FIRST-ROUND ORDER OF SELECTION FOR THE 2008 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
NEW YORK (May 6, 2008) – Following is the order of selection for the first 26 picks of the 2008 Entry Draft, June 20-21 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. The four remaining selections in the first round of the draft -- picks 27 through 30 -- will be allocated based on the results of the upcoming Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final.
2008 NHL Entry Draft Order of Selection, Picks 1-26
1. Tampa Bay 2. Los Angeles 3. Atlanta 4. St. Louis 5. NY Islanders 6. Columbus 7. Toronto 8. Phoenix 9. Nashville (from Florida) 10. Vancouver 11. Chicago 12. Anaheim (from Edmonton) 13. Buffalo 14. Carolina 15. Nashville 16. Boston 17. Calgary 18. Ottawa 19. Columbus (from Colorado) 20. NY Rangers 21. New Jersey 22. Edmonton (from Anaheim) 23. Washington 24. Minnesota 25. Montreal 26. Buffalo (from San Jose)
Picks 27 and 28: Clubs eliminated in Conference Finals, in inverse order of points 29. Stanley Cup Final runner-up 30. Stanley Cup champion
First-Round Order of Selection Criteria
Picks 1-14: Results of 2008 NHL Draft Drawing held April 7 Picks 15-22: Clubs eliminated in first two rounds of the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs who did not win their division during the regular season, in inverse order of points Picks 23-26: Clubs eliminated in the first two rounds of the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs who won their division during the regular season, in inverse order of points Picks 27 and 28: Clubs eliminated in the Conference Finals, in inverse order of points Pick 29: Stanley Cup Final runner-up Pick 30: Stanley Cup champion