Live Blog: 2021 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1

Another day, another NHL draft, another live blog! This time, I’ll be live-blogging round one of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, which begins at 8:00 pm ET and airs on ESPN2 and Sportsnet. Follow along with me for coverage of all the picks, plus any trades that go down once the action begins! All trades in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft will be located in the first section. Then, picks will be organized by the order in which they’ll happen, so since the Buffalo Sabres have the first overall pick this year, they’ll be listed first.


Several trades happened earlier today in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, but this section will only include trades that occurred after 8:00 pm ET today.

The Dallas Stars have traded the 15th overall pick in this year’s draft to the Detroit Red Wings for the 23rd, 48th, and 138th picks in this year’s draft.

The Minnesota Wild have traded the 20th overall pick in this year’s draft to the Edmonton Oilers for the 22nd and 90th picks in this year’s draft.

The Carolina Hurricanes have traded the 27th overall pick in this year’s draft to the Nashville Predators for the 40th and 51st picks in this year’s draft.

1. Buffalo Sabres

Pick: Owen Power.

Position: Left defenseman.

From: University of Michigan (NCAA).

2. Seattle Kraken

Pick: Matthew Beniers.

Position: Center.

From: University of Michigan (NCAA).

3. Anaheim Ducks

Pick: Mason McTavish.

Position: Center.

From: Peterborough Petes (OHL).

4. New Jersey Devils

Pick: Luke Hughes.

Position: Left defenseman, but can easily play the right side.

From: United States National Team Development Program (USHL).

5. Columbus Blue Jackets

Pick: Kent Johnson.

Position: Center.

From: University of Michigan (NCAA).

6. Detroit Red Wings

Pick: Simon Edvinsson.

Position: Left defenseman.

From: Frolunda HC (SHL).

7. San Jose Sharks

Pick: William Eklund.

Position: Center/left wing.

From: Djurgardens IF (SHL).

8. Los Angeles Kings

Pick: Brandt Clarke.

Position: Right defenseman.

From: Barrie Colts (OHL).

9. Arizona Coyotes (From the Vancouver Canucks)

Pick: Dylan Guenther.

Position: Left wing/right wing.

From: Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL).

10. Ottawa Senators

Pick: Tyler Boucher.

Position: Right wing.

From: United States National Team Development Program (USHL).

11. Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes forfeited their first-round pick this year as part of the sanctions imposed upon them by the NHL for violating the NHL’s Combine Testing Policy. For more information, click here.

12. Columbus Blue Jackets (From the Chicago Blackhawks)

Pick: Cole Sillinger.

Position: Center.

From: Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL).

13. Calgary Flames

Pick: Matthew Coronato.

Position: Right wing.

From: Chicago Steel (USHL).

14. Buffalo Sabres (From the Philadelphia Flyers)

Pick: Isak Rosen.

Position: Left wing/right wing.

From: Leksands IF (SHL).

15. Detroit Red Wings (From the Dallas Stars)

Pick: Sebastian Cossa.

Position: Goaltender.

From: Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL).

16. New York Rangers

Pick: Brennan Othmann.

Position: Left wing.

From: Flint Firebirds (OHL).

17. St. Louis Blues

Pick: Zachary Bolduc.

Position: Center.

From: Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL).

18. Winnipeg Jets

Pick: Chaz Lucius.

Position: Center.

From: United States National Team Development Program (USHL).

19. Nashville Predators

Pick: Fyodor Svechkov.

Position: Center/wing.

From: Ladia Togliatti (VHL).

20. Minnesota Wild (From the Edmonton Oilers)

Pick: Jesper Wallstedt.

Position: Goaltender.

From: Lulea HF (SHL).

21. Boston Bruins

Pick: Fabian Lysell.

Position: Right wing.

From: Lulea HF (SHL).

22. Edmonton Oilers (From the Minnesota Wild)

Pick: Xavier Bourgault.

Position: C.

From: Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL).

23. Dallas Stars (From the Detroit Red Wings via the Washington Capitals)

Pick: Wyatt Johnston.

Position: C.

From: Windsor Spitfires (OHL).

24. Florida Panthers

Pick: Mackie Samoskevich.

Position: Right wing.

From: Chicago Steel (USHL).

25. Columbus Blue Jackets (From the Toronto Maple Leafs)

Pick: Corson Ceulemans.

Position: Right defenseman.

From: University of Wisconsin (NCAA).

26. Minnesota Wild (From the Pittsburgh Penguins)

Pick: Carson Lambos.

Position: Left defenseman.

From: Winnipeg Ice (WHL).

27. Nashville Predators (From the Carolina Hurricanes)

Pick: Zachary L’heureux.

Position: Left wing.

From: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL).

28. Colorado Avalanche

Pick: Oskar Olausson.

Position: Right wing.

From: HV71 (HockeyAllsvenkan).

29. New Jersey Devils (From the New York Islanders)

Pick: Chase Stillman.

Position: Center.

From: Sudbury Wolves (OHL).

30. Vegas Golden Knights

Pick: Zach Dean.

Position: Center.

From: Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL).

31. Montreal Canadiens

Pick: Logan Mailloux.

Position: Right defenseman.

From: London Knights (OHL).

32. Chicago Blackhawks (From the Columbus Blue Jackets via the Tampa Bay Lightning)

Pick: Nolan Allan.

Position: Left defenseman.

From: Prince Albert Raiders (WHL).

-Lydia Murray (@lydia_murray12)

Featured image courtesy of the NHL.


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