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2021 NHL Draft complete first-round order

We take a look at the first-round order for the 2021 NHL Draft.

Seattle head coach Dave Hakstol talks with some members of the Kraken staff during the NHL-Seattle Kraken expansion draft July 21, 2021 at Gas Works Park in Seattle, WA. Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The 2021 NHL Draft is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2 on Friday night. The Sabres will have the first pick while we’ll also see the first ever selection by the expansion Kraken at No. 2 overall. The two prospects expected to go at the top are both out of the University of Michigan: D Owen Power and C Matthew Beniers. Chances are the Sabres and Kraken will go with one of those two in the 1-2 position. Behind them is a slew of middling prospects as most experts believe there isn’t much separation between most of the names in the 3-10 range.

Below you’ll be able to find the complete order for the first round, which will take place on Friday night. Rounds 2-7 will be held during the afternoon on Saturday. The Coyotes forfeited their pick at No. 11 overall after violating the NHL Combine Testing policy during the 2019-20 season.

Update: The Sabres have acquired the No. 14 pick in the 2021 draft as part of a trade involving D Rasmus Ristolainen.

Update: The Coyotes have acquired the No. pick from the Canucks in a trade involving D Oliver Ekman-Larson and F Conor Garland.

2021 NHL Draft order, Round 1

1. Buffalo Sabres
2. Seattle Kraken
3. Anaheim Ducks
4. New Jersey Devils
5. Columbus Blue Jackets
6. Detroit Red Wings
7. San Jose Sharks
8. Los Angeles Kings
9. Arizona Coyotes (via Vancouver Canucks)
10. Ottawa Senators
11. Forfeited pick - Belonged to Arizona Coyotes
12. Chicago Blackhawks
13. Calgary Flames
14. Buffalo Sabres (via Philadelphia Flyers)
15. Dallas Stars
16. New York Rangers
17. St. Louis Blues
18. Winnipeg Jets
19. Nashville Predators
20. Edmonton Oilers
21. Boston Bruins
22. Minnesota Wild
23. Detroit Red Wings (from Washington Capitals)
24. Florida Panthers
25. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Toronto Maple Leafs)
26. Minnesota Wild (from Pittsburgh Penguins)
27. Carolina Hurricanes
28. Colorado Avalanche
29. New Jersey Devils (from New York Islanders)
30. Vegas Golden Knights
31. Montreal Canadiens
32. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Tampa Bay Lightning)