2022 NHL Draft first-round selection order set

The first 16 selections were determined at the NHL Draft Lottery, which was held May 10. The Montreal Canadiens won the lottery and have the No. 1 pick. The New Jersey Devils won the No. 2 selection.

The 2022 draft will be held at Bell Centre in Montreal. The first round is July 7 (7 p.m. ET; ESPN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS) and rounds 2-7 are July 8 (11 a.m. ET; NHLN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS).

The 12 teams that lost in the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs have picks 17-28. Teams that did not win their division were placed in inverse order of regular-season standings points, followed by the three division winners who lost in inverse order of regular-season points.


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The Edmonton Oilers, who lost in the Western Conference Final, have the No. 29 pick. The Winnipeg Jets have the No. 30 pick, which they acquired from the New York Rangers in a trade for forward Andrew Copp on March 21.

The Tampa Bay Lightning, which lost in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday, will pick No. 31.

The No. 32 selection goes to the Stanley Cup champion, but the Colorado Avalanche traded that pick to the Arizona Coyotes for goalie Darcy Kuemper on July 28.

The Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres each have three first-round picks, and the Canadiens, Jets, Columbus Blue Jackets and Anaheim Ducks each have two.

In addition to Colorado’s pick, Arizona has the No. 3 selection, and No. 27 pick, which it acquired from the Canadiens in a trade for forward Christian Dvorak on Sept. 4. The pick initially belonged to the Carolina Hurricanes but went to the Canadiens as compensation for signing restricted free agent forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi.

The Sabres have the No. 9, No. 16 and No. 28 choices. The No. 16 pick was acquired from the Vegas Golden Knights in a trade for forward Jack Eichel on Nov. 4, and the No. 28 pick came from the Florida Panthers in a trade for forward Sam Reinhart on July 24.

The Canadiens select No. 1 and No. 26, which they acquired from the Calgary Flames in a trade for forward Tyler Toffoli on Feb. 14.

The Jets have the No. 14 pick as well as the Rangers’ pick.

The Blue Jackets have the No. 6 pick, which they got in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Seth Jones on July 23, as well as the No. 12 pick.

The Ducks have the No. 10 and No. 22 selections, the latter acquired from the Boston Bruins in a trade for defenseman Hampus Lindholm on March 19.


1. Montreal Canadiens

2. New Jersey Devils

3. Arizona Coyotes

4. Seattle Kraken

5. Philadelphia Flyers

6. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Chicago Blackhawks)

7. Ottawa Senators

8. Detroit Red Wings

9. Buffalo Sabres

10. Anaheim Ducks

11. San Jose Sharks

12. Columbus Blue Jackets

13. New York Islanders

14. Winnipeg Jets

15. Vancouver Canucks

16. Buffalo Sabres (from Vegas Golden Knights)

17. Nashville Predators

18. Dallas Stars

19. Los Angeles Kings

20. Washington Capitals

21. Pittsburgh Penguins

22. Anaheim Ducks (from Boston Bruins)

23. St. Louis Blues

24. Minnesota Wild

25. Toronto Maple Leafs

26. Montreal Canadiens (from Calgary Flames)

27. Arizona Coyotes (from Carolina Hurricanes via Montreal Canadiens)

28. Buffalo Sabres (from Florida Panthers)

29. Edmonton Oilers

30. Winnipeg Jets (from New York Rangers)

31. Tampa Bay Lightning

32. Arizona Coyotes (from Colorado Avalanche)

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