NEW YORK -- 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
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
Summary of Transferred Picks (1-26)
Pick 9 (Florida to Nashville): Nashville traded G Tomas Vokoun to Florida for Detroit's 2nd-round pick in the 2007 Entry Draft (pick 58, previously acquired) and Florida's 1st- and 2nd-round picks in 2008 (June 22, 2007).
Pick 12 (Edmonton to Anaheim): Edmonton transferred its 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-round picks in the 2008 Entry Draft to Anaheim for the signing of Restricted Free Agent LW Dustin Penner (July 3, 2007).
Pick 19 (Colorado to Columbus): Columbus traded D Adam Foote to Colorado for Colorado's 1st-round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft and a conditional pick in 2009 (Feb. 26, 2008).
Pick 22 (Anaheim to Edmonton): Edmonton traded D Chris Pronger to Anaheim for RW Joffrey Lupul, D Ladislav Smid, Anaheim’s 1st-round pick in the 2007 Entry Draft, and 1st- and 2nd-round picks in 2008 (July 3, 2006).
Pick 26 (San Jose to Buffalo): Buffalo traded D Brian Campbell and its 7th-round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft to San Jose for RW Steve Bernier and its 1st-round pick in 2008 (Feb. 26, 2008).