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NHL Draft 2019: Every pick made in the first round | NBC Sports



A bustling scene inside Rogers Arena on
a night where the hockey world looks to the future, where fans wait and hope, and
where front offices make decisions that could impact the fate of their
franchises for years to come. So, let's get started. The first selection
of the 2019 NHL Draft belongs to the New Jersey Devils. With the first pick
overall the New Jersey Devils are proud to select from the U.S. program, Jack
Hughes. Take the pictures and mark this moment in history, but one of the things
too about Jack, we can look at his physical stature I'll tell you what he
is imposing with. His speed. With the second pick in the 2019 draft from TPS
Turku, Kaapo Kakko. So I think that's gonna be phenomenal. One other thing
about Kaapo Kakko, Craig knows about this Bobby does. With the third pick, the
Blackhawks are proud to select from the Saskatoon Blades Kirby Dach.
I don't see it. I think he I think he's going to need at least a year, you know,
to go through I mean one of the things with Kirby too is that he's still
growing physically. With our fourth pick Colorado Avalanche are proud to select
from the Vancouver Giants Bowen Byram. Keep an eye on the Avalanche to. They could be in the trade market today. The Los Angeles Kings are proud to
select from the United States Hockey League, Alex Turcotte. He was like a junior Jonathan Toews in terms of being very
serious dedicated and all those aspects of the game. With the sixth pick in the
draft, the Detroit Red Wings select from Manheim of the DEL, Moritz Seider. He's
got some size. Heaviest elite prospect at 208 pounds. You see him up there, he
stands six-foot-three. The Buffalo Sabres are pleased to
select, from Whitehorse and Lethbridge of the WHL, Dylan Cozens. Sabres
fans had to watch that picture of O'Reilly with all the trophies in front
of them and now they get to see this picture of their newest player. And this is
a guy that helps you win big games. With the eighth pick in the draft, the Edmonton Oilers select, from AIK Sweden, Philip Broberg. When he played in his age group, he was a dominant defenseman in his age group. With the ninth selection, Anaheim is proud to select from the USA Development Program, Trevor Zegras. And you get a player
like this, you get creativity. You do. And imagination. At the same exact age he
reminds me a lot of Elias Pettersson. In 2019, the Vancouver Canucks draft, from Saint Petersburg Petersburg of the KHL, Vasili Podkolzin. At the world junior championship, he was outstanding. They're warming up to
this pick a little bit here in Vancouver because when they first heard it they
weren't sure what to think and some of them maybe didn't like it. Oh, now you like me? Philadelphia trades the No. 11 pick in this year's draft, the pick that's pending, to Arizona for
the No. 14 pick in this year's draft and the No. 45 pick in this
year's draft. Arizona coyotes are proud to select, from Brynäs IF in the Swedish
Hockey League, Victor Soderstrom. So, the Coyotes add a piece. They've not made the playoffs the past seven seasons, but they're trending up. They only finished four points out of the second wild card this season. And with our selection, from the
US Team National Development Program, we select Matt Boldy. So, they come in in September of 2017 this group of young men of 16-year-olds
and they've won the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Florida Panthers select,
from the US National Team Development Program, Spencer Knight. This player's got a chance to be that and more. Philadelphia is proud to select, from
the US National Team Development Program, Cam York. With the 15th overall selection, the
Montreal Canadiens select, from the US National Development Program, Cole
Caulfield. Bell Center when they got the Ole, Ole
Oleg going, it'll be Co-le, Co-le, Co-le. Colorado selects, from Victoria the BC
Hockey League, Alex Newhook. You know, when you have Nathan MacKinnon playing in front of you it really helps you kind of ease in. Vegas selects, from the Western Hockey League's Winnipeg Ice, center Peyton Krebs. The Dallas Stars are proud to pick Harley Thomas. Ottawa selects, from Kelowna, Lassi Thomson. There are a lot of similarities, this is for Senators fans, to what Duncan Keith was at a very young
age. Thank you Chevy. The Winnipeg Jets are proud to select, from Lukko Finland,
Ville Heinola. The Pittsburgh Penguins are proud to select, from Sherbrooke and Quebec Major Junior
League, Samuel Poulin. Pittsburgh's a talented team that can afford to wait at
this point with this pick. They're gonna have to wait because he's not
ready to play. The Los Angeles Kings proudly select, from Djurgårdens Sweden,
Tobias Bjornfot. Tobias Bjornfot is a great competitor. You know, Sweden had never won the U-18 and he was captain of the first-time gold medalists. Islanders
will select, from HV71 Swedish Junior League, forward Simon Holmstrom. With our first choice, Nashville Predators select, from the Niagara IceDogs, Philip Tomasino. Thirty-four goals
this season only four on the power play. Washington Capitals select, from the
London Knights, Connor McMichael. With our first selection, from Moncton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League,
Jacob Peltier. The Tampa Bay Lightning are very proud to select, from Kelowna of the
Western Hockey League, Nolan Foote. First-ever pick for Julien BriseBois as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning. That's right, Steve
Yzerman made the pick tonight earlier for the Detroit Red Wings. The Carolina Hurricanes select, from the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League, Ryan Suzuki. He was the MVP of the OHL playoffs for Guelf, who won the championship and Nick is a
dyed-in-the-wool competitor. The Anaheim Ducks are excited to select, from the Moose Jaw Warriors, Brayden
Tracy. Not too far off the board. We had Brayden Taacy at No. 36. Bruins are proud to select John Beecher. The Buffalo Sabres select, from Sioux Falls, Ryan Johnson.