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2019 NHL Draft: First round open thread

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Can’t make the safe pick if you don’t have a pick!

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: (l-r) Doug Wilson and Marc Bergevin attend the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

With no first-round pick (as of now), this first round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft might be a bit of a bummer for Sharks fans — especially watching the Anaheim Ducks use the Sharks’ original pick, thanks to a trade with the Buffalo Sabres. Still, we’re here to judge the mistakes of the rest of the league as a top prospect inevitably falls too far down and a projected third rounder gets taken in the top ten.

How to watch

Start time: 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT
Location: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
TV: NBCSN (USA), Sportsnet, TVA Sports (Canada)

Draft Order

  1. New Jersey Devils*
  2. New York Rangers**
  3. Chicago Blackhawks***
  4. Colorado Avalanche (via Ottawa Senators)
  5. Los Angeles Kings
  6. Detroit Red Wings
  7. Buffalo Sabres
  8. Edmonton Oilers
  9. Anaheim Ducks
  10. Vancouver Canucks
  11. Philadelphia Flyers
  12. Minnesota Wild
  13. Florida Panthers
  14. Arizona Coyotes
  15. Montreal Canadiens
  16. Colorado Avalanche
  17. Vegas Golden Knights
  18. Dallas Stars
  19. Ottawa Senators (via Columbus Blue Jackets)
  20. Winnipeg Jets
  21. Pittsburgh Penguins
  22. Los Angeles Kings (via Toronto Maple Leafs)
  23. New York Islanders
  24. Nashville Predators
  25. Washington Capitals
  26. Calgary Flames
  27. Tampa Bay Lightning
  28. Carolina Hurricanes
  29. Anaheim Ducks (via San Jose Sharks by way of Buffalo Sabres)
  30. Boston Bruins
  31. Buffalo Sabres (via St. Louis Blues)

* won first overall draft lottery
** won second overall draft lottery
*** won third overall draft lottery