NEW YORK (June 10, 2010) -- As 2009-10 Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks are assigned the 30th selection in each round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Friday, June 25 (round 1) and Saturday, June 26 (rounds 2-7) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The Stanley Cup Final runner-up Philadelphia Flyers are assigned the 29th selection in each round.
The host Los Angeles Kings will pick, 19th, the latest first round pick for the Kings since LA had the 20th overall selection in 2000 (Alexander Frolov).
Following is the current order of selection for the first round:
Round 1 1. Edmonton Oilers 2. Boston Bruins (from Toronto) 3. Florida Panthers 4. Columbus Blue Jackets 5. New York Islanders 6. Tampa Bay Lightning 7. Carolina Hurricanes 8. Atlanta Thrashers 9. Minnesota Wild 10. New York Rangers 11. Dallas Stars 12. Anaheim Ducks 13. Phoenix Coyotes (from Calgary) 14. St. Louis Blues 15. Boston Bruins 16. Ottawa Senators 17. Colorado Avalanche 18. Nashville Predators 19. Los Angeles Kings 20. Pittsburgh Penguins 21. Detroit Red Wings 22. Phoenix Coyotes 23. Buffalo Sabres 24. Atlanta Thrashers (from New Jersey) 25. Vancouver Canucks 26. Washington Capitals 27. Montreal Canadiens 28. San Jose Sharks 29. Anaheim Ducks (from Philadelphia) 30. Chicago Blackhawks