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2025 NHL Draft Pick Assets

2025 NHL Draft Pick Assets Round 1
Round Pick Overall Team From Trade Details
1 1 1 Chicago Blackhawks logo
1 2 2 Anaheim Ducks logo
1 3 3 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
1 4 4 San Jose Sharks logo
1 5 5 Montreal Canadiens logo
1 6 6 Arizona Coyotes logo
1 7 7 Philadelphia Flyers logo
1 8 8 Washington Capitals logo
1 9 9 Detroit Red Wings logo
1 10 10 St. Louis Blues logo
1 11 11 Vancouver Canucks logo
1 12 12 Ottawa Senators logo
1 13 13 Buffalo Sabres logo
1 14 14 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
1 15 15 Nashville Predators logo
1 16 16 Montreal Canadiens logo Calgary Flames logo
August 18, 2022
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Montreal Canadiens acquired Sean Monahan and a conditional 2025 1st round pick from the Calgary Flames for Future Considerations
August 18, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Montreal Canadiens acquired Sean Monahan and a conditional 2025 1st round pick from the Calgary Flames for Future Considerations
1 17 17 New York Islanders logo
1 18 18 Winnipeg Jets logo
1 19 19 Nashville Predators logo Tampa Bay Lightning logo
February 26, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Tanner Jeannot from the Nashville Predators for Cal Foote, a 2025 1st round pick, 2024 2nd round pick, 2023 3rd round pick, 2023 4th round pick, and 2023 5th round pick.
February 26, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Tanner Jeannot from the Nashville Predators for Cal Foote, a 2025 1st round pick, 2024 2nd round pick, 2023 3rd round pick, 2023 4th round pick, and 2023 5th round pick.
1 20 20 Seattle Kraken logo
1 21 21 Minnesota Wild logo
1 22 22 Los Angeles Kings logo
1 23 23 New York Rangers logo
1 24 24 Edmonton Oilers logo
1 25 25 Chicago Blackhawks logo Toronto Maple Leafs logo
February 27, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jake McCabe, Sam Lafferty, 2024 Conditional 5th Round Pick and 2025 Conditional 5th Round Pick from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2025 conditional 1st Round Pick, 2026 2nd Round pick, Joey Anderson and Pavel Gogolev
February 27, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jake McCabe, Sam Lafferty, 2024 Conditional 5th Round Pick and 2025 Conditional 5th Round Pick from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2025 conditional 1st Round Pick, 2026 2nd Round pick, Joey Anderson and Pavel Gogolev
1 26 26 New Jersey Devils logo
1 27 27 Colorado Avalanche logo
1 28 28 Boston Bruins logo
1 29 29 Dallas Stars logo
1 30 30 Carolina Hurricanes logo
1 31 31 Calgary Flames logo Florida Panthers logo
July 22, 2022
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Florida Panthers acquired Matthew Tkachuk and a conditional 2025 fourth round pick from the Calgary Flames for Jonathan Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar, Cole Schwindt and conditional 2025 first round pick
July 22, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Florida Panthers acquired Matthew Tkachuk and a conditional 2025 fourth round pick from the Calgary Flames for Jonathan Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar, Cole Schwindt and conditional 2025 first round pick
1 32 32 Vegas Golden Knights logo
2025 NHL Draft Pick Assets Round 2
Round Pick Overall Team From Trade Details
2 1 33 Philadelphia Flyers logo Anaheim Ducks logo
January 08, 2024
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Anaheim Ducks acquired Cutter Gauthier from the Philadelphia Flyers for Jamie Drysdale and 2025 second round pick
January 08, 2024 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Anaheim Ducks acquired Cutter Gauthier from the Philadelphia Flyers for Jamie Drysdale and 2025 second round pick
2 2 34 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
2 3 35 Chicago Blackhawks logo
2 4 36 San Jose Sharks logo
2 5 37 Montreal Canadiens logo
2 6 38 Arizona Coyotes logo
2 7 39 Philadelphia Flyers logo
2 8 40 Washington Capitals logo
2 9 41 Detroit Red Wings logo
2 10 42 St. Louis Blues logo
2 11 43 Vancouver Canucks logo
2 12 44 Ottawa Senators logo
2 13 45 Buffalo Sabres logo
2 14 46 Montreal Canadiens logo Pittsburgh Penguins logo
August 06, 2023
August 06, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Mike Hoffman and Rem Pitlick from the Montreal Canadiens for Jeff Petry, Casey DeSmith, Nathan Legare, and 2025 2nd Round Pick
2 15 47 Nashville Predators logo
2 16 48 Calgary Flames logo
2 17 49 New York Islanders logo
2 18 50 Winnipeg Jets logo
2 19 51 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
2 20 52 Seattle Kraken logo
2 21 53 Minnesota Wild logo
2 22 54 Los Angeles Kings logo
2 23 55 Arizona Coyotes logo New York Rangers logo
July 13, 2022
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Arizona Coyotes acquired Patrik Nemeth, 2025 second round pick and conditional 2026 second round pick from New York Rangers for Ty Emberson
July 13, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Arizona Coyotes acquired Patrik Nemeth, 2025 second round pick and conditional 2026 second round pick from New York Rangers for Ty Emberson
2 24 56 Arizona Coyotes logo Edmonton Oilers logo
July 07, 2022
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Arizona Coyotes acquired Zack Kassian, 2022 1st Round Pick (#29), 2024 3rd Round Pick and 2025 2nd Round Pick from the Edmonton Oilers for 2022 1st Round Pick (#32)
July 07, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Arizona Coyotes acquired Zack Kassian, 2022 1st Round Pick (#29), 2024 3rd Round Pick and 2025 2nd Round Pick from the Edmonton Oilers for 2022 1st Round Pick (#32)
2 25 57 Arizona Coyotes logo Toronto Maple Leafs logo
February 19, 2022
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Ryan Dzingel and Ilya Lyubushkin from the Arizona Coyotes for Nick Ritchie and conditional pick (2023 third round pick OR 2025 second round pick)
February 19, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Ryan Dzingel and Ilya Lyubushkin from the Arizona Coyotes for Nick Ritchie and conditional pick (2023 third round pick OR 2025 second round pick)
2 26 58 New Jersey Devils logo
2 27 59 Washington Capitals logo Colorado Avalanche logo
March 01, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Colorado Avalanche acquired Lars Eller from the Washington Capitals for a 2025 2nd Round Pick
March 01, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Colorado Avalanche acquired Lars Eller from the Washington Capitals for a 2025 2nd Round Pick
2 28 60 Washington Capitals logo Boston Bruins logo
February 23, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Boston Bruins acquired Garnet Hathaway from the Washington Capitals for Craig Smith, 2023 1st Round Pick, 2025 2nd Round Pick, and 2024 3rd Round Pick
February 23, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Boston Bruins acquired Garnet Hathaway from the Washington Capitals for Craig Smith, 2023 1st Round Pick, 2025 2nd Round Pick, and 2024 3rd Round Pick
2 29 61 Chicago Blackhawks logo Dallas Stars logo
March 02, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Dallas Stars acquired Max Domi and Dylan Wells from the Chicago Blackhawks for Anton Khudobin and 2025 2nd Round Pick
March 02, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Dallas Stars acquired Max Domi and Dylan Wells from the Chicago Blackhawks for Anton Khudobin and 2025 2nd Round Pick
2 30 62 Carolina Hurricanes logo
2 31 63 Florida Panthers logo
2 32 64 Vegas Golden Knights logo
2025 NHL Draft Pick Assets Round 3
Round Pick Overall Team From Trade Details
3 1 65 Anaheim Ducks logo
3 2 66 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
3 3 67 Chicago Blackhawks logo
3 4 68 San Jose Sharks logo
3 5 69 Montreal Canadiens logo
3 6 70 Arizona Coyotes logo
3 7 71 Philadelphia Flyers logo
3 8 72 Washington Capitals logo
3 9 73 Detroit Red Wings logo
3 10 74 St. Louis Blues logo
3 11 75 Montreal Canadiens logo Vancouver Canucks logo
September 19, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Montreal Canadiens acquired Tanner Pearson and a 2025 3rd round pick from the Vancouver Canucks for Casey DeSmith
September 19, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Montreal Canadiens acquired Tanner Pearson and a 2025 3rd round pick from the Vancouver Canucks for Casey DeSmith
3 12 76 Ottawa Senators logo
3 13 77 Buffalo Sabres logo
3 14 78 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
3 15 79 Nashville Predators logo
3 16 80 Calgary Flames logo
3 17 81 New York Islanders logo
3 18 82 Winnipeg Jets logo
3 19 83 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
3 20 84 Seattle Kraken logo
3 21 85 Minnesota Wild logo
3 22 86 Los Angeles Kings logo
3 23 87 Arizona Coyotes logo New York Rangers logo
February 28, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The New York Rangers Acquired Patrick Kane from the Arizona Coyotes for a 2025 conditional 3rd Round Pick
February 28, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The New York Rangers Acquired Patrick Kane from the Arizona Coyotes for a 2025 conditional 3rd Round Pick
3 24 88 Edmonton Oilers logo
3 25 89 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
3 26 90 New Jersey Devils logo
3 27 91 Colorado Avalanche logo
3 28 92 Boston Bruins logo
3 29 93 Dallas Stars logo
3 30 94 Carolina Hurricanes logo
3 31 95 Florida Panthers logo
3 32 96 Vegas Golden Knights logo
2025 NHL Draft Pick Assets Round 4
Round Pick Overall Team From Trade Details
4 1 97 Anaheim Ducks logo
4 2 98 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
4 3 99 Chicago Blackhawks logo
4 4 100 San Jose Sharks logo
4 5 101 Montreal Canadiens logo
4 6 102 Arizona Coyotes logo
4 7 103 Philadelphia Flyers logo
4 8 104 Washington Capitals logo
4 9 105 Detroit Red Wings logo
4 10 106 St. Louis Blues logo
4 11 107 Vancouver Canucks logo
4 12 108 Ottawa Senators logo
4 13 109 Buffalo Sabres logo
4 14 110 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
4 15 111 Nashville Predators logo
4 16 112 Florida Panthers logo Calgary Flames logo
July 22, 2022
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Florida Panthers acquired Matthew Tkachuk and a conditional 2025 fourth round pick from the Calgary Flames for Jonathan Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar, Cole Schwindt and conditional 2025 first round pick
July 22, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Florida Panthers acquired Matthew Tkachuk and a conditional 2025 fourth round pick from the Calgary Flames for Jonathan Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar, Cole Schwindt and conditional 2025 first round pick
4 17 113 New York Islanders logo
4 18 114 San Jose Sharks logo Winnipeg Jets logo
March 03, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Winnipeg Jets acquired Vladislav Namestnikov from the San Jose Sharks for a 2025 4th round pick
March 03, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Winnipeg Jets acquired Vladislav Namestnikov from the San Jose Sharks for a 2025 4th round pick
4 19 115 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
4 20 116 Seattle Kraken logo
4 21 117 Buffalo Sabres logo Minnesota Wild logo
August 18, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Anaheim Ducks acquired Ilya Lyubushkin from the Buffalo Sabres for 2025 4th Round Pick
March 03, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Minnesota Wild acquired John Klingberg from the Anaheim Ducks for Andrej Sustr, Nikita Nesterenko, and a 2025 4th round pick
August 18, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Anaheim Ducks acquired Ilya Lyubushkin from the Buffalo Sabres for 2025 4th Round Pick March 03, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Minnesota Wild acquired John Klingberg from the Anaheim Ducks for Andrej Sustr, Nikita Nesterenko, and a 2025 4th round pick
4 22 118 Los Angeles Kings logo
4 23 119 Chicago Blackhawks logo New York Rangers logo
February 28, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired 2023 conditional 2nd Round Pick, 2025 4th Round Pick and Andy Welinski from the New York Rangers for Cooper Zech
February 28, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired 2023 conditional 2nd Round Pick, 2025 4th Round Pick and Andy Welinski from the New York Rangers for Cooper Zech
4 24 120 Edmonton Oilers logo
4 25 121 Minnesota Wild logo Toronto Maple Leafs logo
February 17, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Ryan O'Reilly and Josh Pillar from the Minnesota Wild for 2025 4th Round Pick
February 17, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Ryan O'Reilly and Josh Pillar from the Minnesota Wild for 2025 4th Round Pick
4 26 122 New Jersey Devils logo
4 27 123 Colorado Avalanche logo
4 28 124 Montreal Canadiens logo Boston Bruins logo
August 15, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Detroit Red Wings acquired Jeff Petry from the Montreal Canadiens for Gustav Lindstrom and 2025 Conditional 4th Round Pick
March 02, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Boston Bruins acquired Tyler Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings for a 2024 1st round pick and a 2025 4th round pick
August 15, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Detroit Red Wings acquired Jeff Petry from the Montreal Canadiens for Gustav Lindstrom and 2025 Conditional 4th Round Pick March 02, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Boston Bruins acquired Tyler Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings for a 2024 1st round pick and a 2025 4th round pick
4 29 125 New York Rangers logo Dallas Stars logo
September 19, 2022
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Dallas Stars acquired Nils Lundkvist from the New York Rangers for a 2023 conditional first round pick and 2025 conditional fourth round pick
September 19, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Dallas Stars acquired Nils Lundkvist from the New York Rangers for a 2023 conditional first round pick and 2025 conditional fourth round pick
4 30 126 Carolina Hurricanes logo
4 31 127 Florida Panthers logo
4 32 128 Vegas Golden Knights logo
2025 NHL Draft Pick Assets Round 5
Round Pick Overall Team From Trade Details
5 1 129 Anaheim Ducks logo
5 2 130 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
5 3 131 Toronto Maple Leafs logo Chicago Blackhawks logo
February 27, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jake McCabe, Sam Lafferty, 2024 Conditional 5th Round Pick and 2025 Conditional 5th Round Pick from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2025 conditional 1st Round Pick, 2026 2nd Round pick, Joey Anderson and Pavel Gogolev
February 27, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jake McCabe, Sam Lafferty, 2024 Conditional 5th Round Pick and 2025 Conditional 5th Round Pick from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2025 conditional 1st Round Pick, 2026 2nd Round pick, Joey Anderson and Pavel Gogolev
5 4 132 Florida Panthers logo San Jose Sharks logo
July 01, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The San Jose Sharks acquired Anthony Duclair from the Florida Panthers for Steven Lorentz and a 2025 5th round pick
July 01, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The San Jose Sharks acquired Anthony Duclair from the Florida Panthers for Steven Lorentz and a 2025 5th round pick
5 5 133 Montreal Canadiens logo
5 6 134 Arizona Coyotes logo
5 7 135 Philadelphia Flyers logo
5 8 136 Washington Capitals logo
5 9 137 Detroit Red Wings logo
5 10 138 St. Louis Blues logo
5 11 139 Vancouver Canucks logo
5 12 140 Ottawa Senators logo
5 13 141 Buffalo Sabres logo
5 14 142 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
5 15 143 Nashville Predators logo
5 16 144 Calgary Flames logo
5 17 145 New York Islanders logo
5 18 146 Winnipeg Jets logo
5 19 147 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
5 20 148 Seattle Kraken logo
5 21 149 New York Rangers logo Minnesota Wild logo
November 23, 2022
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Minnesota Wild acquired Ryan Reaves from the New York Rangers for 2025 fifth round pick
November 23, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Minnesota Wild acquired Ryan Reaves from the New York Rangers for 2025 fifth round pick
5 22 150 Los Angeles Kings logo
5 23 151 New York Rangers logo
5 24 152 Edmonton Oilers logo
5 25 153 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
5 26 154 Dallas Stars logo New Jersey Devils logo
July 01, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The New Jersey Devils acquired Colin Miller from the Dallas Stars for a 2025 5th round pick
July 01, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The New Jersey Devils acquired Colin Miller from the Dallas Stars for a 2025 5th round pick
5 27 155 Colorado Avalanche logo
5 28 156 Boston Bruins logo
5 29 157 Dallas Stars logo
5 30 158 Philadelphia Flyers logo Carolina Hurricanes logo
August 09, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Carolina Hurricanes acquired David Kase from the Philadelphia Flyers for Massimo Rizzo and a 2025 fifth round pick
August 09, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Carolina Hurricanes acquired David Kase from the Philadelphia Flyers for Massimo Rizzo and a 2025 fifth round pick
5 31 159 Florida Panthers logo
5 32 160 Vegas Golden Knights logo
2025 NHL Draft Pick Assets Round 6
Round Pick Overall Team From Trade Details
6 1 161 Anaheim Ducks logo
6 2 162 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
6 3 163 Chicago Blackhawks logo
6 4 164 San Jose Sharks logo
6 5 165 Montreal Canadiens logo
6 6 166 Arizona Coyotes logo
6 7 167 Philadelphia Flyers logo
6 8 168 Washington Capitals logo
6 9 169 Detroit Red Wings logo
6 10 170 St. Louis Blues logo
6 11 171 Vancouver Canucks logo
6 12 172 Ottawa Senators logo
6 13 173 Buffalo Sabres logo
6 14 174 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
6 15 175 Nashville Predators logo
6 16 176 Calgary Flames logo
6 17 177 New York Islanders logo
6 18 178 Winnipeg Jets logo
6 19 179 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
6 20 180 Seattle Kraken logo
6 21 181 Minnesota Wild logo
6 22 182 Los Angeles Kings logo
6 23 183 New York Rangers logo
6 24 184 Edmonton Oilers logo
6 25 185 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
6 26 186 New Jersey Devils logo
6 27 187 Colorado Avalanche logo
6 28 188 Boston Bruins logo
6 29 189 Dallas Stars logo
6 30 190 Carolina Hurricanes logo
6 31 191 Florida Panthers logo
6 32 192 Vegas Golden Knights logo
2025 NHL Draft Pick Assets Round 7
Round Pick Overall Team From Trade Details
7 1 193 Anaheim Ducks logo
7 2 194 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
7 3 195 Chicago Blackhawks logo
7 4 196 San Jose Sharks logo
7 5 197 Montreal Canadiens logo
7 6 198 Arizona Coyotes logo
7 7 199 Philadelphia Flyers logo
7 8 200 San Jose Sharks logo Washington Capitals logo
June 29, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Washington Capitals acquired a 2023 7th round pick (#206) from the San Jose Sharks for a 2025 7th round pick
June 29, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Washington Capitals acquired a 2023 7th round pick (#206) from the San Jose Sharks for a 2025 7th round pick
7 9 201 Detroit Red Wings logo
7 10 202 Detroit Red Wings logo St. Louis Blues logo
March 03, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The St. Louis Blues acquired Jakub Vrana from the Detroit Red Wings for Dylan McLaughlin and a 2025 7th round pick
March 03, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The St. Louis Blues acquired Jakub Vrana from the Detroit Red Wings for Dylan McLaughlin and a 2025 7th round pick
7 11 203 Vancouver Canucks logo
7 12 204 Ottawa Senators logo
7 13 205 Buffalo Sabres logo
7 14 206 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
7 15 207 Buffalo Sabres logo Nashville Predators logo
March 03, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Nashville Predators acquired Rasmus Asplund from Buffalo Sabres for a 2025 7th round pick
March 03, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Nashville Predators acquired Rasmus Asplund from Buffalo Sabres for a 2025 7th round pick
7 16 208 Calgary Flames logo
7 17 209 New York Islanders logo
7 18 210 Winnipeg Jets logo
7 19 211 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
7 20 212 Seattle Kraken logo
7 21 213 Tampa Bay Lightning logo Minnesota Wild logo
November 08, 2023
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Minnesota Wild acquired Zach Bogosian from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2025 7th round pick
November 08, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Minnesota Wild acquired Zach Bogosian from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2025 7th round pick
7 22 214 Los Angeles Kings logo
7 23 215 New York Rangers logo
7 24 216 Edmonton Oilers logo
7 25 217 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
7 26 218 New Jersey Devils logo
7 27 219 Colorado Avalanche logo
7 28 220 Boston Bruins logo
7 29 221 Dallas Stars logo
7 30 222 Carolina Hurricanes logo
7 31 223 Florida Panthers logo
7 32 224 Columbus Blue Jackets logo Vegas Golden Knights logo
March 02, 2023
March 02, 2023 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Vegas Golden Knights acquired Jonathan Quick from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Michael Hutchinson and a 2025 7th round pick

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The NHL Entry Draft is an assembly of NHL franchises, during which teams take turns selecting the rights to amateur ice hockey players. Players are selected from junior or collegiate leagues, as well as professional European league players who meet the draft requirements two to three months after the previous season has concluded. For North American players to be eligible, they should have reached the age of 18 on or before September 15 of the draft year, and should be below 20 years of age before December 31st. For European and international players, the age range is between 18 and 21 years of age.

NHL Draft History

The first NHL Draft was held on June 5, 1963 in Montreal. During this time, the conference was called the NHL Amateur Draft, because only players between 18 and 20 years of age from non-professional leagues were eligible. The title was eventually changed to NHL Entry Draft in 1980, when professional players (from age 18 to 20) from the defunct World Hockey Association (WHA) joined the league through the draft, with the exception of Wayne Gretzky, who came to the NHL undrafted as part of an agreement for WHA teams to bring over a limited number of players.

NHL Draft Lottery

Throughout NHL draft history, there have been many changes in the draft lottery format. From 1963 up to 1994, draft order was determined in reverse order of the team standings, so the team that finished last during the previous season was allowed to make the first pick. In 1995, the NHL changed the way the draft selections were awarded. All non-playoff teams would be entered in a lottery, and the winner would move up by as many as 4 picks. The chances of winning the lottery weighed heavily on the teams at the bottom of the regular season standings. In 2013, the NHL made another alteration to the draft lottery process. Instead of allowing the lottery winner to move up by 4 draft spots, the winner would now move all the way up to the number one spot. Recently, in 2016, the NHL draft lottery format was modified once again. This time, the top 3 picks were all drawn through the lottery, instead of simply holding a lottery for the first overall pick.

NHL Expansion Draft

Occasionally, whenever the NHL expanded, they would need to stock the new team with players through an expansion draft. During an NHL Expansion Draft, existing teams would submit a list of 'protected' players, who are not to be included in the draft, and the expansion teams would instead choose players who are not on the lists.

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