2 62 Chicago Vegas
2 63 Montreal
2 64 Montreal Tampa Bay
3 65 NY Rangers Buffalo
3 66 Anaheim
3 67 Seattle
3 68 New Jersey
3 69 Columbus
3 70 Detroit
3 71 San Jose
3 72 Los Angeles
3 73 Dallas Vancouver
3 74 Ottawa
3 75 Washington Arizona
3 76 Montreal Chicago
3 77 Calgary
3 78 Philadelphia
3 79 Dallas
3 80 NY Rangers
3 81 St. Louis
3 82 Winnipeg
3 83 Nashville
3 84 Calgary Edmonton
3 85 Boston
3 86 Minnesota
3 87 Montreal Washington
3 88 Buffalo Florida
3 89 Los Angeles Toronto
3 90 Minnesota Pittsburgh
3 91 Carolina
3 92 Colorado
3 93 NY Islanders
3 94 Detroit Vegas
3 95 Buffalo Montreal
3 96 Tampa Bay
4 97 Buffalo
4 98 Anaheim
4 99 Seattle
4 100 New Jersey
4 101 Columbus
4 102 Detroit
4 103 San Jose
4 104 NY Rangers Los Angeles
4 105 Chicago Vancouver
4 106 NY Rangers Ottawa
4 107 Arizona
4 108 Chicago
4 109 Los Angeles Calgary
4 110 Philadelphia
4 111 Dallas
4 112 NY Rangers
4 113 Montreal St. Louis
4 114 Vegas Winnipeg
4 115 Nashville
4 116 Edmonton
4 117 Boston
4 118 Minnesota
4 119 Washington
4 120 Florida
4 121 San Jose Toronto
4 122 Arizona Pittsburgh
4 123 Carolina
4 124 Nashville Colorado
4 125 NY Islanders
4 126 Montreal Vegas
4 127 Montreal
4 128 Tampa Bay
5 129 New Jersey Buffalo
5 130 Anaheim
5 131 Seattle
5 132 Columbus New Jersey
5 133 Columbus
5 134 Detroit
5 135 San Jose
5 136 Los Angeles
5 137 Vancouver
5 138 Ottawa
5 139 Arizona
5 140 Vancouver Chicago
5 141 Calgary
5 142 Montreal Philadelphia
5 143 Dallas
5 144 NY Rangers
5 145 St. Louis
5 146 Winnipeg
5 147 Nashville
5 148 Anaheim Edmonton
5 149 Boston
5 150 Minnesota
5 151 Washington
5 152 Florida
5 153 Toronto
5 154 Pittsburgh
5 155 Vegas Carolina
5 156 San Jose Colorado
5 157 NY Islanders
5 158 Philadelphia Vegas
5 159 Buffalo Montreal
5 160 Tampa Bay
6 161 Buffalo
6 162 Anaheim
6 163 Seattle
6 164 New Jersey
6 165 Columbus
6 166 Detroit
6 167 San Jose
6 168 Los Angeles
6 169 Vancouver
6 170 Ottawa
6 171 Arizona
6 172 Chicago
6 173 Calgary
6 174 Philadelphia
6 175 Dallas
6 176 NY Rangers
6 177 St. Louis
6 178 Vancouver Winnipeg
6 179 Nashville
6 180 Edmonton
6 181 Boston
6 182 Minnesota
6 183 Washington
6 184 Florida
6 185 Toronto
6 186 Edmonton Pittsburgh
6 187 Carolina
6 188 Buffalo Colorado
6 189 NY Islanders
6 190 Vegas
6 191 Montreal
6 192 Tampa Bay
7 193 Buffalo
7 194 Pittsburgh Anaheim
7 195 Seattle
7 196 Tampa Bay New Jersey
7 197 Columbus
7 198 Detroit
7 199 San Jose
7 200 Carolina Los Angeles
7 201 Vancouver
7 202 Ottawa
7 203 New Jersey Arizona
7 204 Chicago
7 205 Calgary
7 206 Philadelphia
7 207 Dallas
7 208 NY Rangers
7 209 Carolina St. Louis
7 210 Winnipeg
7 211 Tampa Bay Nashville
7 212 Edmonton
7 213 Boston
7 214 Minnesota
7 215 Pittsburgh Washington
7 216 Chicago Florida
7 217 Boston Toronto
7 218 Pittsburgh
7 219 Carolina
7 220 Colorado
7 221 NY Islanders
7 222 Vegas
7 223 Montreal
7 224 Tampa Bay
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