2021 NHL Entry Draft

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2021 NHL Entry Draft
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The 2021 NHL Entry Draft will be the 59th NHL Entry Draft. The draft is expected to be held in June 2021.

Eligibility[edit]

Ice hockey players born between January 1, 2001, and September 15, 2003, are eligible for selection in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Additionally, un-drafted, non-North American players born in 2000 are eligible for the draft; and those players who were drafted in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, but not signed by an NHL team and who were born after June 30, 2001, are also eligible to re-enter the draft.[1]

Traded picks[edit]

The order of the 2021 Entry Draft will be finalized upon the conclusion of the 2020–21 NHL season. However, some teams have already exchanged picks for this draft via trade. These picks are listed below.

Round one[edit]

No traded picks for this round

Round two[edit]

  1. The Columbus Blue Jackets' second-round pick will go to the Ottawa Senators as the result of a trade on February 23, 2019 that sent Ryan Dzingel and Calgary's seventh-round pick in 2019 to Columbus in exchange for Anthony Duclair, a second-round pick in 2020 and this pick.[2]
  2. The New Jersey Devils' second-round pick will go to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on July 29, 2019 that sent Nikita Gusev to New Jersey in exchange for a third-round pick in 2020 and this pick.[3]
  3. The St. Louis Blues' second-round pick will go to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on June 28, 2019 that sent Colin Miller to Buffalo in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2022 and this pick.[4]
    Buffalo previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on July 1, 2018 that sent Ryan O'Reilly to St. Louis in exchange for Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund, Tage Thompson, a conditional first-round pick in 2019 or 2020 and this pick.[5]
  4. The San Jose Sharks' second-round pick will go to the Ottawa Senators as the result of a trade on September 13, 2018 that sent Erik Karlsson and Francis Perron to San Jose in exchange for Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, Josh Norris, Rudolfs Balcers, a conditional second-round pick in 2019, a conditional first-round pick in 2019 or 2020, a conditional first-round pick no later than 2022 and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[6] The condition – Ottawa will receive a second-round pick in 2021 if Karlsson re-signs with the Sharks for the 2019–20 NHL season and the Sharks do not make the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals[7] – was converted on June 17, 2019 when Karlsson re-signed with San Jose for the 2019–20 NHL season.[8]

Round three[edit]

  1. The Buffalo Sabres' third-round pick will go to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on July 1, 2019 that sent Jimmy Vesey to Buffalo in exchange for this pick.[9]
  2. The Chicago Blackhawks' third-round pick will go to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of a trade on June 30, 2019 that sent Andrew Shaw and a seventh-round pick in 2021 to Chicago in exchange for a second and seventh-round pick in 2020 and this pick.[10]
  3. The Vegas Golden Knights' third-round pick will go to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a trade on February 26, 2018 that sent Tomas Tatar to Vegas in exchange for a first-round pick in 2018, the Islanders' second-round pick in 2019 and this pick.[11]

Round four[edit]

  1. The Pittsburgh Penguins' fourth-round pick will go to the Arizona Coyotes as the result of a trade on June 29, 2019 that sent Alex Galchenyuk and Pierre-Olivier Joseph to Pittsburgh in exchange for Phil Kessel, Dane Birks and this pick.[12]

Round five[edit]

No traded picks for this round

Round six[edit]

No traded picks for this round

Round seven[edit]

  1. The Montreal Canadiens' seventh-round pick will go to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on June 30, 2019 that sent a second and seventh-round pick in 2020 and a third-round pick in 2021 to Montreal in exchange for Andrew Shaw and this pick.[10]
  2. The Nashville Predators' seventh-round pick will go to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the result of a trade on June 14, 2019 that sent Connor Ingram to Nashville in exchange for this pick.[13]
  3. The Winnipeg Jets' seventh-round pick will go to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on February 25, 2019 that sent Bogdan Kiselevich to Winnipeg in exchange for this pick.[14]

Unresolved conditional draft picks[edit]

The following draft picks have been dealt with a condition attached that could not be resolved yet. They are listed below with round, teams, condition itself and further notes, e.g. the players or picks involved in the respective trade.

Round Team receiving pick Team granting pick Condition Further notes
1 Carolina Hurricanes Toronto Maple Leafs Carolina will receive a first-round pick in 2021 if Toronto's first-round pick in 2020 is inside of the top ten selections.[15] Carolina acquired this pick in a trade on June 22, 2019 that sent a sixth-round pick in 2020 to Toronto in exchange for Patrick Marleau, a seventh-round pick in 2020 and this conditional pick.[15]
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Vancouver Canucks Tampa Bay will receive a first-round pick in 2021 if Vancouver does not qualify for the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs.[16] Tampa Bay acquired this pick in a trade on June 22, 2019 that sent J. T. Miller to Vancouver in exchange for Marek Mazanec, a third-round pick in 2019 and this conditional pick.[16]
5 Vegas Golden Knights Carolina Hurricanes Vegas will receive a fifth-round pick in 2021 if Haula re-signs with the Hurricanes for the 2020–21 NHL season or if Carolina trades him for a player, multiple draft picks or if he is traded for a draft pick in the first five rounds of any future draft.[17] Vegas acquired this pick in a trade on June 26, 2019 that sent Erik Haula to Carolina in exchange for Nicolas Roy and this conditional pick.[18]
6 Edmonton Oilers Pittsburgh Penguins Edmonton will receive a sixth-round pick in 2021 if Marino signs with the Penguins or if Pittsburgh trades his rights before the start of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.[19] Edmonton acquired this pick in a trade on July 26, 2019 that sent John Marino to Pittsburgh in exchange for this conditional pick.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey Operations Guidelines – NHL.com – NHL Headquarters". NHL.com. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "Blue Jackets acquire Ryan Dzingel, pick from Senators". Columbus Blue Jackets. February 23, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Gusev traded to Devils by Golden Knights". July 29, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "Miller traded to Sabres by Golden Knights". June 28, 2019. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "Sabres trade Ryan O'Reilly to Blues". July 1, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "Ottawa Senators trade Erik Karlsson to San Jose Sharks". September 13, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Ottawa Senators trade Erik Karlsson to San Jose Sharks". September 13, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  8. ^ "Karlsson, Sharks agree to contract: report". June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  9. ^ "Vesey traded to Sabres by Rangers". July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Canadiens acquire three draft picks from Chicago for Andrew Shaw". Montreal Canadiens. June 30, 2019. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "Vegas Golden Knights Acquire Tomas Tatar From The Detroit Red Wings". February 26, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  12. ^ "Kessel traded to Coyotes by Penguins for Galchenyuk". June 29, 2019. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  13. ^ "Lightning acquire seventh-round pick in 2021 from Nashville". June 14, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  14. ^ "Jets acquire defenceman Bogdan Kiselevich from Panthers". February 25, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Marleau traded to Hurricanes by Maple Leafs". June 22, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Miller traded to Canucks by Lightning". June 22, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  17. ^ "Golden Knights trade Haula to Hurricanes for Nicolas Roy". June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  18. ^ "Haula traded to Hurricanes by Golden Knights". June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  19. ^ a b "Penguins Acquire John Marino from Edmonton for Conditional Draft Pick". July 26, 2019. Retrieved July 28, 2019.

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