The opening round of the 2022 NHL Draft took place at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Thursday. The Montreal Canadiens took forward Juraj Slafkovsky with the first pick, top prospect Shane Wright went to the Seattle Kraken at No. 4.
Oilers select Schaefer with the 32nd pick of the NHL Draft
The Edmonton Oilers picked forward Reid Schaefer with the 32nd and final pick of the opening round of the 2022 NHL Draft.
Schaefer appeared in 66 games last season with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League and posted 32 goals with 26 assists.
Lightning select Howard at No. 31
The Tampa Bay Lightning drafted forward Isaac Howard with the 31st selection of the 2022 NHL Draft.
Isaac played in 27 games for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and posted 11 goals and 26 assists.
Jets draft Lambert with the No. 30 pick of the Draft.
Winnipeg Jets selected forward Brad Lambert with the 30th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft on Thursday, their second pick of the Draft.
Lambert posted four goals and six assists in 49 games in the Finnish Liiga last season.
Coyotes select Lamoureux at No. 29
The Arizona Coyotes picked Maveric Lamoureux with the 29th overall pick of the 2022 NHL Draft, the third player they've selected on Thursday.
Lamoureux scored four goals with 20 assists in 54 games last season for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior League.
Sabres take Kulich at No. 28
The Buffalo Sabres select Jiri Kulich at No. 28 in the 2022 NHL Draft, this is the Sabres third pick of the first round.
Kulich scored nine goals with five assists in 49 games for HC Energie Karlovy Vary of the Czech Extraliga.
Sharks pick Bystedt at No. 27
The San Jose Sharks selected forward Filip Bystedt with the 27th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
Bystedt played in 40 games for Linkoping HC Jr. and posted 16 goals and 33 assists. He also played in 15 games for Linkoping and had a goal and an assist.
Canadiens select Mesar with the 26th pick of the Draft
The Montreal Canadiens chose forward Filip Mesar with the No. 26 pick of the 2022 NHL Draft, their second selection of the opening round.
Mesar appeared in 37 games last season for HK Poprad of the Slovak Extraliga and posted eight goals and eight assists.
Blackhawks select Rinzel with the No. 25 pick
The Chicago Blackhawks chose defenceman Sam Rinzel with the 25th pick of the 2022 NHL Draft.
Rinzel played in 27 games last season for Chaska High School and posted nine goals with 38 points.
Wild take Yurov at No. 24
The Minnesota Wild selected forward Danila Yurov with the 24th pick of the NHL Draft.
Yurov played in 23 games last season for Magnitogorsk of the KHL and posted 13 goals with 13 assists.
Blues pick Snuggerud at No. 23
The St. Louis Blues picked Jimmy Snuggerud with the 23rd selection of the NHL Draft.
Snuggerud appeared in 59 games last season for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and posted 24 goals and 63 points.
Ducks select Gaucher at No. 22
The Anaheim Ducks picked forward Nathan Gaucher with the 22nd selection of the NHL Draft on Thursday.
Gaucher played in 66 games last season for the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and posted 31 goals with 26 assists.
Penguins pick Pickering at No. 21
The Pittsburgh Penguins selected defenceman Owen Pickering with the 21st pick of the 2022 NHL Draft.
Pickering skated in 62 games last season for the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League and posted nine goals and 33 points.
Capitals pick Miroshnichenko at No. 20
The Washington Capitals selected forwad Ivan Miroshnichenko with the 20th pick of the 2022 NHL Draft.
Miroshnichenko played in 31 games last season for Omsk and posted 10 goals with 16 points.
Wild make Ohgren the No. 19 pick of the Draft
The Minnesota Wild took forward Liam Ohgren with the 19th selection of the 2022 NHL Draft on Thursday.
Ohgren played in 30 games last season with Djurgardens of the Swedish Hockey League and scored 33 goals and 25 assists.
Stars pick Bichsel with the No. 18 selection
The Dallas Stars selected defenceman Lian Bichsel with the 18th pick of the 2022 NHL Draft.
Bichsel had a goal and two assists in 29 games last season for Leksands of the Swedish Hockey League
Predators pick Kemell at No. 17
The Nashville Predators chose forward Joakim Kemell with the 17th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
Kemell had 15 goals and eight assists in 39 games last season for the JYP of the Finnish Liiga.
Sabres select Ostlund at No. 16
The Buffalo Sabres took forward Noah Ostlund with the 16th pick of the NHL Draft on Thursday.
Ostlund score nine goals with 42 points in 32 games last season for Djurgardens of the Swedish Hockey League.
Canucks pick Lekkerimaki at No. 15 in the NHL Draft
The Vancouver Canucks used the 15th pick of the 2022 NHL Draft on forward Jonathan Lekkerimaki on Thursday.
Lekkerimaki scored 20 goals with 35 points in 26 games last season for Djurgardens of the Swedish Hockey League.
Jets select McGroarty with the No. 14 pick of the draft
The Winnipeg Jets selected forward Rutger McGroarty with the 14th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft on Th Rutger McGroarty ursday.
McGroarty appeared in 54 games last season for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and scored 35 goals and added 34 assists.
Blackhawks select Nazar 13th overall
The Chicago Blackhawks selected forward Frank Nazar with the 13th pick of the 2022 NHL Draft.
Nazar scored 28 goals and added 42 assists in 36 games for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.
Blue Jackets take Mateychuk with the 12th pick
The Columbus Blue Jackets selected defenceman Denton Mateychuk with the 12th overall selection of the NHL Draft.
Mateychuk scored 13 goals with 64 points for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League last season.
Coyotes select Geekie with the 11th overall pick
The Arizona Coyotes chose Conor Geekie with the 11th pick of the NHL Draft on Thursday.
Geekie played in 63 games last season for the Winnipeg Ice and scored 24 goals with 70 points last season in the Western Hockey League.
Ducks pick Mintyukov with the No. 10 selection
The Anaheim Ducks selected defenceman Pavel Mintyukov with the 10th selection of the 2022 NHL Draft.
Mintyukov appeared in 67 games last season for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League and posted 17 goals and 45 assists.
Sabres take Savoie with No. 9 pick
The Buffalo Sabres chose forward Matthew Savoie with the No. 9 pick in the NHL Draft.
Savoie scored 35 goals and added 55 assists in 65 games for the Winnipeg Ice of the Western Hockey League.
Red Wings take Kasper at No. 8
The Detroit Red Wings picked centre Marco Kasper with the eighth selection of the NHL Draft.
Kasper scored seven goals with 11 points in 46 games for Rogle of the Swedish Hockey League.
Blackhawks pick Korchinski with the No. 7 pick
The Chicago Blackhawks picked defenceman Kevin Korchinski with the seventh selection of the NHL Draft.
Korchinski appeared in 67 games for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League and scored four goals with 61 assists last season.
Blue Jackets select Jiricek with the No. 6 pick
The Columbus Blue Jackets drafted defenceman David Jiricek sixth overall in the 2022 NHL Draft..
Jiricek contributed five goals and 11 points for Plzen of the Czech Extraliga last season.
Flyers take Gauthier with fifth pick
The Philadelphia Flyers chose forward Cutter Gauthier with the fifth selection of the 2022 NHL Draft.
Gauthier appeared in 54 games for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program last season and scored 34 goals with 31 assists.
Kraken select Wright at No. 4
The Seattle Kraken selected centre Shane Wright with the fourth pick of the 2022 NHL Draft on Thursday.
Wright, 18, had 32 goals and 94 points in 63 games in 2021-22 with the Kingston Frontenacs.
Coyotes take Cooley with the No. 3 selection
The Arizona Coyotes drafted centre Logan Cooley with the third pick of the 2022 NHL Draft on Thursday.
Cooley scored 27 goals and added 48 assists in 51 games with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program last season.
Devils pick Nemec at No. 2
The New Jersey Devils selected defenceman Simon Nemec with the second pick in the 2022 NHL Draft on Thursday.
Nemec appeared in 39 games last season for HK Nitra of the Slovak Extraliga and scored a goal with 25 assists.
Canadiens select Slafkovsky at No. 1
The Montreal Canadiens selected winger Juraj Slafkovsky with the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft on Thursday.
Slafkovsky, 18, had five goals and 10 points in 31 games last season with TPS in SM Liiga.
He represented Slovakia at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, winning bronze and tournament MVP after scoring seven goals in seven games. At the 2022 World Championship, he had three goals and nine points in seven games.
This is the first time Montreal has drafted first overall since selecting Doug Wickenheiser in 1980 and the first time a Slovak-born player has been taken with the first pick.