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NHL Number 1 Draft Picks

Thursday, 06.23.2011 / 4:01 PM / News

Associated Press

First overall selections at the National Hockey League's entry draft (with year, player, team, position and previous club with league or country in parentheses):

2011 - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton, C, Red Deer (WHL)

2010 - Taylor Hall, Edmonton, LW, Windsor (OHL)

2009 - John Tavares, N.Y. Islanders, C, London (OHL)

2008 - Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay, C, Sarnia (OHL)

2007 - Patrick Kane, Chicago, RW, London (OHL)

2006 - Erik Johnson, St. Louis, D, National U-18 (U.S.)

2005 - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh, F, Rimouski (QMJHL)

2004 - Alexander Ovechkin, Washington, LW, Dynamo (Russia)

2003 - Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh, G, Cape Breton (QMJHL)

2002 - Rick Nash, Columbus, LW, London (OHL)

2001 - Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta, C, Spartak (Russia)

2000 - Rick DiPietro, N.Y. Islanders, G, Boston U. (NCAA)

1999 - Patrik Stefan, Atlanta, C, Long Beach (IHL)

1998 - Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay, C, Rimouski (QMJHL)

1997 - Joe Thornton, Boston, C, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

1996 - Chris Phillips, Ottawa, D, Prince Albert (WHL)

1995 - Bryan Berard, Ottawa, D, Detroit (OHL)

1994 - Ed Jovanovski, Florida, D, Windsor (OHL)

1993 - Alexandre Daigle, Ottawa, C, Victoriaville (QMJHL)

1992 - Roman Hamrlik, Tampa Bay, D, ZPS Zin (Czech Republic)

1991 - Eric Lindros, Quebec, C, Oshawa (OHL)

1990 - Owen Nolan, Quebec, RW, Cornwall (OHL)

1989 - Mats Sundin, Quebec, RW, Nacka (Sweden)

1988 - Mike Modano, Minnesota, C, Prince Albert (WHL)

1987 - Pierre Turgeon, Buffalo, C, Granby (QMJHL)

1986 - Joe Murphy, Detroit, C, Michigan St. (NCAA)

1985 - Wendel Clark, Toronto, LW/D, Saskatoon (WHL)

1984 - Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh, C, Laval (QMJHL)

1983 - Brian Lawton, Minnesota, C, Mount St. Charles (U.S. high school)

1982 - Gord Kluzak, Boston, D, Billings (WHL)

1981 - Dale Hawerchuk, Winnipeg, C, Cornwall (QMJHL)

1980 - Doug Wickenheiser, Montreal, C, Regina (WHL)

1979 - Rob Ramage, Colorado, D, London (OHL)

1978 - Bobby Smith, Minnesota, C, Ottawa (OHL)

1977 - Dale McCourt, Detroit, C, St. Catharines (OHL)

1976 - Rick Green, Washington, D, London (OHL)

1975 - Mel Bridgman, Philadelphia, C, Victoria (WHL)

1974 - Greg Joly, Washington, D, Regina (WHL)

1973 - Denis Potvin, N.Y. Islanders, D, Ottawa (OHL)

1972 - Bill Harris, N.Y. Islanders, RW, Toronto (OHL)

1971 - Guy Lafleur, Montreal, RW, Quebec (QMJHL)

1970 - Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, C, Montreal (OHL)

1969 - Rejean Houle, Montreal, LW, Montreal (OHL)

1968 - Michel Plasse, Montreal, G, Drummondville (QMJHL)

1967 - Rick Pagnutti, Los Angeles, D, Garson (Northern Ont.)

1966 - Barry Gibbs, Boston, D, Estevan (SJHL)

1965 - Andre Veilleux, N.Y. Rangers, RW, Montreal Ranger (Jr.B)

1964 - Claude Gauthier, Detroit, NA, Rosemont (Que.)

1963 - Garry Monahan, Montreal, LW, St. Michael's Juveniles

Quote of the Day

There was a lot of talk off the ice. From a player's standpoint, that's not the talk in the room. GMs make decisions, coaches make decisions, but as a team you have to come together and be ready to go, and we are.

— San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on his team's approach entering training camp