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Every pick in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft

We’re tracking the entire first round of the 2022 NHL Draft while also looking at trades throughout Thursday night.

Shane Wright #51 of the Kingston Frontenacs skates against the Oshawa Generals at Tribute Communities Centre on November 21, 2021 in Oshawa, Ontario. Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images

The 2022 NHL Draft will hold the first round on Thursday, July 7, starting at 7 p.m. ET from Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The Montreal Canadiens have the first pick in the draft and Kingston C Shane Wright has the best odds to go No. 1 at -195. That number has moved a decent amount in favor of Juraj Slafkovsky, who is behind Wright at +105 to go first overall. It’s a weird situation with Wright being favored but Slafkovsky almost at even odds to go to the Habs. Either way, we’ll find out soon.

We had a big trade earlier in the day Thursday with the Blackhawks sending LW Alex DeBrincat to the Senators for a package of picks, including the No. 7 overall selection in tonight’s draft. The Hawks had initially traded the No. 6 pick prior to last season to acquire Seth Jones from the Blue Jackets. Chicago gets back into the top 10 in this draft and has a chance to add an impact player again as part of a rebuild.

Below we’ll be tracking all the picks from the first round on Thursday night.

2022 NHL Draft tracker: First round

1. Montreal Canadiens — Juraj Slafkovsky, RW, Slovakia
2. New Jersey Devils — Simon Nemec, D, Slovakia
3. Arizona Coyotes — Logan Cooley, C, USDP
4. Seattle Kraken — Shane Wright, C, Kingston
5. Philadelphia Flyers — Cutter Gauthier, LW, USDP (Boston College)
6. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Chicago Blackhawks) — David Jiricek, D, Czechia
7. Chicago Blackhawks (from Ottawa Senators) — Kevin Korchinski, D, Seattle (WHL)
8. Detroit Red Wings — Marco Kasper, C, SHL
9. Buffalo Sabres — Matthew Savoie, C, Winnipeg (WHL)
10. Anaheim Ducks — Pavel Mintyukov, D, Saginaw (OHL)
11. Coyotes (from San Jose Sharks) — Conor Geekie, C, Winnipeg (WHL)
12. Columbus Blue Jackets — Denton Mateychuk, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
13. Blackhawks (from MTL via NYI) — Frank Nazar, RW, USDP (Michigan)
14. Winnipeg Jets — Rutger McGroarty, C/RW, USDP (Michigan)
15. Vancouver Canucks — Jonathan Lekkerimaki, RW, SHL
16. Buffalo Sabres (from Vegas Golden Knights) — Noah Ostlund, C, SHL
17. Nashville Predators — Joakim Kemell, RW, Liiga
18. Dallas Stars — Lian Bichsel, D, SHL
19. Wild (via LAK) — Liam Ohgren, LW, SHL
20. Washington Capitals — Ivan Miroshnichenko, LW, Russia
21. Pittsburgh Penguins — Owen Pickering, D, Swift Current (WHL)
22. Anaheim Ducks (from Boston Bruins) — Nathan Gaucher, C, Quebec (QMJHL)
23. St. Louis Blues — Jimmy Snuggerud, RW, USDP (Minnesota)
24. Minnesota Wild — Danila Yurov, RW, Russia
25. Blackhawks (via TOR) — Sam Rinzel, D, Waterloo (Minnesota)
26. Montreal Canadiens (from Calgary Flames) — Filip Mesar, W/C, Slovakia
27. Sharks (from CAR via MTL via ARI) — Filip Bystedt, C, SHL
28. Buffalo Sabres (from Florida Panthers) — Jiri Kulich, C, Czechia
29. Coyotes (via EDM) — Maveric Lamoureux, D, Drummondville (QMJHL)
30. Winnipeg Jets (from New York Rangers) — Brad Lambert, C/RW, Liiga
31. Tampa Bay Lightning — Isaac Howard, LW, USDP (Minnesota-Duluth)
32. Oilers (from ARI via Colorado Avalanche) — Reid Schaefer, LW, Seattle (WHL)