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The selection order has now been finalized with the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson /

With the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the 2021 NHL Draft order has been finalized:

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 (via the Washington Capitals)

23. Florida Panthers

24. Columbus Blue Jackets (via the Toronto Maple Leafs)

25. Minnesota Wild (via the Pittsburgh Penguins)

26. Carolina Hurricanes

27. Colorado Avalanche

28. New Jersey Devils (via the New York Islanders)

29. Vegas Golden Knights

30. Montreal Canadiens

31. Columbus Blue Jackets (via the Tampa Bay Lightning)



This year's draft will be held virtually, with the first round on Friday, July 23 at 6:00 PM MT and the following rounds taking place on Saturday, July 24 at 9:00 AM MT. Sportsnet will carry the broadcast both days.

In addition to the 12th overall selection, the Flames hold 6 other picks in this year's draft:

Round Two: 45th overall

Round Three: 77th overall

Round Three (via Edmonton): 84th overall**

Round Five: 141st overall

Round Six: 173rd overall

Round Seven: 205th overall

* The Flames technically hold the 13th overall position in the opening round but will select 12th due to Arizona forfeiting their first round pick for violating NHL Combine testing policy during the 2019-20 season

** The Flames acquired the Oilers' third round pick in the trade that involved the acquisition of Milan Lucic in exchange for James Neal

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