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NHL Draft first round to start, end with Maple Leafs

Toronto won Lottery for No. 1 selection, acquired No. 30 from Pittsburgh in Kessel trade

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

The Toronto Maple Leafs will make the first and last picks of the first round in the 2016 NHL Draft.

The Pittsburgh Penguins' victory against the San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup Final set the order for the first 30 selections, which will be made at First Niagara Center in Buffalo on June 24. Rounds 2-7 will be held June 25.

The Maple Leafs acquired the Penguins' pick on July 1, 2015 in the trade for forward Phil Kessel. Toronto won the NHL Draft Lottery on April 30 and will pick No. 1 for the first time since 1985.

No team has made the first and last picks of the first round of the draft.

The Boston Bruins, who own the Sharks' first-round pick from the Martin Jones trade on June 30, 2015, will pick No. 29. They also have the No. 14 pick.

Three other teams have multiple picks in the first round.

The Winnipeg Jets, who won the second pick in the lottery, also have the Chicago Blackhawks' pick at No. 22, acquired in the trade for forward Andrew Ladd on Feb. 22.

The Arizona Coyotes have the seventh pick and the New York Rangers' selection at No. 20, acquired in the trade for defenseman Keith Yandle on March 1, 2015.

The Carolina Hurricanes have their pick at No. 13 and the Los Angeles Kings' selection at No. 21, which they got in the trade for defenseman Andrej Sekera on Feb. 25, 2015.

The first 14 picks were established by the results of the draft lottery. The next 12 spots were set based on the results of the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 27th and 28th picks went to the losing teams in the conference finals.

The full draft order will be released at a later date.

Here is the draft order for the first round:

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

27. Tampa Bay Lightning

28. St. Louis Blues

29. Boston Bruins (from San Jose Sharks)

30. Toronto Maple Leafs (from Pittsburgh Penguins)

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