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NHL DRAFT: Round 1

Get the information you need for Day 1 of the NHL Draft

by Chris Wescott and Marc Ciampa /

The Oilers have selected Kailer Yamamoto 22nd overall at the 2017 NHL Draft today. Get all the information you need right here. Also, be sure to check back and refresh this page for more information, pick-by-pick breakdowns and videos.

Earlier today, the Oilers signed Kris Russell to a four-year contract.

On Thursday, the Oilers were busy trading for Ryan Strome in exchange for Jordan Eberle. 


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  1. NJD - Nico Hischier C, Halifax (QMJHL): The Devils go with the more dynamic offensive option in Hischier over Nolan Patrick.

  2. PHI - Nolan Patrick C, Brandon (WHL): No surprises here with Philly scooping up NHL Central Scouting's top-ranked skater.

  3. DAL - Miro Heiskanen D, HIFK (FIN): The Stars take the blueliner who is touted as the best in the class.

  4. COL - Cale Makar D, Brooks (AJHL): The Avalanche take Alberta native Makar, an offensively-gifted defenceman

  5. VAN - Elias Petterson C, Timra (SWE-2): The Canucks select NHL Central Scouting's second-ranked European skater

  6. VGK - Cody Glass C, Portland (WHL): The Golden Knights make Cody Glass the first draft selection in their franchise history. Glass led the Winterhawks with 94 points.

  7. NYR - Lias Andersson C, HV 71 (SWE):  The Rangers traded with Arizona to get the seventh-overall pick and they use it on the third-ranked European skater.

  8. BUF - Casey Mittelstadt C, Eden Prairie (MN HIGH): The Sabres take the projected best player available in Minnesota's Mr. Hockey.

  9. DET - Michael Rasmussen C, Tri-City (WHL): The Red Wings take the 6-foot-6 centre from the Tri-City Americans.

  10. FLA - Owen Tippett RW, Mississauga (OHL): The Panthers select the natural scorer (44 goals in 2016-17) from Mississauga.

  11. LA - Gabe Vilardi C, Windsor (OHL): The Kings select one of the drivers for the Memorial Cup champion Windsor Spitfires. He had seven points in four games during the tournament.

  12. CAR - Martin Necas C, Brno (CZECH): The Hurricanes select the highly skilled, fast skater from Brno.

  13. VGK - Nick Suzuki C, Owen Sound (OHL): The Golden Knights take the offensively gifted centre from the Owen Sound Attack who had 96 points this season.

  14. TBL - Cal Foote D, Kelowna (WHL): The son of Adam Foote goes to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Led the Rockets defencemen in scoring this season.

  15. VGK - Erik Brannstrom D, HV 71 (SWE): The Golden Knights select the small defenceman from Sweden.

  16. CGY - Juuso Valimaki D, Tri-City (WHL): The Flames select the Finnish defender who had 61 points in 2016-17 for Tri-City.

  17. TOR - Timothy Liljegren D, Rogle (SWE): The Leafs select the Swedish, right-shot blueliner from Rogle.

  18. BOS - Urho Vaakanainen D, JYP (FIN): The Bruins take the blueliner NHL Central Scouting calls a solid, safe pick.

  19. SJ - Josh Norris C, US U-18 (NTDP): San Jose selects the University of Michigan commit.

  20. STL - Robert Thomas C, London (OHL): The Blues go with London Knights pivot Robert Thomas.

  21. NYR - Filip Chytil C, Zlin (Czech): Rangers go off the board and take the Czech centre. 

  22. EDM - Kailer Yamamoto RW, Spokane (WHL): Yamamoto was sixth in the WHL in points and was named to the 2nd all-star team in the WHL. 

  23. ARI - Pierre-Olivier Joseph D, Charlottetown (QMJHL): With what was originally the Rangers selection, Arizona goes with the French Canadian blueliner. 

  24. WPG - Kristian Vesalainen F, Frolunda (Sweden): Winnipeg takes Vesalainen

  25. MTL - Ryan Poehling C, St. Cloud State (NCHC): Montreal goes with the freshman from the Huskies.

  26. DAL - Jake Oettinger G, Boston University (Hockey East): After acquiring the pick in a trade from Chicago (pick swap and a third rounder going to the 'Hawks), Stars take the first goaltender of the day. 

  27. PHI - Morgan Frost C, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL): Flyers reacquire their own pick and take the centre from the Soo. 

  28. OTT - Shane Bowers C, Waterloo (USHL): Sens go with the USHL pivot from Waterloo. 

  29. CHI - Henri Jokiharju D, Portland (WHL): The hometown 'Hawks go with the Finn who played in the Western Hockey League last season.

  30. NSH - Eeli Tolvanen RW, Sioux City (USHL): Preds go with the Finnish USHL winger. 

  31. STL - Klim Kostin C/LW, Dynamo Moscow (Russia): Blues trade up into Pittsburgh's slot to take Kostin. 

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