2018 NHL draft – First-round picks in order 1-31

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Find details on every 2018 first-round draft pick here. Click here for Chris Peters’ scouting reports on every prospect picked, and here for his draft board.

1. Buffalo Sabres: Rasmus Dahlin, D, Frolunda (Sweden)

Draft board ranking: 1

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 181 | Nat: SWE
41 GP | 7 G | 13 A

Scouting report

2. Carolina Hurricanes: Andrei Svechnikov, RW, Barrie (OHL)

Draft board ranking: 2

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 188 | Nat: RUS
44 GP | 40 G | 32 A

Scouting report

3. Montreal Canadiens: Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C, Assat (Finland)

Draft board ranking: 8

Age: 17 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 188 | Nat: FIN
57 GP | 10 G | 19 A

Scouting report

4. Ottawa Senators: Brady Tkachuk, LW, Boston University (Hockey East)

Draft board ranking: 4

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 196 | Nat: USA
40 GP | 8 G | 23 A

Scouting report

5. Arizona Coyotes: Barrett Hayton, C, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

Draft board ranking: 14

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 190 | Nat: CAN
63 GP | 21 G | 39 A

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6. Detroit Red Wings: Filip Zadina, RW, Halifax (QMJHL)

Draft board ranking: 3

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 195 | Nat: CZE
57 GP | 44 G | 38 A

Scouting report

7. Vancouver Canucks: Quinn Hughes, D, Michigan (Big Ten)

Draft board ranking: 5

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 170 | Nat: USA
37 GP | 5 G | 24 A

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8. Chicago Blackhawks: Adam Boqvist, D, Brynas Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

Draft board ranking: 7

Age: 17 | Shoots: R | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 168 | Nat: SWE
25 GP | 14 G | 10 A

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9. New York Rangers: Vitali Kravtsov, RW, Chelyabinsk (Russia)

Draft board ranking: 23

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 170 | Nat: RUS
35 GP | 4 G | 3 A

Scouting report

10. Edmonton Oilers: Evan Bouchard, D, London (OHL)

Draft board ranking: 9

Age: 18 | Shoots: R | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 193 | Nat: CAN
67 GP | 25 G | 62 A

Scouting report

11. New York Islanders: Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, USA U18 (NTDP)

Draft board ranking: 6

Age: 18 | Shoots: R | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 205 | Nat: USA
62 GP | 48 G | 46 A

Scouting report

12. New York Islanders: Noah Dobson, D, Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)

Draft board ranking: 10

Age: 18 | Shoots: R | Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 180 | Nat: CAN
67 GP | 17 G | 52 A

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13. Dallas Stars: Ty Dellandrea, C, Flint (OHL)

Draft board ranking: 26

Age: 17 | Shoots: R | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 185 | Nat: CAN
67 GP | 27 G | 32 A

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14. Philadelphia Flyers: Joel Farabee, LW, USA U18 (NTDP)

Draft board ranking: 13

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 164 | Nat: USA
62 GP | 33 G | 43 A

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15. Florida Panthers: Grigori Denisenko, LW, Yaroslavl 2 (Russia-Jr.)

Draft board ranking: 12

Age: 17 | Shoots: R | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 176 | Nat: RUS
31 GP | 9 G | 13 A

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16. Colorado Avalanche: Martin Kaut, RW, Pardubice (Czech)

Draft board ranking: 25

Age: 18 | Shoots: R | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 176 | Nat: CZE
38 GP | 9 G | 7 A

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17. New Jersey Devils: Ty Smith, D, Spokane (WHL)

Draft board ranking: 16

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 175 | Nat: CAN
69 GP | 14 G | 59 A

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18. Columbus Blue Jackets: Liam Foudy, C, London (OHL)

Draft board ranking: 32

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 175 | Nat: CAN
65 GP | 24 G | 16 A

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19. Philadelphia Flyers: Jay O’Brien, C, Thayer Academy (HS)

Draft board ranking: 74

Age: 18 | Shoots: R | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 185 | Nat: USA
30 GP | 43 G | 37 A

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20. Los Angeles Kings: Rasmus Kupari, C, Karpat (Finland)

Draft board ranking: 15

Age: 18 | Shoots: R | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 183 | Nat: FIN
39 GP | 6 G | 8 A

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21. San Jose Sharks: Ryan Merkley, D, Guelph (OHL)

Draft board ranking: 41

Age: 17 | Shoots: R | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 170 | Nat: CAN
63 GP | 13 G | 54 A

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22. New York Rangers: K’Andre Miller, D, USA U18 (NTDP)

Draft board ranking: 17

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 206 | Nat: USA
58 GP | 9 G | 20 A

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23. Anaheim Ducks: Isac Lundestrom, C, Lulea (Sweden)

Draft board ranking: 18

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 185 | Nat: SWE
42 GP | 6 G | 9 A

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24. Minnesota Wild: Filip Johansson, D, Leksand Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

Draft board ranking: Intriguing late-rounder

Age: 18 | Shoot: R | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 174 | Nat: SWE
29 GP | 4 G | 5 A

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25. St. Louis Blues: Dominik Bokk, RW, Vaxjo Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

Draft board ranking: 28

Age: 18 | Shoots: R | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 180 | Nat: GER
35 GP | 14 G | 27 A

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26. Ottawa Senators: Jacob Bernard-Docker, D, Okotoks (AJHL)

Draft board ranking: 44

Age: 17 | Shoots: R | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 181 | Nat: CAN
49 GP | 20 G | 21 A

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27. Chicago Blackhawks: Nicolas Beaudin, D, Drummondville (QMJHL)

Draft board ranking: 67

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 175 | Nat: CAN
68 GP | 12 G | 57 A

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28. New York Rangers: Nils Lundkvist, D, Lulea (Sweden)

Draft board ranking: 29

Age: 17 | Shoots: R | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 180 | Nat: SWE
28 GP | 2 G | 3 A

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29. Toronto Maple Leafs: Rasmus Sandin, D, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

Draft board ranking: 20

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 184 | Nat: SWE
51 GP | 12 G | 33 A

Scouting report

30. Detroit Red Wings: Joseph Veleno, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)

Draft board ranking: 11

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 193 | Nat: CAN
64 GP | 22 G | 57 A

Scouting report

31. Washington Capitals: Alexander Alexeyev, D, Red Deer (WHL)

Draft board ranking: 39

Age: 18 | Shoots: L | Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 200 | Nat: RUS
45 GP | 7 G | 30 A

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