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