NHL Draft Results

View the NHL draft results of the 1st round from the year 1990 till present. Which year was the best NHL draft? Was it in 2003, 2015 or another year?

NHL Draft Results 1990-Present

1st Overall PickNationalityNHL TeamYear
Juraj Slafkovsky (LW)SlovakiaMontreal Canadiens2022
Owen Power (D)CanadaBuffalo Sabres2021
Alexis Lafreniere (LW)CanadaNew York Rangers2020
Jack Hughes (C)United StatesNew Jersey Devils2019
Rasmus Dahlin (D)SwedenBuffalo Sabres2018
Nico Hischier (C)SwitzerlandNew Jersey Devils2017
Auston Matthews (C)United StatesToronto Maple Leafs2016
Connor McDavid (C)CanadaEdmonton Oilers2015
Aaron Ekblad (D)CanadaFlorida Panthers2014
Nathan MacKinnon (C)CanadaColorado Avalanche2013
Nail Yakupov (RW)RussiaEdmonton Oilers2012
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (C)CanadaEdmonton Oilers2011
Taylor Hall (LW)CanadaEdmonton Oilers2010
John Tavares (C)CanadaNew York Islanders2009
Steven Stamkos (C)CanadaTampa Bay Lightning2008
Patrick Kane (RW)United StatesChicago Blackhawks2007
Erik Johnson (D)United StatesSt. Louis Blues2006
Sidney Crosby (C)CanadaPittsburgh Penguins2005
Alexander Ovechkin (LW)RussiaWashinton Capitals2004
Marc-Andre Fleury (G)Canada Pittsburgh Penguins2003
Rick Nash (LW)CanadaColumbus Blue Jackets2002
Ilya Kovalchuk (LW)RussiaAtlanta Thrashers2001
Rick DiPietro (G)United StatesNew York Islanders2000
Patrik Stefan (C)Czech RepublicAtlanta Thrashers1999
Vincent Lecavalier (C)CanadaTampa Bay Lightning1998
Joe Thornton (C)CanadaBoston Bruins1997
Chris Phillips (D)CanadaOttawa Senators1996
Bryan Berard (D)United StatesOttawa Senators1995
Ed Jovanovski (D)CanadaFlorida Panthers1994
Alexandre Daigle (C)CanadaOttawa Senators1993
Roman Hamrlik (D)CzechoslovakiaTampa Bay Lightning1992
Eric Lindros (C)CanadaQuebec Nordiques1991
Owen Nolan (RW)CanadaQuebec Nordiques1990

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