It is the moment we have all been waiting for.
The first round of the 2021 NHL Draft got underway Friday with the Buffalo Sabres currently holding the first-overall selection.
Ahead of Friday’s festivities, 162 players from across the Canadian Hockey League have been listed in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings, headlined by Peterborough Petes centre Mason McTavish who ranks second among all North American forwards. Edmonton Oil Kings right-wing Dylan Guenther, Barrie Colts defenceman Brandt Clarke, Flint Firebirds left-wing Brennan Othmann, and Medicine Hat Tigers centre Cole Sillinger round out the top-10 rankings.
Following opening-round action Friday, the 2021 NHL Draft will continue Saturday to complete rounds 2 through 7.
Stay tuned to CHL.ca for all of the latest updates.
3rd overall – Peterborough Petes C Mason McTavish – Anaheim Ducks
8th overall – Barrie Colts D Brandt Clarke – Los Angeles Kings
9th overall – Edmonton Oil Kings RW Dylan Guenther – Arizona Coyotes
12th overall – Medicine Hat Tigers C Cole Sillinger – Columbus Blue Jackets
15th overall – Edmonton Oil Kings G Sebastian Cossa – Detroit Red Wings
16th overall – Flint Firebirds LW Brennan Othmann – Flint Firebirds
17th overall – Rimouski Oceanic C Zachary Bolduc – St. Louis Blues
22nd overall – Shawinigan Cataractes RW Xavier Bourgault – Edmonton Oilers
23rd overall – Windsor Spitfires C Wyatt Johnston – Dallas Stars
26th overall – Winnipeg ICE D Carson Lambos – Minnesota Wild
27th overall – Halifax Mooseheads LW Zachary L’Heureux – Nashville Predators
29th overall – Sudbury Wolves RW Chase Stillman – New Jersey Devils
30th overall – Gatineau Olympiques C Zachary Dean – Vegas Golden Knights
32nd overall – Prince Albert Raiders D Nolan Allan – Chicago Blackhawks