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With the Stanley Cup handed out on Wednesday night, the first round draft order is complete

by Amanda Stein amandacstein /

After the Tampa Bay Lightning lifted the Stanley Cup on Wednesday, the NHL 2021 Draft order was finally complete. 

The Devils will have two selections, picking 4th and 28th (via New York Islanders), and are among the three teams (Minnesota Wild and Detroit Red Wings) who have two picks in the first round.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have the most first-round picks with three (5th, 21st, and 31st). 

The Montreal Canadiens, who lost in the Stanley Cup Final, will select 30th overall, while the Lightning does not have a pick in the first round. 

Here is the full First Round selection order: 

1. Buffalo Sabres

2. Seattle Kraken

3. Anaheim Ducks

4. New Jersey Devils

5. Columbus Blue Jackets

6. Detroit Red Wings

7. San Jose Sharks

8. Los Angeles Kings

9. Vancouver Canucks

10. Ottawa Senators

11. Chicago Blackhawks

12. Calgary Flames

13. Philadelphia Flyers

14. Dallas Stars

15. New York Rangers

16. St. Louis Blues

17. Winnipeg Jets

18. Nashville Predators

19. Edmonton Oilers

20. Boston Bruins

21. Minnesota Wild

22. Detroit Red Wings (from Washington Capitals)

23. Florida Panthers

24. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Toronto Maple Leafs)

25. Minnesota Wild (from Pittsburgh Penguins)

26. Carolina Hurricanes

27. Colorado Avalanche

28. New Jersey Devils (from New York Islanders)

29. Vegas Golden Knights

30. Montreal Canadiens

31. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Tampa Bay Lightning)

(Arizona Coyotes forfeit pick for violating NHL Combine Testing policy)

The first round of the draft will be held on the evening of July 23rd, with rounds 2 through 7 held on July 24th. 


The complete list of all eight New Jersey Devils draft picks:

4th (1st round)

28th (1st round, via New York Islanders)

60th (2nd round)

67th (3rd round)

99th (4th round)

128th (5th round, via Buffalo)

163rd (6th round)

202nd overall (7th round, via Arizona)


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