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First 26 picks at NHL Draft set

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- With the NHL conference finals underway, the first 26 picks at the 2016 NHL Draft have been set.

The teams that lose in the conference finals will have the 27th and 28th picks while the losing team in the Stanley Cup Final will pick No. 29. The Stanley Cup winner will have the 30th pick.

Five teams have multiple first round picks:

The Winnipeg Jets have the Chicago Blackhawks' pick at No. 22, acquired in the trade for forward Andrew Ladd.

The Arizona Coyotes have the New York Rangers' selection at No. 20, acquired in the trade for defenceman Keith Yandle.

The Carolina Hurricanes have the Los Angeles Kings' selection at No. 21, which they received in the trade for defenceman Andrej Sekera.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have the to-be-determined Pittsburgh Penguins' pick from the Phil Kessel trade.

The Boston Bruins have the to-be-determined San Jose Sharks' first round pick, acquired in the trade for goaltender Martin Jones.

The Calgary Flames will select sixth overall, which was determined at the NHL Draft Lottery on Apr. 30. Calgary holds 10 picks at the draft, including four in the first two rounds.


1. Toronto Maple Leafs

2. Winnipeg Jets

3. Columbus Blue Jackets

4. Edmonton Oilers

5. Vancouver Canucks

6. Calgary Flames

7. Arizona Coyotes

8. Buffalo Sabres

9. Montreal Canadiens

10. Colorado Avalanche

11. New Jersey Devils

12. Ottawa Senators

13. Carolina Hurricanes

14. Boston Bruins

15. Minnesota Wild

16. Detroit Red Wings

17. Nashville Predators

18. Philadelphia Flyers

19. New York Islanders

20. Arizona Coyotes (from New York Rangers)

21. Carolina Hurricanes (from Los Angeles Kings)

22. Winnipeg Jets (from Chicago Blackhawks)

23. Florida Panthers

24. Anaheim Ducks

25. Dallas Stars

26. Washington Capitals

The NHL Draft will be held June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY.

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